Jo Sellick: 'It's not enough to just set up shop and find candidates'

Jo Sellick, Managing Director at Sellick Partnership, set up his own recruitment firm with a phone, a yellow pages, and he adds, a ‘bit of confidence’. Fifteen years later, and Sellick now employs 80 staff across seven locations, with record turnover of £38.8million and recently achieved the status of one of the top 100 Best Work Places in the UK Great Place to Work list.

Speaking to Recruitment Grapevine, Sellick explains supporting his team through the peaks and troughs synonymous with the industry, has enabled the firms' success: “Recruitment is an extremely challenging industry to work in,” he explains. “To be successful you have to always remember your reasons for setting up the business in the first place – mine was all about creating the right culture.”

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