SaluteMyJob and J1 Consulting Merger FAQs

We are pleased to announce that as of the 1 October 2018, SaluteMyJob and J1 Consulting have joined forces to provide a more comprehensive set of integrated veterans focused advisory, recruitment and training services that will better serve employers and ex-military jobseekers alike.

We hope our FAQs answer any questions you may have about the merger but please contact us if you’d like to know more.

General Questions

Q. What is happening to SaluteMyJob and J1 Consulting?

A. SaluteMyJob and J1 Consulting are joining forces to provide a more comprehensive set of veteran focused advisory, recruitment and training services that will better serve employers and military talent.

Q. Why are you merging SaluteMyJob with J1 Consulting?

A. SaluteMyJob and J1 Consulting have specialised in different sectors of the ex-military market so the merger made perfect sense as there is a clear strategic fit between the two organisations. We feel that together we can make a greater impact on veteran recruitment.

Q. When does the merger take place?

A. The new employer focused company, SMJ Consulting Services, will launch on the 1 October 2018. SaluteMyJob will continue to support service personnel & reservists. J1 Consulting will stop taking on new candidates and clients from the 1 October 2018. SaluteMyJob, our service personnel facing operation, is available to you now.

Q. How will the merger affect SaluteMyJob's social enterprise status?

A. Our commitment to giving back a proportion of company profits to the military community will remain unchanged.

Q. What will happen to J1 Consultancy as a company?

A. J1's clients and candidates will be incorporated into the SMJ Group, either to SMJ Consulting Services if you're an employer or SaluteMyJob if you're a candidate.

Q. What will happen to SaluteMyJob as a company?

A. SaluteMyJob will focus on helping ex-military personnel and reservists with their job searching. Our employer services will now be offered through the new company SMJ Consulting Services Ltd.

Q. What is happening to the J1 Consulting staff?

A. Nick Everard and Tamsin Holmes are joining the new company. Iain Herron has already left the company.

Questions for clients

Q. I'm a SaluteMyJob client. How is this going to affect our contract & invoicing?

A. You will in time get a new contract from SMJ Consulting Services Ltd. As we access relationships, we'll review what's needed for each contract and be in contact with you. In future you will be invoiced by SMJ Consulting Services Ltd.

Q. I'm a J1 client. How is this going to affect our contract & invoicing?

A. You will in time get a new contract from SMJ Consulting Services Ltd. As we access relationships, we'll review what's needed for each contract and be in contact with you. In future you will be invoiced by SMJ Consulting Services Ltd.

Q. I'm a SaluteMyJob client. Who's my contact going to be now?

A. Your contact will remain the same, however their email address will change.

Q. I'm a J1 client. Who's my contact going to be now?

A. Your contact will remain the same, however their email address will change.

Q. How is the merger going to affect the price I pay for your employer services?

A. Nothing will change in terms of pricing. Given the wider range of services offered by SMJ Consulting Services, we will be able to offer even better value for money to meet your wider needs.

Q. I'm a J1 client. How will the change affect us?

A. The change will positively impact the services we provide you, with a broader access to a ready-made source of top ex-military talent, with a range of valuable, transferable skills that will be suited for a wide-range of roles at all levels - from operatives through to executive level. We will also now be able to help you with implementing Veteran Recruitment Programmes and build pipelines of ex-military talent.

Q. I'm a SaluteMyJob client. How will the change affect us?

A. The change will positively impact the services we provide you, with a broader access to a ready-made source of top ex-military talent, with a range of valuable, transferable skills that will be suited for a wide-range of roles at all levels - from operatives through to executive level.

Q. How will this improve our chances of finding the right talent?

A. You will have access to an extensive range of ex-military jobseekers, with a range of transferable hard and soft skills that will be suited to a wide-ranging number of roles from all levels. Our large number of jobseekers come from all Services, from all ranks, enabling you to capitilise on ex-military talent.

Questions for candidates

Q. I was previously registered with J1 Consulting. What differences will I see?

A. We will offer what we always have done but under the SaluteMyJob brand. Additionally we will be able to offer you even more job opportunities and further support with your job search and career development - all for free.

Q. I was previously registered with SaluteMyJob. What differences will I see?

A. You will see very little difference other than we will be able to offer you a wider range of jobs from a broader range of clients.