Why work for Jo Holdsworth Recruitment

A culture of rewarding recruitment success

Jo Holdsworth Recruitment is an independent recruitment agency based in Leeds with a national reach, staffed by an enthusiastic team of 15 who are proud to work alongside a fantastic portfolio of UK-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, honesty, integrity and empowerment.

Working at Jo Holdsworth Recruitment

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

In addition we provide a comprehensive range of benefits, including;

  • Weekly team breakfast
  • Mental Health First Aider’s
  • Weekly ‘Spin the Wheel’ incentives
  • Flexible approach to home working
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Competitive commission structure
  • Holiday increase per year of service
  • Christmas shut down each year
  • Regular team socials
  • Flexi-time scheme
  • Regular appraisals
  • Promotion opportunities

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....”


Becki Hume

"Working for Jo Holdsworth Recruitment has given me a great grounding as a recruiter in Leeds, working with some fantastic companies and brilliant candidates. I love the flexibility and freedom at JHR, and the team environment is fantastic; A truly passionate group of professionals who are all working towards the same commercial goal. Personally I can't believe how strong the support and development has been within the organisation, I have gained much more experience than a set out to do so 4 years ago!"


Further Information

Career Development

At Jo Holdsworth Recruitment we always look to 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 or Account Manager: 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, for all staff from sales to support where we 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 as listed above and we adapt this regularly based on internal staff feedback. We look to recognise and celebrate the small successes as well as the big and are lucky to have a team who support each other in striving for success.

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

Davina – case study
Testimonials – previous JHR employees