Jason Descamps - EARS


Jason Descamps, Founder and Executive Search Consultant, European Affairs Recruitment Specialists, EARS

Jason is an entrepreneur who started his career in recruitment with one of the global leaders in Executive Search. He has helped a variety of clients appoint middle to senior management profiles in a wealth of sectors, ranging from Financial Services, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical in addition to Energy, Manufacturing, Agri-food and Technology.

He holds two master’s degrees, in Communication and in European Studies, during which he built up a solid understanding of public affairs and international relations.

His tenacity is applied today to ensure that no stone will be left unturned when searching for the ideal candidate. He approaches all assignments with professionalism and integrity, enhanced by an enthusiasm to deliver the highest standards of service at all times.



Recruiting for Associations

EARS – the European Affairs Recruitment Specialists is the first dedicated agency supportingclients in the recruitment of profiles in EU Affairs and international relations.

The aim of the workshop will be to involve the public in an interactive exchange on the key aspects of recruiting for associations. We will look at market trends and tendencies and address concrete questions and challenges building on real-life experience brought to the event both by the association executives present, as well as by EARS consultants.

Amongst others, we will look at the following thematic areas specific to recruiting for associations:

Recruitment as a strategic decision:

  • Consultants vs permanent staff
  • Secondment from membership vs own staff

Recruitment options for associations:

  • Internally managed process based on applications received
  • Externally supported headhunting process

Recruitment as a positioning and communication tool:

  • Internal: a strong message of commitment to the members
  • External: thought leadership sign to external stakeholders