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The Recruitment Agency for Leeds and Bradford

Here at Headway Recruitment, we’ve created a way of working that means we can source the top 15% of candidates for your role in just 72 hours! We call this the Headway Insight Platform. We’ve been recruiting for the office and management sectors for over 35 years from our Leeds and Bradford offices and sourcing the best talent is what we do best.

Accessing the top 15% of talent in Leeds & Bradford

We’re the only recruitment consultancy in Leeds and Bradford that can offer you a digital strategy proven to find the best candidates in just 72 hours! We do this using our unique recruitment model, the Headway Insight Platform. As a Managing Director or Hiring Manager, do you recognise these common problems?
  • You worry that the cost of hiring is increasing
  • Concerned that you only find average quality candidates
  • Frustrated by finding someone you really liked, but it didn’t work out
  • Annoyed it takes too long to fill vital vacancies
  • Bitter that candidates look good on paper, feel right at interview, but just don’t seem to “fit”
The fact is, you generally don’t have access to the top 15% of office staff. Hiring the right team is pivotal to your success, but these candidates are generally not in the market for a new role

How do you access that 15%?

Most recruitment companies use standard methods such as:

  • Ads on job boards
  • Keyword searches on LinkedIn
  • Sending non-targeted emails and waiting for replies
  • Cold-calling likely candidates
  • Approaching active job seekers

So what does this mean? Using these standard methods means that you actually only have access to just 39% of candidates in the job market. Without more of the other 61%, you’re going to struggle to find that top talent that will catapult your business forward.

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That’s where we come in!

We strive to connect with up to 100% of the local office and management job market, proactively engaging with candidates – even those who are not currently looking for a new role. These are the candidates who are more likely to be in the top 15% of the talent available.

And we produce a psychometric profile for every candidate, meaning we get the right fit first time, saving you an average of £2000 per hire!

What you’re missing out on

Graph showing Headway Recruitments placement stats

So how do we do this?

We’ve developed a system for attracting the best candidates for your role – the Headway Insight Platform.

We follow a 7-step process on all of our roles, from the beginning of the assignment through to the start-date and beyond.

    1. 1. Understanding Your Goals

      We sit down with you face to face to truly understand your core business objectives, the needs of your vacancy and to identify precisely what YOUR top 15% candidate looks like

    2. 2. Local Candidate Attraction and Authority

      We keep in touch with possible candidates on a regular basis. We have authority in the local office and management sectors and engage with potential candidates year round, which enables us to act with speed.

      Headway deploys a number of round-the-clock digital marketing strategies to draw active interest to your open positions from qualified active candidates, and crucially, from passive but high performing candidates – the top 15%

    3. 3. Getting Behind the Mask

      All candidates submit a psychometric profile to us prior to our face to face interview. This gives us a real insight into what motivates an individual. How they will react in situations and how to get the best results from them to grow your business.

      We also test their skills – Are they as good as the say they are? We test all candidates and can set up bespoke tests specific to your business and job role.

    4. 4. Looking Them in the Eye

      We interview every candidate. Our consultants are experts in face-to-face interview screening and use our NEADS process:

NOW: What are they doing in their role?

ENJOY: What do they like most in the role?

ALTER: What would they do differently?

DECISION MAKER: Is there anyone else involved in the decision to move?

SOLUTION: What are they looking for in a new role?

  1. 5. Candidate Shortlist

    You’ll receive only the top candidates that we’ve screened who fit your role. This means you avoid wasting time reviewing CVs and interviewing candidates who are simply not right for you.

  2. 6. Coaching Across the Recruitment ‘Gulf’

    Between short list and start date – the recruitment ‘Gulf’ – can be a nerve racking time. We guide you and the candidate through interviews, making an offer, handing in resignations, avoiding counter-offers, and managing the candidate through to their start date.

  3. 7. Induction, Development & Retention

    It’s not over yet! In fact its really just the beginning. We remain hands-on with both you and the candidate, checking in regularly to help you build high-performing teams that last.


So what does this mean for you?

  • Quicker hires
  • More time to focus on what’s really important
  • Less time micro-managing under-performing hires
  • More great quality recruits that ‘fit’, stay and drive your business forward
  • Increased productivity and profitability
  • Saved money

DiSC Profiling

We’re the only Leeds & Bradford based recruitment consultancy to offer psychometric profiling as standard. We use the DiSC psychometric profile, which categorizes candidates into four styles: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Contentiousness.


DiSC profiling indicates the style that an individual is most likely to demonstrate in the work place. Understanding these preferences and priorities can help us to assess how well an individual will fit within your role, and your organisation.

How can DiSC Profiling benefit your business?

  • Protect your office culture by finding team members that fit
  • Find the right person first time
  • Put the right people in the right roles for them
  • Understand your employees motivators and stressors
  • Remove unconscious bias from the interview process

Do you want to attract the top 15% of talent for your business?

Contact us today!

Leeds | 0113 367 2727 |

Bradford | 01274 594 077 |

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Brilliant recruitment company who got me some temporary work placements very quickly. A special thank you to April and Jacqui for finding me work so quickly in a relevant field. Will definitely be using Headway again in the future! Thank you!