Ellis is promoted into the role of Key Account Manager

I am delighted to announce the promotion of Ellis Osborne into the role of Key Account Manager, Ellis achieved her promotion at the same time as celebrating her one year anniversary.

Jo Holdsworth says “Ellis started in a new role with JHR and it has been great to see her develop and grow. Ellis has proved herself to be a quality driven, candidate consultant who has successfully delivered a high volume service within contact centre recruitment. I am very much looking forward to seeing Ellis develop her account management skills further”


Jo Holdsworth reflects on 2017

As we wave goodbye to 2017 and welcome 2018 I would like to thank our clients, candidates and fantastic team at JHR for achieving another record-breaking year.

During 2017 we completed the second phase of the renovation on our building which was purchased to ensure that we have enough space to meet the ever-expanding needs of the business as well as to provide a modern, light, vibrant space for both our team and for our clients and candidates to visit.

We have welcomed three new members to the JHR team. Ellis and Rebecca as candidate consultants and Ellisha as a recruitment consultant, and all three have quickly established themselves as valued members of the team with Ellis and Rebecca due to progress into consultant roles during 2018 and Ellisha into the role of Senior Consultant.

We also waved a temporary goodbye to Katie and Davina who left for maternity leave during 2017 and look forward to welcoming and supporting them back in their roles during 2018.

I am pleased to announce that we have achieved 38% growth within our temporary division from 2016 to 2017 and have seen a further 17% growth within our permanent division with most of our clients significantly expanding their headcount during 2017, which is a great endorsement of the strength of the Leeds economy during an uncertain business climate.

We have achieved our highest turnover, profitability and number of candidates placed during 2017, our most successful year to date,  and to react to this Jenn and Becki will be growing their teams during 2018 so we expect to see further internal promotions as well as a significant increase in our headcount.

During 2017 we also looked at how we could use more innovative ways of working, using new technology to improve our efficiency and to further enhance our candidate and client experience, following our investment in Office 365. Other developments are a move to VOIP telephony and a digital registration process and using IPADS rather than forms. We plan to continue to invest heavily in marketing and advertising and have implemented a comprehensive and ambitious social media engagement and content strategy plan, to ensure we leverage all marketing channels to find the best talent for our clients.

We were extremely proud of the candidate reviews we received via Facebook during 2017, having achieved 101 5-star reviews, which is testimony to the quality service offered by the JHR team and from the candidates who put their trust in JHR. During 2018 we will continue to provide the same high levels of service, thoughtfully matching candidates to the right role, to ensure that we continue to provide a 5-star service to both our candidates and clients alike.

Becki is Promoted to Managing Consultant

JHR are delighted to announce the promotion of Becki Hume to Managing Consultant. Becki joined us in January 2016 and this is her second promotion within her first 2 years.

Jo Holdsworth says: “Becki joined us to set up a new desk and I am extremely proud that Becki has achieved her promotion via new clients that she has brought on board due to her business development efforts.

I am looking forward to seeing Becki continue her own personal development and further grow her team, working towards her next goal of Divisional head which I am confident she will achieve before the end of 2018”.

Jenn is Promoted to Managing Consultant

I am delighted to announce Jenn’s promotion to Managing Consultant. Jo Holdsworth says “Jenn has worked extremely hard over the last 12months to hit her promotion and I am excited to see Jenn develop her management skills and look forward to see her flourish in her new role – well done Jenn”


Ellisha Joins the JHR Team!

Continuing our expansion plans I am delighted to announce that we have recently recruited a new member of staff

Ellisha Matless

Having previously worked within IT recruitment, Ellisha joins the JHR team as a permanent recruiter and will specialise in recruiting for our corporate client base and developing long term relationships with other companies within the Yorkshire area

Our Most Successful Year to Date

Having just celebrated our most successful year to date with a 32% increase in turnover from 2015 – 2016, I am pleased to announce that the JHR team have achieved a further 21% growth during the first 6months of 2017, which puts us on track for another record breaking year.

Success is based on growth, retention rates, profit and turnover.

Thank you to every candidate who has made the effort to come to the JHR office to register and to our loyal client base, who have continued to support our growth and to new clients who have given JHR an opportunity.

Well done JHR team!

Ellis Joins the JHR Team!

Jo Holdsworth says;

Due to the growth of our client base and in reaction to the current candidate market we have recently created a new role on the JHR team, Ellis joins JHR as a Candidate Consultant and will concentrate solely on sourcing candidates for live roles, via job boards, social media and our internal database, Ellis has great experience and was the perfect candidate for this role and I am confident she has a great career ahead of her at JHR. Thank you Neil @ Ruth Moran for the great match

Three Internal Promotions

Huge congratulations to Davina Newton, Lisa Thomas and Becki Hume who have all achieved promotions effective from the 3rd October 2016.

Lisa has been promoted to Managing Consultant and has worked extremely hard to achieve her second promotion since joining JHR nearly 3 years ago.

Davina has achieved her promotion to the position of Sales Director. Davina first joined JHR over 4 years ago as a recruitment consultant and has been an ambassador of the exciting promotion opportunities available at JHR.

Becki has reached her first promotion to Senior Consultant within her first year at JHR, her first career milestone and a wonderful addition to our team.



Our Most Successful Quarter In Our 11 Year History

JHR have achieved their most successful quarter to date during Q3 2016.

Success is based on growth, retention rates, profit and turnover.

Thank you to every candidate who has made the effort to come to the JHR office to register and to our loyal client base, old and new, who have continued to support our growth over the last 12 months.

Katie is Promoted to Managing Consultant

We are delighted to announce Katie’s promotion to Managing Consultant. Katie started with JHR in October 2015 and has worked extremely hard to achieve two promotions within her first 9 months, an unprecedented achievement in the history of JHR, well done Katie!.

Please click on the following link for further details: Katie’s Case Study.