Quality

Qui has an unrivalled reputation for working with honesty, passion and integrity throughout the entire life cycle for both parties, by following Best Practise at all times, based on our founding principles.

Urgency

Qui strives to work on each individual’s unique career objectives and identifying prospective clients from the Qui portfolio. Consulting with the decision makers themselves, QUI works passionately and candidly to achieve the best match for the candidate and client alike.

Integrity

QUI is discreet and treats all disclosed information with guaranteed confidentiality. The reason people trust QUI is because an objective and informed view is given, with the third party’s interest at heart as oppose to the potential gain for QUI.

About Us

Qui Recruitment was established in 2005 in order to provide a consultative and informed service to peers within the recruitment market. Qui has an unrivalled reputation for working with honesty, passion and integrity throughout the entire life cycle for both parties, by following Best Practise at all times, based on our founding principles- Quality, Urgency and Integrity.
QUI is discreet and treats all disclosed information with guaranteed confidentiality. The reason people trust QUI is because an objective and informed view is given, with the third party’s interest at heart as oppose to the potential gain for QUI.
Qui strives to work on each individual’s unique career objectives and identifying prospective clients from the Qui portfolio. Consulting with the decision makers themselves, QUI works passionately and candidly to achieve the best match for the candidate and client alike.
Qui Recruitment is able to offer its well respected service across the Northwest, Yorkshire and the Northeast, ensuring you can Trust Qui wherever you are based.

Our Mission Statement

Client + candidates trust Qui because we care, we are honest, we are ethical and above all, we want what is best for YOU, whether you are our client or candidate. That is probably the reason that 100% of our business come from referrals. Trust Qui.

Who we are

Lysha Holmes

Lysha Holmes

Lysha Holmes

  • 2005 Qui Recruitment incorporated
  • 2001-2004 – Branch manager, Media and R2R
  • 1998-2001 – Consultant- Exec Engineering - contingency search
  • 1997 – FMCG B2B Sales
  • 1994-1997 – Property management
  • 1994 – Graduated Business and Marketing

What are your thoughts on the recruitment sector attracting Generation Y and how can Qui Recruitment help?

We are very excited about placing the next generation of recruitment consultants. We are doing what we can to assist any credible, intelligent professionals who have a good standard of education, ideally up to A levels, combined with some very relevant work experience into our partnered client base. Those who have always been naturally competitive whether that be through sport or hobbies if their work history is limited. Our advice is conduct your research, speak to relevant people in your network, know YOUR strengths. Pick up the phone and be discerning when it comes to making a decision. Oh- and don't give up!!

You have been in R2R for almost a decade. What makes it a unique sector?

Clearly by recruiting recruiters, it has always been about differentiating our service as otherwise why would a recruiter need to use a R2R or likewise a client pay for a recruiter? R2R is unique as we effectively get a privileged overview of the entire recruitment marketplace; we are not reliant on one particular sector or market. R2R is very candidate driven and once again, if you have an exclusive successful recruiter, companies want to hire them.

What does the "Qui Mummy" get up to away from Qui HQ?

I have 2 young daughters so I am their social secretary- with their hobbies and out of school activities! I am an intermediate ballroom and latin dancer, which I do purely for my own pleasure as oppose to performances (sorry!); I am a keen cook; I am fairly active within the community, on the PTA etc. I fundraise when I can for charities close to my heart. I believe in working hard and playing hard so I rarely stop! A typical working mum!

Joanne Hood

Joanne Hood

Joanne Hood

  • 2010 Joined Qui Recruitment
  • 2004-2009 – Niche A+F recruitment consultancy
  • 1998-2004 – Major A+F recruitment business
  • 1992-1998 – High street recruitment
  • 1989-1992 – Banking

What 3 qualities do you think make a good recruiter?

The ability to listen - to both clients and candidates, its really simple isn't it because if we dont listen how do we know what they want.
Empathy - I really believe this quality separates the mediocre recruiters from the good ones because to really understand and believe in your candidate and clients motivators then the end result will be a much happier one.
Market knowledge - We can be great listeners and have great empathy but if we dont know whats going on out there its not a lot of use is it? I believe we need to know our clients business as well as our own, we need to see ourselves as their partner not their supplier.

You have been in recruitment for a long time- what keeps you motivated?

Initially I over complicated this question as I wanted to be able to give you a really grand answer! However its really really simple - I LOVE IT! Yes its frustrating verging on the downright infuriating at times but the feeling of a happy client and happy candidate is unbeatable. In an industry that sometimes has been questioned for its integrity its a true privilege to be able to deliver an honest and high quality service..

Whats your secret guilty pleasure?

Where do I start as my life is full of them. The problem is most of them would be viewed by normal folk as being guilty but to me they are normal .. to name but a few episodes of Loveboat on sky and The Nolan Sisters!!!!!