About Us

Joy Bruce

Founder and Managing Director

Originally from South Africa, Joy moved to the UK in early 2004 to be closer to family. Motivated to succeed, she was delighted when offered a position as an Administrator, within the Recruitment agency she registered for work with. Although she had no previous recruitment experience, Joy quickly developed a hunger for the industry and worked her way up to Branch Manager, within her first 5 years with the company.  She gained exposure to both temporary and permanent recruitment, continuously achieved set targets and won a number of internal awards for top performance.  Having focused specifically in the office and commercial sectors, Joy realised that she could apply the same principles of placing candidates based on their cultural fit, rather than just experience or skills and that this approach could be applied to recruitment across other sectors as well. 

After over 15 years of working in reputable, Independent Agencies, Joy decided to take the leap and set up her own business, with a focus on collaborating with clients and candidates across all sectors, offering a tailored service that can be adapted to the needs of market. Since then, Joy has continued to use this principle and believes that this has been the main contributing factor to her continued success, in a very competitive industry.

When it comes to growth and opportunity, Joy is open minded about the Collaborate Recruitment journey and looks forward to sharing our success as we grow. Please connect with Joy and Collaborate Recruitment via our website, Linkedin or Facebook. We would love to find out more about you, whether you are a client, candidate or a potential Collaborate partner!


Team Mascot

This little gem plays an active part in keeping the team grounded…and loved!  She can be somewhat of a micro manager, jumps up to follow you if you leave the room, but apart from this, Maggi reminds us of the small pleasures in life, and keeps us entertained with her ‘passive’ snoring and routine cuddles!  

In the words of Andy Rooney, “The average dog is a nicer person than the average person” – and in true Collaborate style, we have sourced the best dog for the best team! 

Our Steps to Success

Listen, Learn and Understand1

Listen, Learn and Understand

Conduct needs analysis to determine the scope of the role and the required person / team fit.
Search, Sift and Select2

Search, Sift and Select

The creative approach to advertising, sourcing and identifying the best fit for the job, even if there is only one!
Profile and Prep, to Place3

Profile and Prep, to Place

Present CVs clearly and concisely. Pre-interview selected candidates. Negotiate a mutually beneficial offer.
Onboarding and Support4

Onboarding and Support

Pre-start check ins and periodic contact with the client and candidate thereafter, to support long term success.