Specialist recruiter goes business-class and gains instant benefits.

As their enterprise was new and growing fast, the directors wanted to keep communications simple and scalable. They also needed to be able to activate UK local numbers easily and enable their team to communicate professionally while away from the office, including overseas.

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The Challenge

Stepping outside the police service after any length of time and entering the private sector can be a daunting experience. One specialist recruiter, Ex-Job, is there to smooth that potentially painful transition. Established by former officer Paul Maleary and his wife Jo, Ex-Job helps people to make the shift successfully and bring their valuable skills, integrity and strong work ethic to the private sector.

The Solution 

Ex-Job wanted a high-quality communications solution. “Some small businesses might try to get by using WhatsApp and other tools on their phones but we wanted to be as professional as possible from day one,” recalls Paul Maleary.

“We were after the full package - and we did some research and realised that 8x8 is seen as one of the market leaders. Although it’s an international company, their UK team understood our needs.”

Ex-Job found exactly what it required in the 8x8 Virtual Office Pro. This cloud-based solution was up and running quickly — and gave the company the professionalism it needed right away, backed by business-class support.

Key Benefits


Greater professionalism

Corporate-grade communications reflect well on the company as it builds its brand. It’s easy for the team to host conference calls, transfer calls, record calls and access call data.


Access to local numbers

The company can switch local numbers on/off depending on how the business wants to present itself across the UK, while enabling privacy over its actual geographic location.


Ability to work from anywhere

Team members can still use the same phone numbers and access all their communications from anywhere in the world — especially from the US, where managers spend significant time.


Ease of use and instant scalability

Intuitive tools and a single bill make the solution effortless to manage. The company can add more seats whenever it needs to grow.

The result

Running a new and thriving company can stretch any team. But the directors of Ex-Job discovered the 8x8 Virtual Office Pro would fit their unique requirements from the outset — and extend their capabilities. With 8x8, they’ve got the elegance and agility of a world-class communications solution at a small business price.


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