Powering Your Success

through exceptional recruitment services for people and businesses


Recruiting opportunities in ERP, CRM, Supply Chain, Retail and HCM Solutions


Matching people to roles in software consultancy, implementation and sales


Connecting companies with experts in Human Capital Management – HR, Payroll, Employee Benefits, T&A and Workforce Management solutions


Project Manager, Business Analyst, Software Designer, Implementer, Trainer, Applications Support? The Source manages your recruitment


Solutions Sales, Account Manager, Business Development, Pre-Sales Consulting? The Source manages your recruitment

If you want to work with a recruiter who:

  • has extensive experience with software and consultancy businesses

  • learns about you, your assets and strengths

  • really understands the roles to be filled

  • draws on an extensive network of software solutions experts

  • and makes connections that lead people and companies to success

…then contact us today.

Carol Bailey, founder of The Source, connects solutions sales and software implementation people at all levels to opportunities with software providers and consultancies. Startup to enterprise, graduate to Director, The Source partners you in your success.

With a particular specialism in HCM software, including HR and Payroll, Employee Benefits, Time and Attendance and Workforce Management solutions, the Source also recruits into other software sectors.

Enterprise Solutions Providers, Independent Software Vendors, Software Consultancies, BPOs, Startups, SMBs

The Source is your valued recruitment partner

Carol was one of the best agents I have worked with. She really knows her stuff, identifying great opportunities for me and was efficient and tenacious. I would highly recommend her.

Charlotte Ashby, CubanEight

We have used The Source to help with our external recruitment for a many years. Carol has extensive knowledge within the software sector and has the ability to pick up roles she may not have handled before.

EM, Senior Recruiter, HR and Payroll Solutions Company

Carol has good in-depth conversations with all her candidates who come strongly briefed to interviews. She provides detailed information on candidates and they all match the specification and have a strong potential fit to the company.

Recruiter, HCM Solutions provider

I would happily recommend The Source and Carol and really enjoy working with her.

Hiring Manager, Software Company

NewOrbit is the third company at which I have used Carol for recruitment and with NewOrbit it isn’t just any company – it is a company I co-founded.
At NewOrbit we are very selective about who we hire, not only in terms of skills and ability (though we are very demanding there as well) but also in terms of attitudes to customers, colleagues and even life.
Carol has always been excellent at really understanding the culture of the organisation and to find people who match the ethics and approach rather than just supplying identikit candidates with a particular set of technical skills. With Carol I don’t get a big stream of might-be-a-fit candidates, I get an exclusive selection of candidates that have a very high probability of eventually being hired by NewOrbit.

Frans Lytzen, Director, New Orbit

I worked closely with Carol for over two years and over that period Carol honed in perfectly on the specification I had for talent. I was pleasantly surprised by not only the quality of candidates that came for interview but also the timeliness and consistency of her submissions. Carol is a true business partner who really cares about the end result.

Wayne Mumford, previously Hiring Manager of Project Managers in a HR solutions client organisation.

"I have personally recommended Carol as an external recruiter at the last 5 companies I have worked for. I am more than happy to recommend Carol's services as she consistently delivers quality candidates regardless of the brief. Carol seems to find the elusive candidates that in my experience no other recruiter manages to find. Having previously worked for a software house Carol understands the culture of the industry and the skills and character traits required to perform well in the many different roles the industry demands. This experience and knowledge assists Carol to understand the brief properly including the cultural nuances required by the recruiting organisation and manager. This in turn enables Carol to carry out a far more targeted screening and detailed interview process resulting in far better qualified and appropriate candidates than presented by other recruiters. Carol is also extremely efficient when it comes to offers and onboarding. I cannot recall a situation where a candidate presented by Carol has not accepted an offer without delay or has withdrawn during the onboarding process."

NS, Project Manager in an ERP software business