Why work for Jo Holdsworth Recruitment

A culture of rewarding recruitment success

Jo Holdsworth Recruitment is an independent recruitment agency in Leeds, staffed by an enthusiastic team who are proud to work alongside a fantastic portfolio of Yorkshire-based businesses. Working as PSL partners with some of the largest employers in the Yorkshire area, we believe in ‘leading by example’, offering great standards of care to our own staff as well as to our clients and candidates.

We offer a working environment that inspires our staff to make a positive, active contribution to our recruitment success. Our strong team values are based on a culture of mutual respect, accountability, honesty and integrity, and empowerment – new ideas and suggestions are actively encouraged and decisions are always made as a team.

Working at Jo Holdsworth Recruitment

Our management style is fair, open and honest with no micro-management; instead we trust and empower our consultants, as well as encouraging ownership of their work. Support is always there from management, and one-to-ones take place on a weekly basis and appraisals on a quarterly basis. We offer great basic salaries and a monthly uncapped commission structure which is paid on total revenue billed with no threshold deductions, or accumulated targets.

Commission is paid up to 20% of total revenue generated per month

In addition we provide a comprehensive range of benefits, including

  • Company pension scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Your Birthday off work
  • Early leave on a Friday
  • Team breakfast on a Monday
  • Quarterly team events
  • Additional banked hours to use at your leisure

JHR Career Case Studies

Davina Newton

“I Joined Jo Holdsworth Recruitment in 2012 after working for a high street recruiter. The career path, progression and financial opportunities were not available at my previous employers so I came to join Jo and have not looked back....”


Katie Yeoman

"Working for Jo Holdsworth Recruitment has given me the ability to work with companies I feel passionate about recruiting for and to work in a professional, successful team who all support, praise and encourage each other to reach our personal and commercial goals."


Further Information

Career Development

At Jo Holdsworth Recruitment we only ever promote from within and offer full training and a structured career path

  • Candidate Consultant: Band 1
  • Recruitment Consultant or Account Manager: Band 2
  • Senior Consultant: Band 3
  • Managing Consultant: Band 4
  • Divisional Head: Band 5
  • Director: Band 6

As part of our progression structure we offer regular training courses and run our courses through QA, a company based in Leeds. Some of the courses available are:

Stepping up to Management
Manager to Leader
Present with Impact
Influencing Skills
Organising work and time

Celebrating Team Success

We have a team night out every quarter for hitting target, where we invite both sales and support staff to collectively share our joint success, and show our appreciation to our support team.

Previous nights out have included dinner at top Leeds restaurants such as Gaucho, Sous le Nez, Ambiente, Iberica, Restaurant Bar and Grill, Craft house, San Carlo, Stockdales of Yorkshire, Shears Yard and many more!

We also have a Monday morning team meeting where the company buys breakfast for everyone providing our team target has been reached from the previous week.

Celebrating Individual Success

Recognising the achievements of our people is a vital part of the Jo Holdsworth culture. We celebrate accomplishments through a variety of incentives, such as:

  • 12pm finish on a Friday for achieving weekly targets
  • Promotion lunches
  • Quarterly incentives such as spa breaks, dinner for two at a restaurant of your choosing, personalised shopping experiences, driving experience days and much more…

See what employees both current and past have to say about of Jo Holdsworth Recruitment

Davina – case study
Katie – case study
Testimonials – previous JHR employees