22 episodes

The Recruitment Leadership podcast is here to help those in the recruitment industry gain awareness and understanding on the hot topics faced by those in the business of hiring people.

In each podcast, Alison Humphries is joined by a fellow expert to offer professional knowledge, insight and advice on the biggest subjects affecting recruitment agencies.

Topics covered include IR35, protecting your recruitment business and the different challenges facing the recruitment industry.

It’s the podcast to listen to for recruitment business frontrunners seeking expert information from industry-leading advisors.

If you have any questions from the podcast or have any topics you would like to be covered, please email - alison@recruitmentleadership.co.uk

You can also contact Nick Russell from Sonovate at - nrussell@sonovate.com 

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The Recruitment Leadership podcast is here to help those in the recruitment industry gain awareness and understanding on the hot topics faced by those in the business of hiring people.

In each podcast, Alison Humphries is joined by a fellow expert to offer professional knowledge, insight and advice on the biggest subjects affecting recruitment agencies.

Topics covered include IR35, protecting your recruitment business and the different challenges facing the recruitment industry.

It’s the podcast to listen to for recruitment business frontrunners seeking expert information from industry-leading advisors.

If you have any questions from the podcast or have any topics you would like to be covered, please email - alison@recruitmentleadership.co.uk

You can also contact Nick Russell from Sonovate at - nrussell@sonovate.com 

    Steps to Your Future Success with Rob Kerr

    Steps to Your Future Success with Rob Kerr

    In the latest instalment of the Recruitment Leadership Podcast, your host Alison Humphries is joined by Rob Kerr, the Author of Project Future: 6 Steps to Success as Your Own Boss.
     
    Rob currently works closely with leaders delivering M&A integration to enable teams to succeed and businesses to solve more problems that matter. Prior to this, he was a Project Manager for over a decade, which led him to set up his own business in 2014 to improve his own work and family life. 
     
    Now Rob shares his approach with aspiring entrepreneurs, contractors, and freelancers, supporting them through these critical decisions and showing them how to flourish on their own unique journey. 
     
    In this insightful episode, Alison and Rob discuss their predictions about the future of recruitment and explore some blue sky options both in terms of what will happen to the working world and what might be happening to your career in the time of COVID.
     
    Timestamped Guide: 
     
    0:46 - Introduction
     
    1:31 - Tell me why you felt that the world needed both a consultant in this field and your book, Project Future?
     
     3:46 - What are the most common errors that you’ve observed that people make when they are considering setting up a business?
     
    6:10 - There’s an awful lot more to running a successful recruitment business than there is to just be a good recruiter. Some people learn that the hard way, is that something you’ve observed?
     
    8:59 - Are there any general pointers you’d give people in terms of what kind of research they should be doing?
     
    10:27 - In your book, I know you’ve got an acronym for a preparatory framework, 'SORTED', can you talk the audience through that?
     
    18:03 - Infrastructure, company policies and preparation
     
    21:37 - Making the distinction between those who want to build a business and those who want to build a lifestyle choice
     
    24:04 - The amount of effort and commitment upfront to build a genuine business before you actually see any financial reward for it is often underestimated, isn’t it?
     
    26:33 - Do you have any advice for people starting a business their own?
     
    29:28 - So Rob, if people want to buy your book and I do thoroughly recommend it, it’s really good but easy read, where should they go?
     
    If you have any questions, queries or comments, please contact Alison Humphries: alison@recruitmentleadership.co.uk
     
    Connect with Rob Kerr on LinkedIn. 
     

    • 31 min
    The World of Jobs to Come - The Future of Recruitment with Jeff Wald

    The World of Jobs to Come - The Future of Recruitment with Jeff Wald

    In the latest instalment of the Recruitment Leadership Podcast, your host Alison Humphries is joined by Jeff Wald, the Founder of WorkMarket. 
     
    Jeff is a best-selling author and entrepreneur. Named "One of the 100 Most Influential People in Staffing" by the Staffing Industry Analysts in 2017 and 2018, he has also written the best-selling book “The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations”.
     
    This insightful episode is a must-listen-to for recruiters - both as business owners, workers and advisors. Expect to gain an understanding of Jeff's predictions for the future of recruitment, what history can tell us about workforce trends, and why the impact of automation on jobs isn't necessarily what you expect.
     
    Timestamped guide:
     
    00:52 - Introduction to Jeff
     
    01:35 - Can we start by you telling us about your experience of growing businesses before you started WorkMarket? 
     
    03:28 - What made you write The End of Jobs? What were the key messages that you felt the world needed to hear?
     
    06:22 - In how much of your future predictions can you really use historical evidence?
     
    09:24 - Now, can you walk us through what you believe the evidence is actually telling us about the future of work?
     
    12:42 - You say that in each case before the end result has been more jobs; what has been the impact of that on how jobs on a more granular level have changed?
     
    17:02 - Interestingly in your book, you make a point about how even though the changing nature of jobs and the removal of those highly repetitive task-based jobs has led to jobs needing to change, it hasn't entirely made companies in effect disappear, has it?
     
    21:31 - Even if you're looking at just the valuation of a company, a lot of that depends on the effectiveness of his workforce, doesn't it? 
     
    23:02 - What do you think the recruitment industry should be aware of when looking for opportunities?
     
    26:41 - What can individuals and leaders of business do now to make sure that they are well equipped to survive any sort of transition into their job becoming automated? And what are the skills that will be most useful for a business leader in the future?
     
    30:40 - Some of the listeners are going to want to get your book, where do they go to do that?
     
    If you have any questions, queries or comments, please contact Alison Humphries: alison@recruitmentleadership.co.uk
     
    Connect with Jeff Wald on LinkedIn.
     
    Find out more about Recruitment Leadership here.
     
    This podcast is produced by Loaded Hype.
     

    • 32 min

    Next Stop: IR35 with Anna Sills (January 2021 Update)

    Next Stop: IR35 with Anna Sills (January 2021 Update)

    After being postponed as the result of the pandemic, the shift in liability under the IR35 regulations will be implemented in April 2021.
    If you're seeking advice, we hope you find this podcast insightful - contact details for both Alison Humphries (Host) and Anna Sills (Guest, Director of Advance) can be found at the bottom of these show notes.
    This episode features Anna Sills, Director of Advance, trusted experts in regards to accountancy subcontracting in the UK.
    Alison and Anna discuss the fast-approaching deadline for IR35 and outline what it means for recruitment, clients and contractors.
    The agenda for this episode is:
    02:50 - What reassurance does FCSA give recruiters?
    06:06 - What are the persistent misconceptions for recruitment, clients and contractors? 
    10:28 - What proportion of employers are making blanket decisions?
    11:28 - What proportion of people are aware of the contractor workforce moving to a PAYE model?
    13:38 - What is a PSE and why is it important?
    15:54 - Criteria for IR35 exemption
    19:09 - The next step recruiters should be taking
    21:34 - Determination statements 
    26:36 - Is there scope to change aspects of an assignment that would make it more likely to be outside IR35?
    30:05 - New models or services for recruiters and workers 
    To get in touch with Anna for further insight and advice, please see visit the Advance website.
    To find out more about Alison Humphries, Recruitment Leadership and the work we do, visit our website, follow our page on LinkedIn, connect with Alison Humphries on LinkedIn - or just send an email to alison@recruitmentleadership.co.uk

    • 37 min

    Business Leader Stories: Ian Simkins, Silven Recruitment and Wayne Brophy, Cast UK

    Business Leader Stories: Ian Simkins, Silven Recruitment and Wayne Brophy, Cast UK

    Welcome to the 6th Season of the Recruitment Leadership Podcast!
     
    It's no secret that the majority of the economy has been hard hit by the pandemic - and the knock-on effect on the recruitment sector has been felt widely.
    In light of the continued aftershocks, we're providing a platform for Recruitment Business Leaders to listen and learn from their peers on the what why and how they are adapting and responding to the new volatile environment they find themselves in.
     
    In this episode, your host Alison Humphries speaks to two exceptional recruitment leaders, both based in Manchester - Ian Simkins, MD and founder of Silven Recruitment with over 24 years experience in the sector, and Wayne Brophy, CEO of Cast UK & Founding Partner at Outplacement Services.
     
    Topics covered include: crisis planning and management; innovating offerings, products, and pricing; getting under the bonnet of your business; video interviewing; the value of marketing; learning from when things didn't quite go right; and how they managed the transition to moving whole teams to a working from home model.
     
    Time-stamped agenda: 
    01:12 - Context; size of the businesses and also the impact the pandemic has had on your sector has
    06:52 - Crisis planning
    11:18 - Crisis management and response to the pandemic
    18:36 - Changes to customer proposition, products and pricing.
    25:08 - Getting under the bonnet of your business.
    28:30 - Video interviewing
    30:48 - Marketing
    34:23 - Things that haven't worked quite so well
     
     
    If you have any questions, queries or comments, please contact Alison Humphries: alison@recruitmentleadership.co.ukFind out more about Recruitment Leadership at recruitmentleadership.co.uk
     
    Connect with Ian Simkins: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iansimkins/
    Contact Ian - ian.simkins@silven.co.uk
    Connect with Wayne Brophy: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brophysupplychainrecruitment/
    Contact Wayne - waynebrophy@castuk.com
    This podcast is produced by Loaded Hype - loadedhype.com

    • 44 min

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