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.


Jennifer Returns to JHR:

I am pleased to announce that Jennifer Scott has re-joined the team at JHR.

Jo Holdsworth says “Jenn was a great member of the team and was very successful during her time with us, always going above and beyond for her clients and candidates, she was also a great team player and myself and the rest of the JHR team are delighted that she has re-joined us”

Terri Moves to Malta:

terri leaves


Terri has been an integral member of JHR team and we will miss her greatly but wish her the very best of luck for the future.

Katie Yeoman is promoted to Senior Consultant:

Katie Promotion!


We are delighted to announce Katie’s promotion to Senior Recruitment Consultant. Katie has hit her promotion target in her first 6 months which is a fantastic achievement.
Jo says “Katie has been a fantastic addition to the team, she hit the ground running from her first day and is on track to hit her promotion to Managing Consultant within her first 9 months which will be a record breaking achievement at JHR” Congratulations Katie!

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Internal Promotion

Huge congratulations to Jennifer Scott and Lisa Thomas, who have both been promoted to Senior Recruitment Consultant in January 2015.

Jennifer and Lisa started with JHR in February 2014 and both have worked extremely hard to hit their first career milestones within their first year at JHR.

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Jo Holdsworth Recruitment, the longest running commercial Independent Recruitment Consultancy in Leeds, is proud to be celebrating their 10-year anniversary.

Jo Holdsworth, Managing Director says:

“We have come along way since I started on my own based in the smallest service office space you can imagine!

I believe the best reflection of our success is that we still successfully recruit for the first client we made our first placement with 10 years ago.

It has been an amazing 10 years, full of great highs and challenging times, facing the toughest recession for 100 years in a job market where unemployment rose by 1 million has certainly been a challenge! I am very proud to have continued to remain profitable even during the toughest of times and remain positive and focused whilst fighting to retain my staff.

2014 proved to be a year of recovery for us and our most successful year since 2008, culminating in placing a record number of candidates in September 2014, the best performance in our 10 year history!

2015 is set to become our most successful year to date with further plans to expand the team and launch our new website and rebranding during Q1 of 2015, as well as plans to purchase our own business premises in Leeds City Centre.

In the last 10 years we have helped over 4000 people find new employment opportunities all within the Yorkshire area, employed by our diverse range of clients ranging from some of Yorkshire’s largest employers to small local companies and start ups.

I would like to thank every candidate who has made the effort to come to the JHR office to register and place their faith in our ability to find them a job and our loyal client base, old and new, who have continued to support our growth over the last 10 years. I would also like to thank the team at JHR, who are an amazing set of hardworking, talented, fun people, their ongoing support and professionalism inspire me every day and make me believe our best days are ahead of us.