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Forde Recruitment are currently assisting 15 times more job seekers into temporary employment than in did when it first opened its doors for business 20 years ago!
Launched during the 1991 recession when the tough economic climate witnessed many business failings and unemployment figures were soaring, Forde Recruitment has now reached its second successful trading decade, with 2010/2011 proving to be one of the best years in its history.
The company now has a team of nine employees and places 300 people in jobs every day compared to 20 years ago when it dealt with an average of just 20 jobseekers daily.
Managing Director, Paul Forde, said our team has worked harder than ever during the recession to build and maintain existing client relationships as well as generate new links with companies in new market sectors.
He said: “The success we have experienced over the past year has been due to providing our clients with a cost effective, quality and efficient service and by increasing our client base. But I also think our success is down to our clients becoming increasingly busier experiencing an increase in business following the recession.
“In the past, many of our clients have regrettably had to make redundancies and once things have started to improve they have then had to decide whether to employ permanent or temporary staff. Clients like Manheim, United Fleet Distribution and Greencore have looked to us to recruit temporary staff to assist them in achieving their targets!
“Our success can also be attributed to the fact that we have been loyal to our clients for many years and we have provided them continuity. Our staff are extremely committed and their hard work has helped us build and maintain relationships with our clients really well. We rarely lose any clients and therefore this has enabled us to remain a step ahead of our competitors.
“Our staff have supported our business and their work ethic has ensured the past year was successful. They have increased their activities including visiting more clients in the last 12 months than ever before because we felt it was incredibly important to get out of the office and see our business partners face-to-face. It has been a team effort and we are now reaping the rewards.”
For the nine-month period from June 2010 to February 2011, Forde Recruitment saw a 42 percent increase in turnover, compared to the same period the previous year.
The company has also expanded geographically and now places temporary workers into some contracts nationally.
Forde is one of a select group of independently owned recruitment companies in South Yorkshire and over the last several years the company has grown organically and through acquisitions and has adapted to changing business conditions along the way. The company has focused in the past four years on its logistics sector – involving the recruitment of hundreds of drivers each month for car remarketing and delivery specialists, including Manheim and UFD.
To combat the recession, Forde has diversified and developed a Technical division supplying both temporary and permanent candidates to a number of sectors including engineering, rail, civils and construction. This is part of the company’s plan to build new business and benefit from increased activity as these sectors come out of recession.
Early 2010 saw the launch of Forde Education, which specializes in the placement of supply teachers and other education support staff. Forde Education was recently audited by the REC and was awarded the coveted (DCSF) Department for Children, Schools and Families Quality Mark at its first attempt.
Mr Forde added: “Our success during the past year has been exciting and a great way to celebrate our 20th anniversary year. We plan to move from our current office on Leopold Street to spacious and professional offices this summer on Townend Street, Sheffield. We will be adding to our team, expanding our prestigious client portfolio and developing our expertise into new sectors.”


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