A smarter recruitment solution

We know that every organisation faces its own unique set of recruitment challenges, so we'll tailor a solution to match your specific needs. That could mean a database search to create a highly targeted shortlist of candidates, or maybe a broader search using press and online advertising.

If you want to keep your search 'under the radar' or targeted at a specific group of candidates, we’ll create a networking and headhunting campaign. Or if you need to focus on a long term strategy to reach key skills gaps within your organisation, we can help you with Talent Pooling campaigns. Whatever you need, we'll put together a service to match.

Our service is only as good as the candidates we source for you, which is why we go to great lengths to attract and identify the brightest talent in the marketplace.

We utilise a variety of channels to connect with candidates:

Our extensive database enables us to identify high quality candidates who are actively looking for new opportunities. Many of the professionals on our database are registered exclusively with Forward Role. Over 60% of our placements in 2012 involved candidates who had been registered with us for over 12 months.

The Forward Role website has a loyal following of candidates who regularly browse our Job Search section. Our 'Top Jobs' feature can be branded to raise the profile of your recruitment campaign and boost response.

Industry and Niche Job Boards – As a major advertiser on both national and specialised job boards, Forward Role maintains a significant online presence.

Social Media - We spend a lot of time on the sites where our candidates hang out. We share job opportunities, industry news and CV & interview tips. And with a network of thousands of connections and followers, we can give our clients a voice that will be heard across all the major social media networks. It’s a very powerful way to gain exposure for your vacancies.

Headhunting – We have a strong track-record of identifying candidates with very specific skills and experience. And our reputation within the marketplace means that even if these high-calibre individuals aren’t actively looking for a new opportunity, our discreet approach is always warmly received.

E-shots – highly targeted mailings to selected professional groups is a very effective way to build awareness of your recruitment campaigns.

Referral – Forward Role's outstanding quality of service and our excellent reputation ensures that a large majority of our candidates refer our services to their friends, family and colleagues. We incentivise candidates to pass on the details of colleagues who might be right for your role.

Career Returners – Forward Role's candidate loyalty is demonstrated by the number of candidates who continually return to us at each step along their career path.

Print Media – Our close relationships with local and national trade and media publications allows us to negotiate competitive advertising rates for our clients.

Networking – As members of numerous professional bodies, we actively network with candidates across a wide range of marketing disciplines.

Career Fairs and Open Evenings – we actively participate in targeted recruitment fairs to facilitate face-to-face meetings with hundreds of potential candidates.

University Links – Our close relationships with universities across the region allows us to identify new graduates with specific skill-sets and experience.

Talent Pooling - If you have a particular skill-set within your organisation that’s always a challenge to recruit for, then why not try a more proactive approach? We’ve had great success developing pools of talent in specific areas, which enables our clients to gain access to high-quality candidates whenever they need to.