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The podcast to listen to for recruitment business frontrunners seeking expert information from industry-leading advisors.

The Recruitment Leadership Podcast Recruitment Leadership

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    • 4.6 • 14 Ratings

The podcast to listen to for recruitment business frontrunners seeking expert information from industry-leading advisors.

    Appreciating the True Value of your Recruitment Business with Adam Kay

    Appreciating the True Value of your Recruitment Business with Adam Kay

    In the latest instalment of the Recruitment Leadership Podcast, your host, Alison Humphries is joined by Adam Kay, Partner at Saffery Champness. 
     
    With over 20 years of experience advising recruitment firms on their tax and financial matters, Adam joins Alison to offer his expertise to any recruitment business leaders running rapidly scaling organisations, or those who aspire to be. 
     
    In this exclusive episode, Adam provides actionable advice on how to make your exit plan a priority from the very start, the do’s and don’ts of Employee Share Schemes and the pitfalls of the SEIS/EIS schemes. 
     
    This episode is part of our insightful series centred around leadership - if you are seeking actionable advice on how to lead a recruitment business through the current economic uncertainty, this episode is a must-listen! 
     
    Timestamped guide: 
     
    00:45 - Introduction to Adam
    03:38 - What size does a business have to be for there to actually be a market of buyers for it?
    07:59 - How valuations are done - multiple and how calculations are done
    14:37 - Impact of liability on value
    16:02 - What would you anticipate would happen to valuations of recruitment businesses over the course of the next year?
    17:38 - Can you explain the tax treatment of a business sale and if you think there are likely to be changes?
    21:13 - What are the main considerations for an owner when setting up employee share schemes?
    28:03 - Employee Ownership Trusts are a means of exit that’s becoming more talked about - what are the advantages and disadvantages?
    34:18 - What is involved in raising funding through Enterprise Investment Schemes and Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes?

    If you would like to connect with Adam and find out more about Saffery Champness, please see below: 
     
    👤https://bit.ly/3WlHsvl 
    💻https://bit.ly/3FEbvc5 
     
    Interested in speaking to Alison about your business strategy? Get in touch, today! 
    💬alison@recruitmentleadership.co.uk

    • 44 min
    The Value of Cultural Intelligence in Recruitment with Nikki Samant-Jones and Matthew MacLachlan

    The Value of Cultural Intelligence in Recruitment with Nikki Samant-Jones and Matthew MacLachlan

    In the latest instalment of the Recruitment Leadership Podcast, your host Alison Humphries is joined by not one, but two special guests!
    In this episode, Alison speaks to Nikki Samant-Jones and Matthew MacLachlan, Chief Revenue Officer and Head of Learning Innovation respectively at Country Navigator.
    Country Navigator is the industry-leading platform for cultural intelligence and inclusion training. Through its platform, Country Navigator aim to equip organisations with the knowledge and skills to leverage the benefits of culture and build truly diverse workplaces!
    Whether your business operates solely in the UK or has expanded overseas, cultural intelligence is a key requirement to determine candidate suitability. Harnessing its power could make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful placement. 
    In this exclusive episode, Nikki and Matthew provide a wealth of insight into the importance of culture in recruitment and kindly gift an exclusive offer to Recruitment Leadership podcast listeners for a three-month free trial of the Country Navigator platform. To claim your free trial, please see below. 
     
    Timestamped guide: 
    00:45 - Introduction 
    02:25 - Introduction to Nikki 
    04:20 - Introduction to Matthew 
    08:14 - What challenges does Country Navigator solve?
    12:43 - How does cultural intelligence impact recruiters?
    17:00 - How does the Country Navigate platform work?
    24:33 - How is cultural intelligence relevant to someone recruiting solely within the UK?
    26:33 - What initiatives have you seen to support engagement and retention of workforces?
    31:55 - Is it possible for leaders to accommodate the preferences of every individual within their business?
    35:03 - Why should recruiters push clients to create more diverse workforces?
    38:52 - Three-month free trial of the Country Navigator platform 
     
    If you would like to find out more about Country Navigator, please see below -
    To claim your three-month free trial, enter code 'RECLEAD3' when filling out the form: https://www.countrynavigator.com/freetrial-reclead/ 
    Interested in speaking to Alison about your business strategy? Get in touch, today!
    💬alison@recruitmentleadership.co.uk 
     

    • 41 min
    Unlocking Change Through Shifting Your Mindset with Brett Ennals

    Unlocking Change Through Shifting Your Mindset with Brett Ennals

    In the latest episode of the Recruitment Leadership podcast your host, Alison Humphries is joined by Brett Ennals, Founder and Director of Cento Group. 
     
    Cento Group is a nationwide recruitment agency specialising in Fire & security, Lift & Escalators, Built Environment and Health & Safety industries. 
     
    Through working to shift his own mindset and that of his team, Brett has successfully led Cento Group through a period of change which has resulted in huge triumphs and significant growth. 
     
    In this exclusive episode, Brett talks Alison through the changes he has implemented, how he has guided his consultants and clients through them and why the culture they have built together is the element he is most proud of. 
     
    This episode forms part of a series centred around leadership - if you are looking for leadership advice to help you through the uncertainty change can bring, this episode is for you!
     
    Timestamped Guide: 
    0:46 - Introduction 
    1:04 - Introduction to Brett
    3:09 - What are the changes you have implemented at Cento Group?
    5:44 - Can you describe the biggest shifts you have seen in the business?
    8:09 - How did you help your established consultants to understand the value of their work?
    12:23: What are some of the new internal procedures you have introduced?
    14:20 - How have your leadership characteristics developed?
    16:03 - How have you made sure all the back office systems complement each other?
    19:00 - Do you have any software recommendations that you think have worked particularly well at Cento Group?
    21:58 - Do you think it is possible to be everything people expect from a recruitment business leader?
    24:02 - The importance of policy handbooks
    28:28 - What are your secrets for successful internal hiring?
    31:48 - Is fostering culture the most important thing recruitment business leaders should be doing?
     
    If you would like to find out more about opportunities at Cento Group, please see below -
    💻 https://bit.ly/3qAHm4m 
     
    Interested in speaking to Alison about your business strategy? Get in touch, today!
    💬alison@recruitmentleadership.co.uk 

    • 36 min
    Can Recruitment Leaders Really Do it All? With James Truswell and Andrew Dean

    Can Recruitment Leaders Really Do it All? With James Truswell and Andrew Dean

    In the latest instalment of the Recruitment Leadership Podcast, your host Alison Humphries is joined by not one, but two special guests!
     
    In this episode, Alison speaks to James Truswell and Andrew Dean, Directors of Menlo Park.  
     
    Menlo Park is an award-winning recruitment agency specialising in recruiting for permanent positions within primary care, adult social care, medical devices and medical technology. 
     
    James and Andrew join Alison to provide an insight into how they are successfully leading their award-winning firm in the new era of work. 
     
    As the expectations employees have of their leaders increase, James and Andrew endeavour to answer the question - ‘Can recruitment leaders really do it all?’ 
     
    In the process, they offer their expert advice on how to balance the ever-increasing remit of leaders with the additional pressures that this can bring. 
     
    This episode is part of our insightful series centred around leadership - if you are seeking actionable advice on how to lead a recruitment business in the modern era of work, this episode is for you!
     
    Timestamped Guide:
    0:45 - Introduction 
    1:05 - Introduction to James Truswell and Andrew Dean
    1:23 - What are your career backgrounds?
    7.16 - What makes Menlo Park different?
    11:51 - What new markets have you expanded into?
    18:41 - How have your leadership skills developed over the last two years?
    24:57 - What actions have you taken to ensure your back office feels included?
    28:26 - With the recent changes in the world of work, what do recruitment leaders now have to do differently?
    35:46 - With the new pressures placed on recruitment leaders, is it possible to do it all?
    41:10 - What are the growth plans you have for Menlo Park?
     
    If you would like to find out more about opportunities at Menlo Park, please see below - 
    📧james@menloparkrecruitment.com 
    💻https://menloparkrecruitment.com 
     
    Interested in speaking to Alison about your business strategy? Get in touch, today!
    💬alison@recruitmentleadership.co.uk 

    • 45 min
    The Art of Crisis Management with James Fowler

    The Art of Crisis Management with James Fowler

    In the latest instalment of the Recruitment Leadership podcast, your host Alison Humphries is joined by James Fowler, founder and CEO of Fintelligent Search and Leaders in Care.
    Fintelligent Search specialises in the Financial Services, Legal and Finance sectors. Leaders in Care are recruitment specialists operating within Health and Social Care.
    James is a highly experienced recruitment leader having founded not one, but two successful recruitment businesses operating in very different markets - healthcare and financial services. 
    In this exclusive episode, James shares his bumpy journey to building Fintelligent and Leaders in Care into the recruitment powerhouses they are today. Through the times of unprecedented crisis that James has had to weather, he has learnt what it truly means to be a leader. 
    If you are looking for valuable leadership lessons to help you navigate adversity, this episode is a must-listen!
     
    Timestamped Guide: 
    0:46 - Introduction 
    1:25 - Introduction to James Fowler 
    2:54 - What was your path to recruitment?
    5:03 - What markets do Leaders in Care and Fintelligent Search operate in? 
    11:47 - What were the key events that led to the evolution of Fintelligent Search? 
    19:09 - During the pandemic crisis, what did you discover about your values as a leader?
    23:50 - How did you use your culture of trust to maintain the pace of work during the pandemic?
    28:48 - How did you implement values into both businesses?
    31:33 - Post-pandemic, what are the most important things recruitment leaders can implement now?
    36:07 - How does your culture of trust lead to a high-performance culture? 
    37:58 - Why do you think your internal hiring has been so successful in the tough current market? 
     
    If you would like to connect with James or find out more about Fintelligent Search or Leaders in Care, please see below: 
    💻https://leadersincare.co.uk 
    💻https://fintelligent.co.uk
    📧james@leadersincare.co.uk 
     
    Interested in speaking to Alison about your business strategy? Get in touch, today!
    💬alison@recruitmentleadership.co.uk 

    • 44 min
    Unleashing Your Leadership Potential with Katrina Cheverton

    Unleashing Your Leadership Potential with Katrina Cheverton

    In the latest instalment of the Recruitment Leadership Podcast, your host Alison Humphries is joined by Katrina Cheverton, CEO of Savannah Group.
    Savannah Group is a global executive search and interim management firm specialising in board appointments, functional C-Suite appointments and key sectors. 
    With a diverse career background and an atypical route into recruitment, Katrina kindly joined Alison to share her expertise on leadership, providing comprehensive insight into Savannah Group’s steps to success.
    This episode is part of our insightful series centred around leadership - if you’re looking for actionable insight and advice to unleash your leadership potential, listen now!
    Timestamped guide 
    0:47 - Introduction 01:57 - What are the challenges and opportunities that your past experience has thrown up for you as a recruitment business leader?07:03 - Tools for a comprehensive look at the market08:33 - Is there anything about the executive search field that surprised you?9:30 - What were the challenges for you when you moved to a new market?12:11 - What do leaders need to do differently in the current climate?14:30 - How, in practice, do you look after the whole of a person at Savannah group?16:11 - L&D is very high on the agenda for younger people, tell me about your approach to that at Savannah Group?17:31 - What’s your approach to managing performance at Savannah Group?19:22 - Advice for applying an appraisal review system21:13 - Advice for adapting as a leader24:49 - What specific actions have you taken to get that involvement for business support staff?26:43 - Advice for rewarding staff28:55 - How as a business are you addressing the new environment for your clients?31:32 - How do you navigate discussions about diverse shortlists?33:46 - What are the emerging key skills that leaders are looking for in the current climate?
    If you’d like to connect with Katrina or find out more about Savannah Group, please see below:
    💻https://savannah-group.com/ ✉️KCheverton@savannah-group.com 
    Interested in speaking to Alison about your business strategy? Get in touch, today!
    💬 alison@recruitmentleadership.co.uk

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

DMcC10 ,

Great insight

Thanks Alison - great pod offering real insight into the complicated world of worker status and associated regulation. I look forward to the next one.

Bakes1966 ,

A good listen with some valuable advice

An insightful series of interviews covering some very relevant topics. Alison engages well with her guests and as a recruitment industry expert is clear and concise on each subject matter.
Series 2 so far though sounds like a sales pitch from Sonovate rather than an insight into how to structure, finance or prepare your business for an event.

LW_Manchester ,

What a great find!

Loved this podcast - so insightful and relevant to my business. Can’t wait for the next one! Subscribed and five stars

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