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Expert and personable recruitment solutions for job seekers and employers

With over 50 years’ combined experience within the recruitment industry and a drive to challenge the norm we’re here to help employers and jobseekers find their perfect match by delivering exceptional recruitment solutions. We’ve recruited across a wide range of industry sectors and as a result have a vast knowledge and understanding meaning that we can act quickly and deliver effectively. Our foundations are based on down to earth, personable, consultative and partner led recruitment leading to an effective outcome for all parties which adds value long term.

Glu is centred around our core company values; Collaborative, Personable, Committed, Distinct, and the long-term stick of our relationships and placements. Our experienced team recruit permanent, contract, and temporary workers on a nationwide basis across key sectors such as; Office Support, Sales, Creative & Digital, IT, and Warehouse & Driving.

Glu Recruit is led by our founder and Managing Director, Rob Shaw. Rob has over a decade of recruitment experience working for large national agencies, as well as smaller independents during this time. Rob is a perfectionist who places huge values on relationship building, as well as hard graft and banter!

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Our vision is to help businesses and individuals grow within the Sheffield City Region through expert recruitment solutions and to be known for the quality of service and delivery, producing results that stick

Our Values

What makes us tick?

Our mission is to make placements that stick by advising and helping job seekers and employers find their perfect match

Frequently asked questions

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Can you help write my CV?
  • Yes, this is an area that we support all our registered candidates with. Seeing CV’s every day we can advise you on the best ways for your CV to stand out and assist with tailoring your CV for vacancies that you apply for. We also have a CV template that you can access for free.
How quickly can you find me a new job?
  • We aim to meet with you and understand your career to date and aspirations as quickly as possible. We are an efficient, quality driven recruitment agency and it could just be that when you register with us, we have the perfect job(s) currently available. Alternatively, from there we take new jobs from employers daily and will keep you updated with potential matches. As well as alerting you to suitable jobs, we are also a proactive agency and confidentially market your skills and experience to employers in and out of our network to generate exclusive opportunities for you.
What roles do you currently have available?
  • All our available temporary and permanent jobs can be accessed on our job board.
What support do you offer candidates looking for a new job?
  • CV advice, Interview advice, Market data on available vacancies, salary levels and industries that are recruiting. We assist with the handling of job offer negotiations and ensure that post placement you are settling nicely into your new role.
What types of roles do you recruit for?
  • We specialise in office support, sales, creative/digital, IT and warehouse/driving roles from entry to senior level, both temporary and permanent. At times we recruit for roles outside of these sectors, and it’s always worth a conversation.
How quickly can you find candidates?
  • We aim to meet with you and understand your business and requirements as quickly as possible, on site and can do this on the same day if you have availability. We are an efficient, quality driven recruitment agency that produce results. Our consultants aim to have suitably matched CV’s with you within 3 days of taking your vacancy. Our average time from taking a vacancy to filling it is 5 days. Throughout the process you will have regular communication and statistics on the search for your perfect match.
What are the charges for your recruitment services?
  • We aren’t a ‘one size fits all’ recruitment agency and have packages available to suit all budgets. Depending on your requirements we build bespoke packages for each individual client.
What industries do you recruit in?
  • We recruit across all industries and business sizes mainly across the Sheffield City Region – Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley and in the East Midlands. However, some of our clients have locations nationally and internationally and assist with those too.
What other services do you offer?
  • As you outsource the whole recruitment process to us, we take care of everything from start to finish and work in partnership with you to meet your end goal of finding your perfect match. As well as our end-to-end recruitment service we provide valuable market advice on candidate availability, salaries and benefits packages to ensure that you’re offering is competitive. We manage salary and package negotiations on your behalf and communicate with the candidate through their notice period.
We care about the stick of the placement and offer post placement support and assistance with employee retention techniques. We offer consultancy services where our people can work within your business and advise and support on your current recruitment processes, looking to add value and improvement for future hires. We also offer useful advice from fellow professionals in across all industries in our monthly UNetwork meetings, giving businesses in the region the opportunity to learn from each other and assist with any challenges they may be facing, or any changes in policy or legislation which may affect their business. It’s a great opportunity to network too and we encourage and facilitate introductions.
Why should I choose Glu Recruit over another recruitment agency?
With over 50 years’ combined experience within the recruitment industry and a drive to challenge the norm we’re here to help employers and jobseekers find their perfect match by delivering exceptional recruitment solutions.We’ve recruited across a wide range of industry sectors and as a result have a vast knowledge and understanding meaning that we can act quickly and deliver effectively. Our foundations are based on down to earth, personable, consultative and partner led recruitment leading to an effective outcome for all parties which adds value long term. Glu is centred around our core company values; Collaborative, Personable, Committed, Distinct, and the long-term stick of our relationships and placements. Our experienced team recruit permanent, contract, and temporary workers on a nationwide basis across key sectors such as; Office Support, Sales, Creative & Digital, IT, and Warehouse & Driving.

Meet the team

  • Rob Shaw

    Rob Shaw

    Managing Director

    Rob is the Managing Director at Glu Recruit. He has over a decade of recruitment experience and is a perfectionist that values relationships as well as hard graft and banter.

    More about Rob:

    • Hometown: Rotherham
    • Favourite food: Pizza
    • Favourite thing to do: Holidays and spending time with my kids
    • Favourite holiday destination: Greece
    • Favourite film: Anything from my Disney collection
    • Favourite thing about our city: The folk
    • Describe yourself in 3 words: Passionate, Hard-working & Dedicated
  • Joe Hall

    Joe Hall

    Operations Manager

    Joe is the Operations Director at Glu Recruit, a role that is pivotal in growing and developing our team of recruiters whilst ensuring client and candidate experience is exceptional.

    More about Joe:

    • Hometown:- Sheffield
    • Favourite food:- Italian
    • Favourite thing to do:- Build LEGO with our kids
    • Favourite holiday destination:- Our family villa in Spain
    • Favourite film:- Anything Marvel
    • Favourite thing about our city:- The mighty Sheffield United
    • Describe yourself in 3 words:- Determined, honest, and moral
  • Karen Hughes

    Karen Hughes

    Sales Manager

    Karen is Glu Recruit’s Sales Manager. She brings a wealth of temporary recruitment experience and heads up our team of temporary and permanent recruitment consultants.

    More about Karen:

    • Hometown: Sheffield
    • Favourite food: Italian (Penne Aribiatta)
    • Favourite thing to do: Watching movies, going for walks, and going out for
      nice food
    • Favourite holiday destination: Cornwall
    • Favourite film: The Holiday
    • Favourite thing about our city: Restaurants
    • Describe yourself in 3 words: Fabulous, Motivated and Kind
  • Jack Crookes

    Jack Crookes

    Senior Recruitment Consultant

    Jack is a Senior Recruitment Consultant at Glu Recruit. Having previously worked in property, Jack will drive recruitment solutions for businesses, focusing on both property and sales roles.

    More about Jack:

    • Hometown:- Doncaster
    • Favourite food:- Chocolate
    • Favourite thing to do:- Spend time with my partner and kids as well as manage a local football team
    • Favourite film:- A comedy ideally with Kevin Hart
    • Favourite things about our city:- Sheffield Wednesday
    • Describe yourself in 3 words:- Hard-working, personable and reliable
  • Jack Reynolds

    Jack Reynolds

    Recruitment Consultant

    Jack joins Glu Recruit as a Recruitment Consultant, with a wealth of experience in the property and sales sector. He will be supporting job seekers and employers in the region by driving recruitment solutions.

    More about Jack:

    • Hometown: Huddersfield
    • Favourite food: Steak
    • Favourite thing to do: Go karting/racing cars
    • Favourite holiday destination: Anywhere and everywhere
    • Favourite film: Wolf of Wall Street
    • Favourite thing about our city: The people
    • Describe yourself in 3 words: Hard-working, enthusiastic and friendly
  • Lucy Watson

    Lucy Watson

    Finance & Office Manager

    Lucy is our Recruitment & Finance Administrator. She is the first voice you will hear when you call in to the office and is the one who keeps everyone on the straight and narrow.

    More about Lucy:

    • Hometown: Rotherham
    • Favourite food: Chocolate
    • Favourite thing to do: Seeing my wonderful family!
    • Favourite holiday destination: Seaside
    • Favourite film: Thelma and Louise / We Were Soldiers
    • Favourite thing about our city: National Parks
    • Describe yourself in 3 words: Honest, Trustworthy, Comedic
  • Jess Canning

    Jess Canning

    Marketing and Communications Executive

    Jess is our Marketing & Communications Executive. She focuses on how we engage with both clients and candidates across a range of channels, including onside, email, PR and social media.

    More about Jess:

    • Hometown: Rotherham
    • Favourite food: Lasagne
    • Favourite thing to do: Spend time with my dogs, Dolly and Buddy
    • Favourite holiday destination: Florida
    • Favourite film: The Blind Side
    • Favourite thing about our city: The nightlife
    • Describe yourself in 3 words: Friendly, ambitious and approachable

Testimonials

Don't take our word for it, check out our latest reviews

A huge thank you to Rob & Lisa, I have received fantastic advice and guidance throughout the whole process. It has been a pleasure going through this agency and I would highly recommend. Both are friendly, approachable and genuine and have helped me.

Sophie E

I’ve had a really rubbish year and I was hoping 2022 was going to bring me luck but I didn’t need it, Duane was so efficient, friendly and supportive, felt like I didn’t have to do anything apart from answer the phone. Wonderful guy, wonderful service.

Hannah F

Let me just say they are the "people who will take care of you". Making sure everything is going well from start to end, even in between your job. More power to you guys! ☺️

Desiree

Applied for a job through Glu recruit and they gave me a call straight away, I did a video interview through them and they have emailed me and kept me updated throughout the interview process and wished me luck on my interview day.

Daniel D

Rob was so helpful in helping me find the right new job. He listened to exactly what I wanted and utilised his knowledge and great industry contacts to ensure I interviewed at places which were the ideal job description and right culture fit for me.

Alicia H

Charlotte at Glu Recruit was fantastic! First contact was through a prearranged phone call followed by a FaceTime call to get to know what I was looking for.

Ben

Such a great recruitment company, they were all so friendly and helpful. The members of staff I spoke to gave really good advice to help with interview prep. Really excited to start my new job! 100% recommend Glu Recruit!

Hannah

I'd never heard of Glu Recruit until I was approached by them about a role they thought would be a good fit. The management of the process was friendly and professional throughout and I would happily recommend them to anyone.

Ali R

Very friendly and professional! Lisa was looking after me through all process! Excellent! Thanks you!

Hubert Z

Simply the best recruitment agency I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Rob and the whole team are personable, engaging and care about the people they work with- both candidates and employers. Highly recommended.

Andrew L

A step above the others. Such a friendly and engaging team. Recruitment agencies should be using these guys as their blueprint model. Many thanks.

Philip S

Rob and his team are fantastic to work with. They keep me updated throughout the whole process and have found me some great candidates. I would recommend them 100%.

Helen P

Happy with the service and the manner in which everything is dealt with. Always available to speak and take any queries.

Chris

I have used GLU for short term high profile project where over 30 temps have been provided by them to help deliver to our customers timescales.Working with both Lisa and Rob has been a pleasure they have taken time to understand us individually. Thank you.

Lizzy R

I can’t recommend Glu and Rob enough. From the first point of contact through to finalising the process, Rob was always available to lend a helping hand. Providing great guidance as well as resolving any questions you may not feel comfortable with. Thank you.

Callum W

I would like to say a massive thank you to Rob for all his help and support! What genuine down to earth guy who had my best interests at heart. He always kept me in the loop and offered me excellent advice throughout. I can not recommend Glu Recruit enough.

Wendy M

Happy with the service and the manner in which everything is dealt with. Always available to speak and take any queries.

Chris

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