Benchmark are privileged to proudly work with
some of the best businesses in Sheffield and beyond…

Benchmark are privileged to proudly work with some of the best businesses in Sheffield and beyond…

About Us

Setting the Benchmark to deliver a quality recruitment service for over 17 years, Benchmark has forged superior and long-lasting relationships.  Benchmark proudly support businesses to recruit top talent, and jobseekers to find their dream role across Sheffield, South Yorkshire, and beyond.

Benchmark are expert match-makers; a specialist commercial recruitment consultancy that supports businesses from multiple sectors and industries including the third and charity sectors. We specialise in permanent, temporary, and contract positions.

We are refreshingly different from the traditional recruitment consultancy, able to tailor their package to each client, working without targets and burnout-inducing long hours. Benchmark’s service will never be transactional.

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About Us

Setting the Benchmark to deliver a quality recruitment service for over 17 years, Benchmark has forged superior and long-lasting relationships.  Benchmark proudly support businesses to recruit top talent, and jobseekers to find their dream role across Sheffield, South Yorkshire, and beyond.

Benchmark are expert match-makers; a specialist commercial recruitment consultancy that supports businesses from multiple sectors and industries including the third and charity sectors. We specialise in permanent, temporary, and contract positions. 

We are refreshingly different from the traditional recruitment consultancy, able to tailor their package to each client, working without targets and burnout-inducing long hours. Benchmark’s service will never be transactional.  

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Our Services

Benchmark becomes an extension of each business we work with. Forging long-term partnerships with clients is at the heart of everything we do.

Dream Team

Benchmark invests time to truly understand each business and gets to the core of its operation, values, and culture.

Dream Job

Benchmark is able to offer specialist support and direction from entry-level right through to Directorship positions

Services

Benchmark becomes an extension of each business we work with. Forging long-term partnerships with clients is at the heart of everything we do.

Dream Team

In essence, Benchmark becomes an extension of each business we work with. Forging long-term partnerships with clients is at the heart of everything we do.

Dream Job

Benchmark is able to offer specialist support and direction from entry-level right through to Directorship positions

Why workwith Benchmark?

‘Refreshingly different recruitment agency. I have used Benchmark as both a candidate and now as an employer and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. Becca has been fantastic with communication and I particularly like the extra detail, such as coming to the office to get a feel for our company culture ensuring we get the perfect fit.’

Benchmark is not your standard recruitment consultancy, and this is something we have always been proud of.  We are dedicated to providing our clients and candidates with a first-class service only working with the best businesses and candidates in Sheffield and South Yorkshire.

We curate our candidates, roles, and partners to ensure the best possible fit for everyone. This allows us to ensure we are able to deliver an honest and high-quality service to people and companies we understand and endorse.

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Why work with Benchmark?

‘Refreshingly different recruitment agency. I have used Benchmark as both a candidate and now as an employer and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. Becca has been fantastic with communication and I particularly like the extra detail, such as coming to the office to get a feel for our company culture ensuring we get the perfect fit.’

Benchmark is not your standard recruitment consultancy, and this is something we have always been proud of.  We are dedicated to providing our clients and candidates with a first-class service only working with the best businesses and candidates in Sheffield and South Yorkshire.

We curate our candidates, roles, and partners to ensure the best possible fit for everyone. This allows us to ensure we are able to deliver an honest and high-quality service to people and companies we understand and endorse.   

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Our Blog

Benchmark’s blog section contains expert advice, and market information to both businesses and candidates.

Office Politics

Office Politics

With the upcoming general election, political discussions can be difficult to avoid, you’ll hear them on the office radio, read them on social media, and naturally be drawn in to comment. Where you may be able to embrace healthy political discussions in your own time,...

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How Not to Make Recruitment a Drag

How Not to Make Recruitment a Drag

With my extensive experience as a Recruiter, I have seen time and time again recruitment processes that drag on a little bit too long. I know what you might be thinking; here’s a typical recruiter trying to earn a quick buck and get a bum on a seat but please, hear me...

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Our Blog

Benchmark’s blog section contains expert advice, and market information to both businesses and candidates.

Office Politics

Office Politics

With the upcoming general election, political discussions can be difficult to avoid, you’ll hear them on the office radio, read them on social media, and naturally be drawn in to comment. Where you may be able to embrace healthy political discussions in your own time,...

read more
How Not to Make Recruitment a Drag

How Not to Make Recruitment a Drag

With my extensive experience as a Recruiter, I have seen time and time again recruitment processes that drag on a little bit too long. I know what you might be thinking; here’s a typical recruiter trying to earn a quick buck and get a bum on a seat but please, hear me...

read more

Frequently Asked Questions.

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What are the benefits of using Benchmark when I am looking for a new role?

We will be with you every step of the way! We will spend time getting to know you to ensure that we find a role that perfectly fits you both culturally and based on your skill set. We will be a sounding board throughout the process including when it comes to offer stage.

Will Benchmark send my CV onto employers without telling me?

No – Benchmark firmly believes that you should be in charge of your job search and that it’s important for you to know which companies have your details. We will always ask for your permission to send your CV onto one of our clients. If you have applied for a role via our website or an online job board we will contact you to discuss your application further – please note that you applying for the role does not automatically mean it has been forwarded on for review.

Will Benchmark charge me for their service?

No – we charge our clients (the businesses that we represent) for our services and therefore the recruitment service that we offer candidates is completely free of charge.

Will you write or make changes to my CV?

No – we do not offer a CV writing service. We will always offer you guidance and support on your CV to give you the best chance possible in securing your dream role, but we will never make these changes ourselves. We believe that it’s of upmost importance that the CV we send across to our clients is a true reflection of you and your experience.

How long will it take you to find me a new role?

It’s impossible for us to give you a timeframe in which we will be able to successfully find you your new dream role. The timescales for each candidate are different as it depends on the market, roles available and your skill set. Sometimes we have a role for you already, or one lands quickly, for other candidates it can take a little longer.

Am I able to use your services confidentially?

Yes – you can trust that we will handle your job search confidentially at all times. We understand the sensitivity around looking for a new role and will ensure that you remain in control of which businesses see your CV. We will never send your CV to a business without your permission.

What kind of roles do you recruit for?

Benchmark specialises in commercial, office-based roles. We recruit roles from office junior right up to Director level. Our main specialisms are office support, finance, HR, marketing, IT, sales, and management.

How much does it cost to use your recruitment services?

We offer package options to all of our clients and these must be agreed prior to us working on your recruitment campaign. We offer a selection of package options to suit all business types from 13% to 20%.

Will we get our money back if the candidate doesn’t stay in the role?

Depending on which package option you have chosen you are likely to have a refill period where we will refill the candidate for you free of charge if the placement does not work out. There are terms and conditions that need to be satisfied (as per our terms which will always be sent to you ahead of starting a recruitment
campaign).

We are a charity; do you offer a discounted rate for your service?

We are lucky to work with many brilliant charities across the Sheffield city region and beyond. We offer a flat discounted rate with a refill period to all charities. Please contact the team who will be delighted to send these across to you for your review.

What roles do Benchmark recruit for?

Benchmark specialises in commercial roles from junior to Director level. Our main specialisms are office support, finance, HR, marketing, IT, sales and management.

Will you attend our offices to meet us in person?

We believe that we are an extension of your business when we are working on your vacancy. It’s really important that we don’t just find you the right skill-set but also the right cultural fit. It would always be our preference to attend a meeting at your offices so we can get a real feel for your people, the culture of your business and the role that we are supporting you with.

Where will you advertise our vacancy?

All vacancies are advertised on Benchmark’s website and the local and national job boards that we subscribe to. This gives us the best chance in helping you find the perfectly matched candidate for your role.

Will you send us lots of CVs for review?

If you are looking to work for an agency that will send you lots and lots of CVs then we are not going to be perfectly matched to you. We firmly believe that by using our skills and experience we should not be sending you a huge number of CVs for review – we thoroughly vet all of the candidates that we represent so you will receive a shortlist of the best candidates that we have been able to find. If you are looking to receive lots of CVs you might be best placing an advert online.

Are you able to help us recruit for a role that is confidential?

We completely understand that not all recruitment campaigns are straightforward. We are able to manage your recruitment campaign confidentially when needed. This may include not advertising your vacancy publicly or asking candidates to sign a NDA.

Charity Partnership

Benchmark is delighted to share that their chosen charity partner is SCCCC.

SCCCC is a multi-award-winning charity that has been providing older people with a helping hand when they need it most since 1966. They continue to provide a lifeline for lonely, vulnerable and isolated older people in Sheffield who may have nobody else to turn to for practical, or friendly support. Over the last year, they have supported over 5,000 vulnerable older people across the city through their free services.

Benchmark’s Managing Director, Becca, is a proud volunteer who visits an older person as part of the Good Neighbour Scheme. Becca has also assisted the Hospital to Home team to ensure older people could be discharged back into their homes before Christmas.

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Charity Partnership

Benchmark is delighted to share that their chosen charity partner is SCCCC.

SCCCC is a multi-award-winning charity that has been providing older people with a helping hand when they need it most since 1966. They continue to provide a lifeline for lonely, vulnerable and isolated older people in Sheffield who may have nobody else to turn to for practical, or friendly support. Over the last year, they have supported over 5,000 vulnerable older people across the city through their free services.

Benchmark’s Managing Director, Becca, is a proud volunteer who visits an older person as part of the Good Neighbour Scheme. Becca has also assisted the Hospital to Home team to ensure older people could be discharged back into their homes before Christmas.

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