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Specialist recruitment across Yorkshire.
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Optimum Recruitment Group specialises in the recruitment of experienced and executive professionals across a range of roles in the Yorkshire region. We pride ourselves on enabling you to attract, engage and retain the very best local talent.

From Accountancy and Finance through to HR – entry level roles to the most senior – we have the expertise to entirely remove the hassle from recruitment. Every time.

Looking to hire?

Access the best local talent and fill vacancies with ease. Relax in the knowledge that every step of the process is handled on your behalf.

Looking for a new role?

Find a role perfect for your skills, with a local company that truly values them.

From our clients

Our clients tell our success stories better than we ever could. Here’s what candidates and clients who have used our services have to say:

"We have used Optimum Recruitment for a number of years and have been able to build a real rapport with Abigail and her colleagues as they have supported us with a number of vital, often complex hiring opportunities.  The team at Optimum are highly responsive, willing to challenge our thought processes and invest the time and effort to find credible, relevant and well briefed candidates who accurately match the brief provided.."

Finance Director

"Abi has assisted us a few times now to recruit into finance roles at different levels. Abi's great at quickly grasping our requirements and cultural fit to find some excellent shortlisted candidates. She's proactive, but not pushy and I found the whole process efficient and well thought though. She clearly knows her candidates too and was able to add a bit more colour to the CV's, so that we could understand the individual. I can definitely recommend Abi, she's one of the good ones!."

Finance Director

"Optimum saved us after weeks of interviews with candidates not meeting the requirement.

Abi listened to the requirements and asked all of the right questions to understand clearly what our requirements were. 2 great candidates sent through with one being the perfect fit competence wise and also a great cultural fit. The whole process was painless and with great results, would highly recommend.!"

Financial Controller

"As a part of high growth, private equity backed organisations, I have relied heavily on having the services of a first class, cost effective, recruitment professional. I have worked very closely with Abigail Simpson to source the best people for my teams. I  selected Optimum Recruitment because of their reputation for operating with honesty and their track record of delivering the best service. I was delighted with the outcome."

Chief Financial Officer

The Optimum blog

Creating Productive Work Environments

In today’s fast-paced business world, creating a productive work environment is essential for the success and well-being of employees. A well-designed workspace can significantly impact employee satisfaction, efficiency, and overall performance. Here are key...

Maximising the potential of Mature Employees: A Guide to Recruiting and Keeping Expertise

Following the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant decline in the number of older workers in the UK workforce. The employment rate for workers over 501, which had been steadily growing over three decades from 55% to 70%, suddenly halted....

Rethinking Talent Retention: Moving Beyond Counter Offers

In the ever-evolving landscape of talent retention strategies, one practice has gained significant traction: counter offers. Recent research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) sheds light on the widespread use of counter offers as a means...

Spring Clean Your CV: Tips for Optimising Your Job Search

Spring is here, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to give your CV a much-needed refresh. Whether you’re actively job hunting or simply want to keep your options open, a polished CV can make all the difference in catching the eye of potential employers....

Cooking Up Success with Optimum Recruitment – The Perfect Interview Pancake

With Pancake Day just around the corner, here’s a sweet recipe to whip up the perfect interview pancake with a dash of Optimum magic! 🥞 Ingredients: 1 Cup of Confidence, Sifted 2 Tablespoons of Well-Researched Company Knowledge 1 Teaspoon of Genuine Enthusiasm 3...

Navigating the January Job Market: Your Guide to Success with Optimum Recruitment

As we step into the new year, the job market is buzzing with opportunities for those ready to take the plunge into a new and exciting career. At Optimum Recruitment, we understand the importance of starting the year on the right foot, and we’re here to guide you...

Navigating the Professional Sleigh Ride

‘Tis the season to reflect on the year gone by, embrace the Christmas spirit, and set our sights on the exciting possibilities the new year holds. As we gather around the metaphorical office fireplace, Optimum Recruitment extends warm wishes for a festive season...

Unlock Your Career Potential This Black Friday with Optimum Recruitment

  Black Friday isn’t just about scoring amazing deals on gadgets and fashion; it’s also a perfect time to invest in your most important asset: your career. At Optimum Recruitment, we’re all about helping you unlock your full career potential and...

Prioritising Employee Wellbeing: A Cornerstone of Organisational Success

In the ever-evolving landscape of human resources, Optimum Recruitment stands at the forefront, advocating for the paramount importance of employee health and wellbeing within the framework of a comprehensive HR strategy. As we navigate the challenges brought about by...

Empowering Employee Voice: Building Stronger Connections

At Optimum Recruitment, we hold a steadfast belief in the transformative power of employee voice within the workplace. We recognise that when employees feel unheard, it has a detrimental impact on their well-being, commitment, and ability to innovate. Consequently, we...

Making a difference

People matter. That is why Optimum Recruitment Group believes that CSR plays a vital role at the heart of any good recruitment company. Our CSR activity defines our organisation’s ethics and values and we readily support a number of worthy causes on a regular basis.

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Whether you’re seeking a new role or are looking to fill a gap in your business, get in touch we will be able to help.