Mr. John Clements, Australian psychologist, and Mr. Cady Dominguez, Harvard Business School graduate, sealed the partnership of John Clements Consultants, Inc. for Executive Search and set its sights on becoming a pioneer in the recruitment business.
Looking at the growing need for staffing of professionals, middle management down to rank and file, Professional Staffers Division was born in 1976.
In 1979, Mr. Dominguez formed EDI Staffbuilders with Mr. John Corrigan, an Australian investment banker, to initially service projects in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia was suffering from a recession. Foreign investors were jittery and pulling out. This included John Corrigan, the partner of John Clements Consultants, Inc. in EDI Staffbuilders.
In 1991, another promising market caught Mr. Dominguez’s eyes: Jakarta. He sent two of his consultants to case the joint, so to speak, and to set up a manual of future operations.
Two more divisions formed in 1995 – Speednet and Shop ‘n Check Philippines
In August 2002, Mr. Dominguez – without fuss or fanfare – suddenly fell ill and said goodbye to John Clements Consultants, Inc., the company he gave life to, nurtured, and grew for 28 years.
In 2004, new developments emerged in the corporate world. Offshore Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) was huge and rapidly growing at an unprecedented rate. The call center industry was the fastest growing industry in world, and because of that we pitched the capability of the Philippines to handle BPO/IT and shared services.
John Clements’ Vision Mission Values were forged.
March 2, 2005
Speaking on John Clements’ behalf, Magellan Alliance, a U.S. consulting firm, presented to an SRO audience at the American Chamber of Commerce, initial results of a study on the overall potential of the Philippines as a major BPO destination.
Launched the maiden issue of Wazzup, John Clements’ official electronic corporate newsletter.
John Clements introduced its English Foundation through its Work Force Development Program to help current and future employees communicate more effectively in English
EDI-Staffbuilders International was cited as the benchmark in good recruitment practices by the International Labor Organization (ILO)
May 3, 2005
John Clements, through Carol Dominguez and Rocky Peltzman, vied for English as medium of education in the Batasan Basic Education and Culture sub-committee’s deliberation on the bill.
JC’s top management identified Targeted Selection as new tool to improve hiring and promotion process
In a call for good leaders in the BPO industry, JC took the initiative of offering its Leadership Training Seminars
In the spirit of innovation in Human Resources, the local government of Camarines Sur signed a MOA with John Clements
PT John Clements Indonesia moved to its new office on the 2nd of the the Atrium Mulia in Jakarta
Staffbuilders Asia introduced HR Outsourcing to help companies increase their efficiency and cut costs
John Clements collaborated with Dell in 2 recruitment events in New York and L.A. in attracting U.S.-based Filipino professionals to explore career opportunities in the Philippines
September 6, 2005
The Philippine Consulate in New York hosted a John Clements-sponsored business forum, a first-of-its-kind event meant to show Filipinos abroad the many professional prospects now available back home
EDI Staffbuilders International celebrated its 26th anniversary
John Clements board of Directors elected Mr. Andi Mohammad Hatta, a banker with over 30 years of experience in international finance and credit analysis, to serve as President-Director of PT John Clements Consultants Indonesia
John Clements rolled out its Speak English campaign to help address the issue of low English proficiency rate in the country
The partnership between John Clements and Harvard Business Publishing was established. Thus began the massive training program of JC candidates for management-level positions.
John Clements kicked off the year with its corporate planning session with Reza Baquir, IMF’s Resident Representative, who gave economic projections for the year.
John Clements collaborated with TESDA on its Train the Trainers Program for English teachers.
John Clements went on a retreat to Mount Malarayat in Batangas to chart its five-year plan in a visioning activity, the result of which was the launch of its Vision in April.
Unveiled John Clements Vision 2011 with its publicly stated goal of achieving $3MM in EBIT and as the number one HR Solutions provider in pan-Asia.
John Clements top management visited several cities in India; met up with representatives from giant outsourcing companies like Genpact, Sutherland, OfficeTiger, and HP, learning from their experiences in outsourcing particularly from NASSCOM
John Clements top management visited the Chinese city of Dalian, the outsourcing hub for most of East Asia.
John Clements co-sponsored the inaugural conference of the ASEAN Regional Union of Psychological Societies, bringing together not just psychologists but also their associations for the first time to compare methods and studies, whether for academic or for professional purposes.
John Clements hosted the first iteration of the Philippines Redux, a business forum designed to inform Filipinos abroad of career opportunities available to them back in the Philippines.
EDI Staffbuilders International turned 27, a well-celebrated event attended by several clients testifying to the unparalleled service given to them over the years.
John Clements opened a Job Store at the Festival Mall, thus bringing their recruitment services closer and more convenient to talents in the south of Metro Manila. In later years, they evolved once again to fit the needs of the market by focusing on mobile recruitment, thus making their services even more accessible to candidates.
John Clements top management attended NASSCOM 2007-India Leadership Forum to share its experiences with some leaders in the IT and ITES industries in the country that now has the distinctive global footprint in outsourcing.
John Clements sponsored Women in BPOs to recognize the contributions of women to the Philippines BPO industry
John Clements expanded its services from talent acquisition to talent development with its new partnership with Harvard Business School Publishing
In cooperation with Tully Moss, President of the Magellan Alliance, JC released its study of the Philippines as the destination for Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) and the viability of locations outside of Metro Manila to host outsourcing operations.
John Clements opened a recruitment office in Camarines Sur.
In Jakarta, PT John Clements Indonesia broke ground on its new office site.
John Clements went back to India for another round of meetings with clients and attending the NASSCOM-sponsored conference which discussed India’s concerns and trends in the realm of outsourcing.
EDI Staffbuilders International celebrated its 28th anniversary of international recruitment.
John Clements held its Corp Planning, looking over its business in 2007 and identifying areas where it could do better in 2008.
John Clements, in its annual Christmas Party, rolled out its first-ever Cady Awards, recognizing the extraordinary efforts of its top Sales and Recruitment employees.
John Clements opened a satellite office in Cebu.
John Clements established a partnership with Zenger Folkman, allowing for 360-degree assessment of candidates and better analysis and development of skills, talents and potential.
Kicked off the Senior Leaders’ Program Series, a learning program custom-designed for CEOs, executive committee members, business unit heads, and other corporate leaders.
The Cady Awards was held, for the first time as a separate corporate event, to recognize JCCI’s top-performing consultants.
The first batch of participants graduate from the PMAP Talent Management Program, a five-day workshop organized through its training arm, the Center for Human Resource Management, in partnership with the Business Processing Association of the Philippines, Harvard Business Publishing, and John Clements Consultants.
The first ever Healthy Cooking Competition at John Clements was held.
The Jakarta office was handed over to the local Indonesian partner, and John Clements launched its new vision to become the #1 recruitment company in the Asia Pacific region. Despite this, the company continues to embody the same values and commitment to service it has guaranteed since the beginning.
John Clements Consultants partnered with Harvard Business Publishing and Far Eastern University for its Executive MBA Program.
JCCI President & CEO Carol Dominguez came up with the company’s new vision with the slogan “Your Partner for Life.”
The very first Senior Leaders Program in Hong Kong was organized.
“Operation Sagip,” a relief operation for the victims of the monsoon rains that flooded 90% of Metro Manila, was set in motion.
John Clements Vice President and Managing Director Grace Sorongon was inducted as President of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP).
Executive Coaching, an even more specialized service, a one-on-one partnership for top performers ready for a higher order of leadership, was launched.
The first Zenger Folkman 360-degree Workshop was held.
JCCI President & CEO Carol Dominguez was one of the 800 HBS MBA alumnae who gathered at their alma mater in Boston, Massachusetts for the W50 Summit to celebrate 50 Years of Women in Harvard Business School’s MBA Program.
John Clements Consultants participated in AIESEC’s Global Internship Program.
JCCI launched the fourth edition of its website.
Task Force Yolanda was formed to help victims of typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
The Senior Leaders Program on “Intrapreneurship: Entrepreneurship in the Corporate Setting” kicked off JCCI’s 40th anniversary
EDI-Staffbuilders International received Presidential Award of Excellence
Monthly Walk for Health for JC employees was launched
HBS case study “The Republic of the Philippines: The Next Asian Tiger?” was presented at the Embassy of the Philippines in London
Opened photo exhibit commemorating 40 Years of Developing Extraordinary Leaders as part of JCCI’s 40th anniversary
Held the Extraordinary Leadership Summit: The Key to Building the New Philippines in honor of JCCI’s 40th anniversary; Celebrated JCCI’s 40th anniversary celebration
PS organized the first “Youth for Leadership Summit”, a gathering of a select group of collegiate student leaders and young industry personalities that were recognized with awards of excellence
Incorporated digital technology for the first time at the 6th CADY Awards
Facilitated the first 4-day Senior Leaders Program in Vietnam
Mounted a series of 3-day workshops on Digital Disruption held in strategic cities such as Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, and Manila
Launched the 1st JCCI CEO Golf Classic
We launched JC³ our online portal for jobs and careers, thereby entering and familiarizing ourselves with the digital age. In doing this, we also made finding jobs and getting hired much easier for our potential candidates.
With over 40 years of untainted experience under our belt, we continue to be the best at what we do, and look forward to a bright future, expanding our network by launching partnerships with renowned and influential companies all over the world. We recently partnered with Japan Desk, expanding the reach of our services and making our solutions more accessible to all.