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Welcome to The RAG Podcast, Where I will be interviewing the owners and leaders of Recruitment Agencies to discover the secrets to successful growth!

The RAG Podcast - Recruitment Agency Growth Podcast Sean Anderson

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Welcome to The RAG Podcast, Where I will be interviewing the owners and leaders of Recruitment Agencies to discover the secrets to successful growth!

    Season 5 | Ep 2 - Leo Harrison MBA on growing Chapter 2 from 0-33 staff in a Global Pandemic without ever working in the Recruitment Industry!

    Season 5 | Ep 2 - Leo Harrison MBA on growing Chapter 2 from 0-33 staff in a Global Pandemic without ever working in the Recruitment Industry!

    On this weeks episode of The RAG Podcast Live, I will be joined by a friend, client and mentor -https://www.linkedin.com/in/ACoAAADrX0cBGlsBI_MjOKy4WhaXx4Mt3zl430I ( Leo Harrison MBA)
    Leo is one of the smartest guys I have ever had the pleasure to meet
    Leo foundedhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/chapter2-agency/ ( Chapter 2) in Jan 2020 and after an obvious slow start, they are now one of the fastest-growing recruitment brands in the world
    But this isn't Leo's first venture, he was a founding member of the team at OLIVER, a Marketing Agency that builds in-house teams
    During his time in the business, he helped shape the growth to over 2000 employees!
    An entrepreneur, husband, and father - Leo has had to build successful habits to manage all areas of his life!
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    Thank you to our brand new sponsor Volcanic.com - the best in class recruitment website provider delivering websites that look good and perform even better. Over 1800 recruitment websites globally, they supply 30% of the top 100 UK recruiters and integrate with our partners for efficiency, including Access Recruitment CRM, Access Profile, Access RDB, Broadbean, Logic Melon, Bullhorn, Salesforce, Idibu and more
    Perfect for start up, scale up and enterprise recruitment businesses
    Landing page is here:
    https://www.volcanic.com/hoxo (Hoxo · Volcanic)
    Volcanic is offering RAG listeners an MOT of their current site – landing page is here (and embedded on the above page) https://pages.theaccessgroup.com/FY22-P04-REC-WEB-BOF-Hoxo-Volcanic-Podcast-MOT-Partnership_LP.html (The Access Group)
    About the MOT:
    A visual inspection undertaken by one of our senior website professionals in the business of your current site, analyse performance and identify areas for improvement. Leverage Volcanic's many years' expertise in designing, developing, and delivering recruitment websites to identify how your current site can be improved.
    Request your FREE, personalised visual 'MOT' website health check including an overview of your:
    - candidate attractiveness
    - client engagement abilities
    - brand-building capabilities
    - and more.
    This applies to any recruitment website.
    http://www.volcanic.com/hoxo (www.volcanic.com/hoxo)
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    Thanks to our consistent sponsor from Season 4 - District 4
    Join the Recruitment Startup Experts at District4 for this exciting 5-day challenge “So you want to start your own recruitment business?”
    Over 5 days you will explore your why, your vision, your financials, your market and put together a business plan.
    This challenge is for experienced recruiters who have thought about going it alone and want to explore it at a deeper level.
    At the end of the challenge you will either be raring to go and start your business or have decided that it is not for you.
    Want to make 2022 the year that you finally take action? Join in from Mon 8th November to Friday 12th November 2021 and explore what being a recruitment business owner could mean for you.
    The link to join the challenge is https://growyourrecruitmentbusinessevent.vipmembervault.com/products/courses/view/1110290 (https://growyourrecruitmentbusinessevent.vipmembervault.com/products/courses/view/1110290)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Season 5 | Ep 1 - Mark Znowski on feeling empty after selling StaffGroup and finding purpose by starting up another agency!

    Season 5 | Ep 1 - Mark Znowski on feeling empty after selling StaffGroup and finding purpose by starting up another agency!

    The RAG Podcast is BACK!
    What a first episode we have in store for you!
    Mark Znowski is a serial Recruitment Entrepreneur
    He started, scaled, and sold Staffgroup UK and Europe over 12 years and has since invested in other recruitment agencies and started his latest venture EngTal - Engineering Talent
    A true family man as well as a businessman, Mark shared insights into the areas he has got right and other areas he has gotten wrong in his hugely successful career!
    Thank you to our friends and sponsor today - http://odro.co.uk (Odro.co.uk) . These guys won an impressive three TALiNT tech star awards at their first in-person event since lockdown last month. Followed up just two weeks later with a much sought-after Recruiter award, best in innovation, and a special commendation for CEO Ryan McCabe for all his efforts over the last 18 months. It really is great to see such a brilliant company recognised, and so well deserved. So well done guys! Smashed it.
    And the good news is, they’re hiring - which they’ve asked me to let you know. So, if you’re listening and are looking for a move, I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. There are vacancies across their Sales and Customer Success departments right now, and they really are a great bunch. If you’re interested, get in touch with CRO Dougie on LinkedIn or email recruitment@odro.co.uk for more info.
    Thanks also to our second sponsor http://vincere.io/ (Vincere.io) - A single tech platform to streamline the Front, Middle and Back office operations of Exec Search/Perm/Contract/Temp businesses. The technology that they have invested in is becoming a disruption in the space, more and more recruitment businesses are using this to give their recruiters a competitive advantage.
    For RAG listeners who you are thinking about changing CRM or you are a new business looking to launch with a new CRM then I would get in touch with these guys because if you mention that you are a rag listener you get an amazing deal- visit http://www.vincere.io/rag (www.vincere.io/rag).

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Season 4 | Ep 27 - Jamie Woods on his vision for JCW Group to go from his living room to 500 staff with no intention of selling and exiting!

    Season 4 | Ep 27 - Jamie Woods on his vision for JCW Group to go from his living room to 500 staff with no intention of selling and exiting!

    This is the LAST episode of the season!
    2020/21 has been epic for The RAG Podcast, interviewing over 120 amazing recruitment business owners throughout one of the craziest times we have ever seen!
    Before I begin my short break from recording, I am excited to be interviewing Jamie Woods, CEO and Founder of JCW Group - a 14 year old international recruitment agency in London, Frankfurt, New York, Austin and LA.
    Starting the business from his living room at the age of 24 with 2 yrs recruitment experience, it is safe to say that Jamie has made lots of mistakes and learnt a hell of a lot on the way!
    In this episode we discussed:
    🎙The story of launching JCW after only 2 yrs in recruitment
    🎙How the business was flying going into the Global Financial Crisis
    🎙The challenge of managing managers at 30 staff and how he overcame this
    🎙How he doubled the business since 2018 when he went back into a hands on CEO role
    🎙The vision he has for the future and why he has no intention of selling
    🎙His 3 major learnings for any other owners with aspirations of scale
    Genuinely down to earth guy with an insane work ethic, if you would like to ask Jamie any questions directly then please DM him on LinkedIn
    Thanks so much for listening to the RAG this season, I value every single one of you!
    Back in Aug 21 for Season 5 -stay tuned!!


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    Sponsors:
    District4: https://bit.ly/3rSuE01 (https://bit.ly/3rSuE01)
    Vincere: https://bit.ly/2zOL43W (https://bit.ly/2zOL43W)

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Season 4 | Ep 26 - Hannah Donaldson on her journey to growing to 135 staff across 4 global locations at the same time as starting a family!

    Season 4 | Ep 26 - Hannah Donaldson on her journey to growing to 135 staff across 4 global locations at the same time as starting a family!

    Hannah is the Co-founder and CEO of Meet Recruitment - a 12 year old international Life Science recruitment agency in London, Berlin, New York and San Francisco.
    Like many others I have interviewed, Hannah was a graduate of S3 and started Meet with her co-founders at the age of 26!


    In this episode we discussed:
    🎙The story of launching Meet from Charlotte St in London in 2009, just after the GFC
    🎙How they grew the business in the early days and decided to invest in their back office once they hit 10 staff
    🎙Launching the US business from London in 2013 and later moving to NYC in 2015
    🎙How 70% of the business NFI is now from the America’s and how the team adapted to make this a huge success
    🎙 Why they re-branded the back office to be known as ‘The Hub’ and the impact this has had on growth
    🎙How she has balanced becoming a mother and CEO and her outlook on this topic
    🎙Why she wants females in our industry to ASK their leadership teams to support them through building a family and not to turn their back on recruitment during this process


    Super articulate and powerful, Hannah is an exceptional leader and it is easy to see why! If you would like to speak to Hannah directly, please feel free to DM her on LinkedIn!


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    Sponsors:


    Odro: https://bit.ly/35UrBKr


    Vincere: https://bit.ly/2zOL43W

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Season 4 | Ep 25 - Andy Larholt on why he should have sold his agency when he had an offer in 2015!

    Season 4 | Ep 25 - Andy Larholt on why he should have sold his agency when he had an offer in 2015!

    Today’s episode was EPIC! It was funny, serious, honest and inspiring all in one...
    Andy Larholt is the Founder and CEO of Montash - a 16 year old international technology recruitment agency in London
    An exceptional biller at S3 from 18-24 yrs old, Andy launched Montash from his bedroom in his mid 20’s! 16 years later, on his 42nd birthday he has over 50 staff working from London, servicing clients around the world.
    And what a journey he has had!
    In this episode we discussed:
    🎙The story of starting in recruitment at 18 and launching his agency at 24
    🎙How he spent his early commission on a rolex and a new flat in Canary Wharf (he laughs at this now)
    🎙The first 8 years of Montash being a small and hugely profitable agency which allowed him a lifestyle that not many people his age have lived!
    🎙How he decided to grow the business in 2011 and implement process and structure
    🎙Why he regrets not taking a huge offer to sell the business in 2015
    🎙HIs decision to step back after this and appoint an MD to grow the business to 3 offices and 100+ staff
    🎙Why he came back as CEO in 2019 and ‘cut the grass’ to grow a better more scalable business in the future


    High energy and so many stories, you can’t help but love Andy when you listen! An all round great guy with incredible stories and experience, if you want to know more or ask for some advice then DM him on Linkedin!


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    Sponsors:
    District4: https://bit.ly/3rSuE01 (https://bit.ly/3rSuE01)
    Vincere: https://bit.ly/2zOL43W (https://bit.ly/2zOL43W)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Season 4 | Ep 24 - Daniel Fox on his journey from billing £1.4m per year as a recruiter to building a truly profitable agency with 35 people across UK, USA and EU

    Season 4 | Ep 24 - Daniel Fox on his journey from billing £1.4m per year as a recruiter to building a truly profitable agency with 35 people across UK, USA and EU

    I was really excited about today’s episode as my guest was someone who I had heard so much about during my recruitment days.
    Daniel Fox is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Trilogy International, Forbes Testing and Quantum Six; all specialist businesses within the technology and business change and transformation markets
    Prior to this he worked with the same people who trained me during my recruitment days in London, so we shared so many mutual contacts and stories!
    In this episode we discussed:
    🎙The story of Dan going from Football Agent to Recruitment Consultant
    🎙His rise to billing £1.4m per year in his mid 20s
    🎙Why he decided to leave and start his own company
    🎙How he and his partner were served a legal letter on day 10 which changed everything
    🎙How sticking to a plan of being a contract first, profitable agency helped them ride the COVID wave without furloughing a single employee!
    Super experienced recruiter with an honest account of what it takes to be a successful recruitment agency founder, Dan is happy to give time to anyone who may want to speak directly!! If you have any questions for him then please contact him via LinkedIn!


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    Sponsors:


    Odro: https://bit.ly/35UrBKr


    Vincere: https://bit.ly/2zOL43W

    • 1 hr 4 min

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