Award Winning Manchester
Recruitment Agency

If you are a local employer requiring assistance recruiting talent, speak to one of our consultants today on 0161 532 8252. With our outstanding resources and talent search capabilities, we are a leading recruitment agency in Manchester who will fill your role quickly and diligently.

Speak to a consultant: 0161 532 8252

We are an award winning recruitment agency that forms part of the Buckleigh & Williams Group, a highly driven and successful group of market leading recruitment consultancies. What makes us different from other recruitment agencies? As we are part of a larger group, our resources, technology and time-to-hire rates far exceed the majority of competitors.

We aim to be the best recruitment agencies in Manchester, as such we focus exclusively on the Greater Manchester region and forge lasting relationships with our local clients and candidates. We aim to break the mould of typical recruitment consultancies by providing industry leading service, resources and most importantly, results.

Our award winning recruitment and talent search capabilities are of the highest possible standard. We deploy the most sophisticated recruitment technologies, premium job boards, premium CV databases, Linkedin search and our own in-house database of local talent.

We utilise our unique 20 step search and selection process to identify candidates based upon your specifications. We will  pre-screen and interview all suitable candidates for your role. From initial contact with candidates to our formal interview, we scrutinise their CV, employment history and motivations. We provide feedback to help with your decision making process.

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Why work with us?

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24 to 48 Hour Turnaround

We aim to have fully qualified CVs ready for review within 24 hours. In many cases we will fill vacancies within one week.

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Local Knowledge & Reach

We are a local agency with a deep knowledge and understanding of the job markets in Greater Manchester.

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20 Step Job Process

Our team of consultants utilise our 20 step search and selection process to identify candidates and assess candidates.

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Sophisticated Talent Search

Our consultants have access to the best technology in the industry. We have every tool at our disposal to find the right match.

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2 Stage Qualification Process

Our team of consultants screen candidates based on their needs & motivations, not just technical fit, to ensure they are the right fit.

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References & Cover Sheets

We request references to ensure technical and cultural suitability. We also provide cover sheets to highlight key areas of interest and detail anything not on the CV.

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Interview Management

We help you to get the most out of the interview. We will manage candidates expectations and make all arrangements.

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Progress Reports

We will provide you with a clear analysis of our job search to help you understand the challenges and success of the search.

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After Placement Support

We provide support after a successful placement to ensure both clients and candidates are happy long term.

Our Sectors

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Marketing Recruitment

We specialise in both offline and digital roles. We recruit marketing managers, directors as well as support roles like marketing assistants, event planners, PR and copywriters, as well as graphic designers. We have the knowledge and capabilities to find top local talent for your marketing team.

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Sales Recruitment

From business development managers, account managers, sales agents, call centre and telesales, we know what it takes to find top money makers and pipeline movers. High performing sales professionals move fast. We have the resources to source and secure the best talent.

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Digital Marketing Recruitment

Digital skills in the North are in short supply and high demand. Our Director is a CIM qualified digital marketer who knows exactly what to look for in top quality digital marketing candidates. We recruit in all areas from PPC, SEO, project management, account management, frontend and backend devs, social media execs and digital strategists.

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Office Support Recruitment

We recruit administration assistants, PA’s, receptionists, customer service agents, office managers, data entry clerks just to name a few. Whatever your requirements, we will find the right office admin candidates for you.

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Finance Recruitment

We recruit a variety of financial roles across the North West including accountants, payroll, credit control assistants, purchase ledgers, finance managers, accountancy graduates and trainees. We also recruit CII qualified insurance brokers, and CeMAP qualified mortgage advisors.

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Graduate Recruitment

To find the hottest talent we reach out to local Universities and engage with recent graduates and alumni. We utilise our unique 20 step search and selection process that sets us apart from the competition.

Brands we work with

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Award Winning Manchester Recruitment Agency

One of the Best Manchester Recruitment Agencies

As market leading recruitment experts, our headhunting efforts are focused around the North West area. With years of experience behind us we know the best places to search for local talent. We develop full candidate acquisition strategies including advert placement on premium job boards, CV search and headhunt the most suitable talent. Once we identify the right targets we pre-screen the candidates, conduct interviews, then arrange formal interviews. You only pay if we fill the vacancy. You can find our team at our Manchester Office at: Deanway Technology Building 2, Wilmslow Road, Handforth, Wilmslow, SK9 3HW.

What Our Clients Say

Honest and Effective

5 5 1
Manchester Staff Ltd did a superb job in fulfilling our recruitment requirements. They were refreshingly honest, a pleasure to deal with, and sent us relevant candidates who had been pre-screened and were good matches. From initial contact to our new employee starting work the whole process took under 3 weeks which we were really impressed with. We will definitely be using them again.

Why go anywhere else?

5 5 1
This is the first time we have used Manchester Staff for recruitment and it won't be the last. Many recruitment agencies will try to place anyone with you, whereas Manchester Staff take the time to get to know your organisation and by the end I felt like they knew us as much as we knew ourselves. Would highly recommend.

Excellent Service

5 5 1
After working with other recruiters we found Manchester staff to be exceptional. We came to them with a detailed brief of the type of person we wanted and within days had applicants to interview. The applicants were great quality and we have now selected a new recruit. The service and communication was great throughout the whole process and we'd certainly use them again.

Success Story

5 5 1
I am pleased at the perseverance and diligence of Dino. He was a true professional keeping in touch, returning calls and giving a blow by blow account as to what was happening with my application. He was very attentive and seemed really interested in ensuring I got my foot back on the employment ladder. I would recommend his services to anyone that seeking employment or looking to kick start their career.

Very Supportive

5 5 1
Manchester Staff Ltd acted professionally during the process and acted in my interest to support and deliver the best possible contract. It was great to work with Dino knowing the communication channels were always open when needed.

Fantastic Service and Quality Candidates

5 5 1
Dino was extremely helpful in providing us with candidates for our roles. The level of candidates was also much higher than we expected and he made the whole process seamless. I would recommend Manchester Staff very highly.

Highly recommended

5 5 1
Have to say Manchester Staff Ltd was excellent about the whole process. They were honest and upfront which was refreshing. I would definitely recommend the service to any job seeker.

Highly Recommend

5 5 1
Manchester Staff was extremely helpful with my search for a new role. They were there for me around the clock to answer any questions. I am very happy with the experience, and if you are looking for work, I highly recommend this company to help you along the way.

5 Star Service

5 5 1
I don’t normally follow up on job match, but I glad I had and I could not recommend Manchester Staff enough. Professional and kept me updated at all times, once placed in my position have offered after care service if required 5 Star

Professional and supportive

5 5 1
Since my first conversation with Richard from Manchester Staff, my experience with them has been excellent. From the initial contact through to helping me to prepare for the interview, I have found Manchester Staff to be professional and supportive. Throughout the process they have kept me updated with the progress of my application and have at all times been extremely friendly and polite. I would recommend them without hesitation.

Supportive and highly recommended

5 5 1
I recently welcomed the help of Manchester Staff to support my search for a new digital role, and they were incredible. I worked with Chris who helped me every step of the way. He organised a phone interview and a face to face interview with a award winning agency. If you want to find a new role then I can't recommend them highly enough.

Great team

5 5 1
I’ve been going through a few roles with Manchester Staff; the team not only offered a lot of help with the role I had applied for, but ensured they made me aware of other roles well suited to my skill set. I’ve now landed an absolutely amazing new job thanks to the help and support from Manchester Staff, and they made sure to check in that I was still happy after settling in. Amazing team, would recommend!

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Recruitment Frequently Asked Questions

There are plenty of valid reasons why a business should use a recruitment agency to hire staff.  The main reasons will vary from company to company as they have different priorities, but for most businesses the service offers a major pathway to access the market and locate local talent that they would otherwise not be able to find themselves.  The advantages of using a good recruitment company ultimately boils down to saving time, money, and increased search quality.

The key advantages for using a recruitment agency are listed below:

  1. Faster recruitment times: Using a good recruitment company with the right teams and resources will fill your vacancy much faster.
  2. No win, no fee: you only pay if the agency makes a successful hire and they start work.
  3. Financial Guarantees: The fee you pay for a successful placement is secured for 30 days with a free replacement to reduce your risk.
  4. Market Knowledge: A local recruitment company like Manchester Staff Ltd has a greater understanding of the local job market and can reach local candidates using vast resources.
  5. Candidate Management: As the agency deals with the candidate and manages their expectations, it greatly reduces unreasonable demands, and increases interview attendance rates. By using a recruiter to manage the candidate it keeps the client in a stronger position, particularly when it comes to negotiation.
  6. Big Marketing Budgets: We have a 4 figure marketing budget across major job sites and databases for each job role we search for. If we fail to find the right person for your role, we lose money, so the agency takes on the initial financial risk.
  7. High Level Candidate Qualification: We have a 2 stage qualification process to screen candidates based on their needs & motivations not just technical fit. This deeper level of pre-screening stops you wasting time on low quality applicants.
  8. Reference Checks:  We ensure candidates are technically and culturally suitable and take to time to speak to previous employers.
  9. Interview & Offer Management: Help everyone get the most out of the interview process and manage candidates expectations.
  10. Free Your Time: Ultimately, a key advantage for using a recruitment agency is that your time is free to do what you do best for your business, allowing the recruiters to spend that valuable time doing what they do best.

The industry standard recruitment fees are between 15-20% of the first years annual base salary. However, this can go as high as 30% for hard to fill, specialist sectors. Our fees are lower than the industry standard – call us on 0161 532 8252 for a no-obligation discussion about your requirements.

According to Monster, the average true cost of recruiting a new staff member is approximately £4,500 using internal or external methods.

We personally think that to answer this question you need to ask yourself, how much is your time worth? Do you have the time to sift through hundreds of CVs per database (That will cost you around £200 per week to access, per database). Do you have the time to wait for advert responses from the job boards you pay for (at around £200 per 6 week advert per job board)? What happens to your time and money if you can’t find staff yourself or don’t have the time to phone and interview a large number of candidates?

If you fail to find staff yourself, you lose not only thousands in job board and database fees, but you waste thousands of pounds worth of your time and effort.

When you use a recruitment agency to find staff, you do not have to pay anything until 30 days after a successful candidate starts work. If they don’t start work, you don’t pay them a penny. The recruiter takes on all the initial risk, forking out for every major job board, multiple CV databases, CRM systems, staff wages and other admin costs. If they fail to fill the role successfully, the cost rests firmly on the recruiters shoulders.

We offer a 30 day free replacement guarantee on all permanent placements we make. If a candidate leaves employment within 30 days from starting work, our team of consultants get back to work to find you a suitable replacement.

As our name suggests we recruit across the whole of Greater Manchester and it’s ten boroughs of Manchester, Oldham, Stockport, Tameside, Wigan, Bolton, Trafford, Salford, Rochdale and Bury. If your business is outside of GM and you would like us to fill your vacancy we would be happy to work with you…we are often approached by clients based in Leeds, Sheffield, Preston, Rotherham and even London from time to time.

Recruitment companies are different from employment agencies – employment agencies supply temporary or contract workers who are employed by the agency. The employment agency will pay the workers wages and will charge the client a substantial on-going fee for the duration of the contract. Recruitment companies like Manchester Staff Ltd focus on permanent placements where the client becomes the employer of the candidate. In this case, the recruitment agency will only charge a one-off fee for finding the successful candidate.

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