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        Headway Recruitment: HR & Recruitment

        Welcome to Headway Recruitment’s HR & Recruitment division, your trusted partner in finding top-tier talent for your organisation.

        Based in Leeds and Bradford, we are a renowned recruitment agency with a nationwide reach, specialising in HR & Recruitment. We are committed to helping businesses of all sizes secure HR professionals who will drive growth, innovation, and success.

        Our Reach

        While our roots are firmly planted in Leeds and Bradford, we serve clients across the UK. No matter where you are in the UK, we have the expertise and network to connect you with exceptional Human Resources candidates. HR is a vital function within any organisation.

        Unique Insight Model

        What sets us apart is our innovative Insight Model. We believe that successful HR recruitment extends beyond skills and qualifications. It’s about aligning the candidate’s personality and values with your company culture. Our unique Insight Model delves deep into the personality traits, work preferences, and cultural fit of each candidate, ensuring that your HR team not only possesses the required skills but also complements your organisation’s ethos and goals.

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        HR & Recruitment Testimonials

        Your HR & Recruitment Team

        Mark Gill

        Mark Gill

        Managing Director

        I’m the owner of Headway Recruitment. A recruitment firm that solves hiring challenges for purpose-led organisations. We are experts in finding people who fit your values and culture, enabling you to scale up whilst being committed to making a positive social and environmental impact. We do this using our unique Headway Recruitment Platform incorporating psychometric testing, candidate AI screening, and video interviewing.

        We are a proud B Corp-certified company and are committed to making a positive social and environmental impact. We link our everyday work activities to charitable giving through our partnership with B1G1.

        I believe that fair recruitment practices and purposeful leaders have the power to change the world. We’re looking to find businesses the best talent and ultimately see global business become a powerful force for good.

        My psychometric profile is D (direct & driven). Those with a D Profile tend to enjoy competition and be energised by working toward a larger goal.

        Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my 3 children. I also love sporting challenges and travel, ideally combining both! My favourite trip has to be my visit to Nepal, trekking to Everest base camp in 2019.

        Annabel Lewis

        Annabel Lewis

        Office Manager

        Annabel has been working for Headway since 2004 . She manages the office and works in the permanent division where she has built many long lasting and strong relationships with her client base.

        She loves working with people and is dedicated to providing the best levels of service to both her candidates and clients. Annabel enjoys…

        …working within a team that assists one another on a daily basis in order to achieve the best results for our candidates and clients.

        Annabel’s psychometric profile is Influence and Steady (IS). Those with this profile prioritise collaboration and enjoy being in a team wherever possible. They want everyone to feel included and spend time and energy getting others involved. Annabel’s profile mirrors her enthusiasm for her job, and the fact that she brings a positive attitude to the relationships she shares with her colleagues and clients. When asked about her role within Headway, Annabel said:

        I really do feel I’m in the perfect job that fits with my personality. Collaboration with clients, candidates and the team is key. I’ve always enjoyed meeting new people and building relationships, and my role at Headway allows me to do this on a daily basis.

        Outside of work, Annabel loves being around people and is usually the one tasked with organising social gatherings, parties and holidays to far-flung destinations.


        With four decades of experience, Headway Recruitment has been a trusted name in the UK’s HR recruitment landscape. We’ve successfully placed countless candidates in a variety of HR roles, from HR generalists to HR directors, contributing to the growth and success of organisations across industries.

        At Headway Recruitment, our extensive industry experience has honed our sourcing strategies. We employ a diverse range of techniques, tapping into our vast network, leveraging job boards, social media, and attending networking events, ensuring we find the right HR talent for your organisation.

        With 40 years of experience, we’ve remained at the forefront of HR recruitment by continuously staying informed about evolving UK employment laws and regulations. We are active members of leading HR organisations, and our team regularly participates in seminars and webinars to ensure compliance and provide expert guidance.

        Our interview and assessment techniques at Headway Recruitment are refined over decades. We conduct in-depth interviews and utilise a variety of proven methods, including behavioural and situational questions. Our aim is to assess a candidate’s HR expertise thoroughly, ensuring they are a great fit for your organisation.

        Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our approach. Headway Recruitment prioritises these values by employing blind recruitment techniques, diverse interview panels, and actively seeking out candidates from underrepresented backgrounds. Our goal is to help you build inclusive HR teams that reflect the rich diversity of the UK workforce.

        With 40 years of experience, we’ve utilised various ATS and HR software platforms, including JobAdder. These tools have been instrumental in streamlining the recruitment process, providing you with a seamless and efficient experience.

        We are well-versed in assessing cultural fit at Headway Recruitment. We delve deep into a candidate’s values, work style, and alignment with your company culture. By leveraging our experience, we ensure that the candidates we present are not only qualified but also complement your organisational culture.

        Over our 40-year history, we’ve navigated countless recruitment challenges with finesse. Our approach is built on open and honest communication, aligning the interests of both candidates and companies. We’ve successfully negotiated offers and mitigated counteroffers to secure exceptional HR talent.

        Certainly. In our long history, Headway Recruitment was entrusted with filling a critical HR leadership role on a tight timeline. Leveraging our experience and network, we identified, assessed, and secured a highly qualified candidate who not only met the requirements but also contributed significantly to the client’s success.

        At Headway Recruitment, we measure success through key performance indicators (KPIs) such as time-to-fill, quality of hire, and candidate retention rates. Our 40 years of experience have refined our processes, and we continually seek feedback to ensure that your recruitment needs are met.