Recruitment Consultant | Freelancer

KD Forsman

Hi, my name is Karen and I live on the beautiful West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand.

I specialise in affordable recruitment, email marketing solutions and simple website services that my clients love.

Affordable Recruitment

As a Recruitment Consultant for The Recruitment Alternative, I work with clients throughout New Zealand and Australia. Our flat rate fees helps SMEs save thousands in their recruitment costs.

Email Marketing Solutions

I use and recommend MailerLite for all my email marketing campaigns. Not only does it compare extremely favourably with MailChimp, Campaign Monitor etc. - it's super easy to use! 

Simple Website Services

Need a simple website, but not sure where to start?  From DIY, to a turnkey website or fully managed website hosting service. I can help. After all, a great website doesn't have to be a costly one.

Get in touch

I'd love to hear about your next project - Let's talk!

Testimonials & Feedback

“...Karen is a personable and well organised individual with all encompassing skill sets and undoubted leadership skills. In a very short time Karen has gained the respect of members and the community at large. I am thankful for her ownership in maintaining our website and social media; as well as for her planning and analytical skills in assessing and reporting on direction and delivery of project and marketing initiatives. When Karen accepts an undertaking, it will be researched, carried out with professionalism, and completed on time." Geoff Schurr, Chairman, Advance Northern West Coast (ANWC)

“Karen sets very high standards for herself which she invariable meets, she has understood and engaged IVS’s target market with considerable success…” 

Peter Webb, CEO, Independent Verification Services Limited

"I have worked closely with Karen for a number of years providing online development and marketing solutions. Karen has commisioned many complex technical solutions for IVS through WebSpring (a NetValue company). She has helped drive these to success by providing clear, concise technical requirements and working collaboratively to bring projects to completion. She has a great understanding of the online medium, and also recognises the opportunity and value for staff/customers in providing online solutions that improve process or address common business issues.” Nick Kemp, Formerly Web Team Manager, NetValue/Webspring

“I had the pleasure of working with Karen during her prior role of DairyBase Manager (DairyNZ). I found Karen to be incredibly organised, competent and committed – factors that guaranteed the success of our project and have undoubtedly underpinned her successful career in Information Technology and Business.”  Cam Neilson, Consulting Team Leader, Datacom

“Everest Group has worked with Karen for a number of years and has watched her grow within the Company. Karen is a talented, dedicated, committed part of IVS and their success, particularly in relation to the development of business systems and structure, can be contributed to Karen. We believe Karen has huge potential and is a rising star.” Senga Allen, Managing Director, Everest Group Limited

"Prompt, helpful accurate and friendly. Not overly pushy either. Karen was able to answer my questions and provide good information. I can highly recommend.” Alison Gygax, Birds Ferry Lodge 

Character testimonial by a Pruvit Ketones customer.