Benefits of recruiting through Shepherd Stubbs


Finding the right Candidate can be a lengthy process if you decide to recruit yourself, and replacing staff can often take longer than the notice period itself. Shepherd Stubbs, however, may already have suitable Candidates and if not, has the means to rapidly attract the people you require.

Time Saver

We can save you time particularly in resourcing, interviewing, testing, referencing and pre-selecting.

Cost Saving

The actual cost of using an agency is usually a fraction of the “real” cost of you recruiting for yourself. Advertising costs are handled by us and there are no fees until the position is filled successfully.


When required, Shepherd Stubbs will advise on job descriptions, candidate specifications, remuneration and benefits, etc. We can also provide FCIPD qualified employment law advice (see our Legal FAQs page).

Salary Survey

Twice yearly salary surveys are compiled by all our regional offices and supplied to all Shepherd Stubbs’ Clients. Data is collected and analysed from all positions advertised and placed by our Recruitment Consultants. This real life “actual” salary data is well received and utilised by many of our Client Companies.


As well as providing interview facilities if needed, advertising positions through Shepherd Stubbs allows you the Client the confidentiality and anonymity required in certain recruitment circumstances.


Shepherd Stubbs’ Candidate Philosophy is the key to distinguishing us from other recruitment agencies. Treating Candidates as important customers attracts more quality people. Over 50% of our Candidates register by recommendation.


Our Consultants and Managers are fully qualified professionals or are working towards recognised recruitment industry qualifications. Shepherd Stubbs is an accredited centre for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) Certificate in Recruitment Practice qualification.

Quality Framework

Shepherd Stubbs is an ISO 9001 certified company, member of REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and accredited with Investors in People. Quality control procedures, on-going training and development of our own staff, teamwork, and a continuous improvement ethic ensures an expert recruitment service.

Testing and Referencing

Thomas International Testing Software gives Shepherd Stubbs the ability to test numeracy, literacy, key depression, typing and software capabilities to ensure optimum skills matching. This service is backed up by our Candidate referencing processes, which allow you the Client, to make confident recruitment decisions.

Personality Profiling

Shepherd Stubbs offers Personality Profiling with Thomas International Behavioural Profiling questionnaires. These tools enable Clients to establish a closer job and cultural fit.