How long is a typical engagement?

Our engagements typically run anywhere from 3-9 months depending on what we’re being asked to do.

How is billing and payment handled?

You pay Forward and Forward pays the independent consultants we’ve provided.

What does the process look like for us?
Can you build teams?
Can you build teams?

We can build teams of up to 6 within a month.

We can build teams of up to 20 within 2-3 months.

We anchor our teams to fractional engineering leaders.

How does contract to hire work?

You can hire the independent contractors you’re working with after 20 weeks for a flat fee of $10k provided they’re open to joining full time.

How long does it take you to find engineers and fractional leaders?

5-10 days

What is a fractional engineering leader?
How expensive are the engineers you provide?

International folks with 5+ years xp are generally $30k-$70k/year.

What if my company can’t hire internationally?

Forward can manage legal, HR, and payments for your international employees for $100/month per employee.

How do you make money?

Via a flat placement fee for full time hires or an hourly markup for contractors.

How do you find people?

We design our searches based on the geographies, technologies and experience levels we’re targetting.

We typically hear from 100-300 engineers per search, correspond with 30-50, tech screen 4-8, and send 1-2 over for review.

How do you vet people?

We use a network of fractional engineering leaders to design and run role-specific technical screens.

We do not run role-independent screens.

How long does it take?

Up to 2 weeks.