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How does the recruitment process work?

Our team of experts at Forward Role can guide you through the following key stages of the recruitment process:

  1. Defining job requirements — We meet with hiring managers — whether in-person or online — to clearly outline the job role, responsibilities, and the skills and qualifications needed. This helps focus the search and ensures you attract candidates who match your needs.

  2. Job posting — We create a compelling job posting that highlights your company's culture, values, and benefits. We can then share it on our website, job boards, and social media platforms to reach a wider audience.

  3. Application review — We carefully screen the received applications to shortlist candidates who meet the required qualifications. We take note of relevant experience, skills, and potential cultural fit.

  4. Interviews — Once we shortlist potential candidates, we can help organise interviews with them. This gives you the opportunity to assess their abilities, experience, and suitability for the role.

  5. Selecting a candidate — Based on the interview outcomes and feedback, we can work closely with you to help you make the final selection decision. 

  6. Job offer — We can assist in extending a formal job offer to the selected candidate and help with the onboarding process.

Check out our case studies to see real examples of how our recruitment process has successfully served businesses like yours.

How does Forward Role find candidates?

At Forward Role, we're not your typical recruiters; we're talent acquisition experts! We know how to find high-quality professionals who are ready to make their next big career move.

We connect with potential candidates through the following: 

  • Our website — Our website attracts a devoted group of candidates, where they can browse the latest jobs. This is a great way to boost the profile of your recruitment campaign. 

  • Social media — We regularly share news, insights, and industry updates across all our social platforms, including LinkedIn and Instagram. We can guarantee that your job roles will receive significant visibility.

  • Industry and niche job boards — We're big advertisers on some of the largest national and specialised job boards, which helps boost our strong online presence.

  • Headhunting — Our candidates and industry peers are familiar with us, resulting in an impressive track record of successfully connecting businesses with professionals who have the right skills and experience.

  • Email marketing — Through personalised and targeted emails, we connect with potential candidates and present them with exciting job opportunities that align with their skills and aspirations. Our email outreach fully adheres to data protection regulations, ensuring privacy and compliance. Candidates can also sign up for job alerts, ensuring you reach interested and motivated applicants.

  • Referrals — Our candidates love our outstanding service, leading to regular referrals to their friends and colleagues.

  • PR and advertising — Through strong ties with trade and media publications, both locally and nationally, we gain regular editorial opportunities and competitive advertising rates for roles. This enhances our ability to promote job openings effectively and connect employers with top talent.

What industries does Forward Role specialise in?

At Forward Role, we specialise in marketing, digital, and technology, with dedicated teams focused on core sectors, including: 

  • Marketing & Communications 

  • Digital & E-commerce 

  • Technology & Change

  • Analytics & Insight 

  • Design & UX

By focusing on these core sectors, we ensure that we deeply understand the requirements of each industry, allowing us to provide tailored and effective recruitment solutions for our clients.

How long does the recruitment process take?

The recruitment process duration can vary depending on several factors, including candidate availability, interview rounds, decision-making time, candidate notice period, and specific industry or job market conditions.

Simple positions may take a few weeks, while more specialised or senior roles might need more time. But, rest assured, we'll keep you updated throughout the whole process, and our priority is to connect you with top-notch candidates as swiftly as possible without compromising on quality. 

What are the advantages of using a recruitment agency to hire?

If your business is looking to hire, you may be wondering: are recruitment agencies worth it? Here's why partnering with Forward Role can be a game-changer for your hiring process:

  • Access to high-quality candidates — With our extensive database and network, we connect you with a diverse pool of talented candidates. This widens your talent pool and increases the chances of finding the perfect fit for your role.

  • Faster hiring — Our expert team takes care of the sourcing, CVscreening, and assessment process, saving you time and effort. We handle the extensive work involved in filtering through resumes, allowing you to focus on your core business activities.

  • Valuable insights and market knowledge — At Forward Role, we stay updated on industry trends and salary expectations. This invaluable market knowledge helps you craft attractive job offers and retain top talent in a competitive hiring landscape.

  • Extended reach — By using our extensive network and industry connections, we can reach out to potential candidates who might not be easily found through regular methods. Our connections help us find exceptional talent that perfectly fits your requirements.

  • A personalised approach to recruitment — We take the time to understand your unique needs and company culture, allowing us to match you with candidates who not only have the right skills but also align with your organisation's values and goals. With our tailored approach, you can be confident that the candidates we present are genuinely the best fit for your team, leading to long-term success.

How much does it cost to use a recruitment agency?

The cost of using a recruitment agency to assist with the hiring process can vary depending on factors like the level of expertise needed, the services required, and the types of roles you’re hiring for.

Can Forward Role help me fill multiple job roles?

Yes! Whether you need to fill multiple positions at once or have ongoing hiring needs, we've got you covered. At Forward Role, we have the expertise and resources to streamline the process for you. 

We can help you handle the complexities of hiring multiple positions while giving you top-notch service and attention to every little detail.

If you need support finding new talent, contact us today to discuss how we can help. Or, if you’re on the other side of the table and are looking for a job, check out our Job Seeker FAQs page. 

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