Working with Essential

Your business deserves staff you can rely on to show up, work hard and meet your goals.
We’ll work with you to:
  • Get more suitable candidates for your vacancies
  • Onboard candidates within your desired timeframe
  • Improve staff retention rates
  • Maintain productivity during staff absences
  • Keep employees engaged


Tell us exactly what you need, and we’ll figure out how to make it happen. What works for another business may not work for yours, so our consultants will make sure we’re providing everything you need – and cutting out anything unnecessary that you don’t. 


“Having had mixed results with a number of agencies in the past we were always nervous of the reliability of this form of employment. Essential not only supplied a good quality of worker, but also took the time to check the ongoing attendance record and suitability of these employees…we found the overall experience was much improved on the previous supplier… I regularly get calls from other recruitment companies all offering a variety of rates and skills but have now settled on Essential as a our preferred option.” – Terry L

We’re in your town
We’re a local agency, and our staff generally live in the areas we recruit in. 

This means we know the locations well, which is really handy when we’re discussing routes to work and realistic distances a candidate could travel. 

Your account is managed by our business owners

Essential became a 100% Employee Owned Business in 2021 – this means that every staff member with a tenure over 1 year holds a stake in our company.  For our clients, this means that…

  • Your account manager is unlikely to change often
  • We’re personally committed to ensuring your satisfaction, as we want to see our business succeed
Finding the best staff for your business.


Our service includes:

  • A professionally written job advert
  • Sponsorship on Indeed
  • All advert response handled
  • Candidate screening
  • Reference checking
  • On-site check ins
  • Inductions
  • Open Days
  • Support from our branch network
… and we’ll support them throughout their time with you, with regular on-site visits, phone calls and our Temp of the Month competition! 

“After using several different agencies for a number of years, we have found Essential’s understanding of our requirements second to none. We can regularly require staff at short notice with a variety of skills and your service has been excellent and you are now our preferred supplier.” – Richard S

We’re where you are.
Our offices are located across South Yorkshire & The Midlands, meaning we’re perfectly placed to service businesses in the small towns surrounding Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham and Leicester.
Find us in:
  • Barnsley
  • Burton on Trent
  • Chesterfield
  • Doncaster
  • Mansfield
  • Ilkeston
  • Rotherham
  • Worksop
Finding new, innovative ways to recruit and set you apart from your competition. 
 Our Marketing team will:
  • Advertise your vacancy in a selection of our own Facebook Groups
  • Design custom marketing materials to promote your roles
  • Strategically form campaigns to increase your response levels
We can also create bespoke video adverts for your business. These have shown to improve application rates by up to 500%. 

Video content is filmed and edited by us, ready for your approval before we publish and promote it to find your next candidate. 
Oh, and it’s totally free as part of our standard service. 
Keeping your workforce completely compliant with Employment Law. 
We have our own internal compliance department, meaning we can commit to:
  • Visa Checking
  • Right to Work verification
  • Regular auditing of candidate files / documentation and internal processes.
  • Ongoing staff training
  • Keeping up to date with new employment legislation
Let’s talk

Our generic information can give you an indication of what we can do for you, but for the full picture, let’s have a proper chat. 

Pop your details into the form below and a consultant from your local branch will be in touch: