Specialist recruitment services for employers

At Jo Holdsworth Recruitment we have absolute confidence in what we do; our specialist recruitment consultants are committed to delivering high calibre, temporary and permanent employees to help drive your business towards further success.

Our consultants are here to ensure that the candidates we put forward have the ability, skill set and, most importantly, the right competencies and personal attributes to complement the core behaviours and principles of your organisation.

By concentrating on commercial services within Contact Centre Recruitment, Legal, Human Resources, Property, Sales & Marketing, Graduate & Recruit for attitude, Office Personnel and Executive Search, we have ensured a concentrated pool of screened and verified candidates within these specialist sectors.

JH Executive Search was created through increasing demand from our existing clientele primarily in the Yorkshire region but has since expanded to service clients on a national basis and has a database of nationally screened and qualified candidates at a senior level.

It is important to us that the candidates we recommend reflect the values of our clients

We provide a service based on trust, honesty and delivery

Independent recruitment consultants for a more personal approach

JHR is an independent business, not part of a national chain, this means that we offer a more bespoke, tailored, flexible service, and the opportunity for face-to-face meetings with both employers and job seekers, to help build better relationships.

We know that when you have a position to fill, you need a recruiter that will be responsive, proactive and consultative in order to deliver the best results for your business. That’s why we promise to only accept vacancies that we are 100% confident we can fill with a quality candidate best suited to your business. With over 90% of our business coming from repeat clients and referrals, it’s clear that Jo Holdsworth Recruitment are the agency who will deliver!

What our clients and candidates say about us:

  • We started working with Davina at Jo Holdsworth Recruitment in October 2014. We have worked with a number of firms over the years and can say that none have measured up to the service that we have received from JHR….

    Right Fuelcard (Leeds)

  • In June of 2014 we started looking for Account Managers to populate our expanding salesforce. We trialled some local recruiters and JHR were head and shoulders above the others in terms of the complete service that they offered….

    Express Data

  • I have worked closely with the team at Jo Holdsworth Recruitment since moving into the role of Recruitment Manager in 2015, JHR had previously recruited for Enact for a number of years prior to this…..

    Enact Conveyancing

  • I have worked with Jo Holdsworth Recruitment for nearly 10 years. I have always found the team to be incredibly professional, helpful, supportive and friendly with all the recruitment processes that we run…..

    Gatenby Sanderson

  • In the time I have worked with Jo Holdsworth and her team they have consistently gone above and beyond and continued to impress me. I work with JHR on a sole agency basis as I have complete trust in their ability…..

    Learning Curve Group

  • Call Credit have worked successfully with Jo Holdsworth Recruitment for over 5 years, Jennifer became my Account Manager at JHR in February 2014 and she looks after all the roles that we give to JHR. Jennifer is very pro-active, she has a real understanding of our company and the roles we recruit for and therefore sources a really high calibre of candidate for us….


  • To get the right people and balancing time pressures is always a challenge for any business. JHR, has taken the time to understand who we are and what we need in and from our team members…..

    Manning Stainton

  • Over the last 8 years JHR have been my agency of choice having consistently provided high quality administrative and analytical staff into the departments I head up, matching candidates with the right behaviours and competencies combined with the correct skill set and experience….


Service Level Agreements

It is company policy to meet all our candidates face to face in our office in Leeds, or virtually via video interview.


We conduct competency based interviews and use online testing software, tailoring testing to suit individual client requirements.

We obtain proof of identity and eligibility of right to work in the UK and can enhance our compliance checks to suit individual client requirements.

We measure and monitor our interview to placement ratio, which are discussed at review meetings. As a minimum we confidently aim to provide an interview to placement ratio of 3 to 1. (out of every 3 interviews that take place we aim to place at least 1 candidate).

All candidates we submit for interview/ temporary assignment will be thoroughly matched to the specific vacancy, with all candidates provided with a job spec/ company web-site and interview/competency coaching.