Dovetail HRS

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About Us

Passionate about supporting both Newbury businesses and individuals, when you choose Dovetail, you get over 33 years’ experience of flexible, tailored recruitment services.

At Dovetail, we are dedicated to empowering businesses and individuals in Newbury through our flexible and tailored recruitment services. With over 33 years of experience under our belt, and the Abacus Employment Services team in our corner, we are able to connect successful companies with talented individuals.

For us, it’s all about nurturing the growth of our local community. The Dovetail team is deeply passionate about connecting successful companies with talented individuals so that our local area continues to thrive.

By collaborating with Dovetail, and benefiting from our merger with Abacus Employment Services, you can enjoy a bespoke service based on your specific recruitment requirements.

Why use Dovetail?

You're Heard

We help you overcome your recruiting challenges and offer a tailored process rather than a ‘one size fit’s all’ approach.

You buy back time

Recruiting is a time-consuming process and if the wrong hire is made, can be very costly. We will save you time, money and increase your business efficiency.

You’re understood

Everyone at Dovetail and Abacus Employment Services are passionate about getting the best people into the right roles, and we focus on those that will contribute to the growth of your business.


We thrive on the elements of recruitment you find frustrating, and no project is too large or complex.

You gain an advocate

Dovetail and Abacus care about your brand and reputation, regardless of who you are and what you do.

Local Knowledge

Benefit from 33 years’ experience in the local area and connections including, a network of passive talent.

Obtain a talented, diverse and equal workforce

When we first opened, we were the “agency with childcare”, a recruitment team that was ahead of its time in terms of gender equality by helping parents, specifically mothers, back into the workforce. After merging with Abacus Employment Services, this continues to ring true.


Diversity and inclusion continue to be at the heart of what we do. When you work with us, you will receive processes that are free from bias for or against any individual or group of candidates. It is still merit-based recruitment, and we aim to find you the best possible candidate, but it’s structured to give everyone, regardless of background, and equal opportunity into the workplace.

What you get for your fee at Dovetail


“Proactive sourcing of candidates across job boards and our extensive database of local active candidates as well as Head hunting from competitors and promotion to passive candidates.”


“Reviewing, qualifying, and shortlisting applications, providing feedback to unsuccessful candidates. Interviewing candidates and arranging interviews. Referencing and eligibility checks.”


“A complete picture of your company is built, how it operates, your culture and how the hire fits in as well as researching your competitors.”


“Job advert creation by experienced content writers and advertising of the role across multiple channels including job boards,social media, and local press.

Did you know?


You don’t pay a penny until the perfect candidate starts.

Because we are so confident they are the very best person for your business, your new hire is guaranteed up to 13 weeks.

We’ve been successfully sourcing and placing the best talent in Newbury and beyond for over 30 years’.

1989Dovetail Group Recruitment
1995New IT Division
1996Award Winners
2009Another Award

We are proud to support and promote our local business community by using their services regularly and would highly recommend anyone to do the same.

Some of the businesses we support can be found here.

Discover how Dovetail Recruitment can help you.
Get in touch today.

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