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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.

    Why only 3% of Recruitment Businesses Sell Successfully

    Why only 3% of Recruitment Businesses Sell Successfully

    This recording is from TEAM (The Employment Agents Movement), to watch the full webinar please click here: https://bit.ly/39sL47O


    Your Host Alison Humphries has been a recruitment industry “lifer” for more than 35 years, Alison was a director of businesses including Hays Plc, Robert Half International, BNB Plc and Penna Plc, developing a highly successful career spanning contingent, retained, temp/contract, RPO, statement of works and consulting services.


    In this podcast, Alison talks about some of the most common mistakes that recruitment business owners make when they think they are on a route to a successful business exit, and highlights what buyers and investors are looking for.


    This episode is not one to miss for those who are looking to create a resilient business that has capital value!


    Timestamps:


    0:47 - Introduction


    3:30 - Alison’s experience 


    5:43 - Learning curves


    11:24 - In today’s recruitment world


    15:30 - Sustainable success


    21:13 - Why it’s important to get out of your bubble


    22:56 - What buyers and investors want to see


    If you would prefer to listen to this podcast with the accompanying slides, please email Alison: alison@recruitmentleadership.co.uk

    • 43 min
    The Crazy Busy Cure for Recruiters with Zena Everett

    The Crazy Busy Cure for Recruiters with Zena Everett

    In the latest instalment of the Recruitment Leadership Podcast, your host Alison Humphries is joined by expert Leadership Coach and author, Zena Everett. 


     


    Zena has a rare cocktail of entrepreneurial, head-hunting, organisational psychology and coaching experience. In her early career, Zena founded and developed a recruitment business, and became increasingly interested as to why some candidates were more confident and successful than others.


     


    To explore this interest further, Zena sold the recruitment business and pursued a master's degree in organisational psychology and psychological training. 


     


    In Zena’s latest book, The Crazy Busy Cure, she draws from her many thousands of hours coaching and speaking to people about productivity blockers and how to shift them.


     


    In this episode, Alison and Zena discuss time management and productivity in the context of the recruitment industry; covering key areas and providing expert advice, this episode is not one to be missed. 


     


    Timestamped guide:


     


    0:46 - Intro 


     


    04:16 - Why did the world need your book


     


    09:03 - Can you give us in brief the benefits of finding a cure for this, and any examples or anecdotes that you can think of?


     


    13:28 What are your biggest techniques and tips? 


     


    19:52 -  People would argue that recruiters are in a different position from other people who can control more of how they spend their time. How would you respond to that?


     


    23:06 - Now, in your book, can you also use an acronym for managing your diary, can you explain exactly what you mean?


     


    29:34 - Do you have any practical advice for people on how to handle those persistent low level interruptions that, in fact, are about other people's priorities rather than your own? 


     


    32:13 Is there anything else you wanted to highlight from your book before we wrap up?


     


    If you would like further insight and advice on time management and productivity, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Zena directly:


     


    👤  https://www.linkedin.com/in/zenaeverett/


     


    If you would like to purchase The Crazy Busy Cure, you can do so on Amazon here:


     


    https://amzn.to/3j08Hdp


     


    For bulk orders, please contact Zena directly.


     


    To find out how Alison Humphries expertise can help elevate your recruitment business, get in touch today: alison@recruitmentleadership.co.uk


     

    • 37 min
    Elevating Your Potential As A Recruitment Leader with David Perry

    Elevating Your Potential As A Recruitment Leader with David Perry

    In the latest instalment of the Recruitment Leadership Podcast, your host Alison Humphries is joined by David Perry, Director of Perry-Martel.


    After specialising in building out Leadership teams and working for over 32 years in the realm of leadership, David is a guru on what it takes to be a leader especially within the recruitment world. 


    His novel approach to executive headhunting has been documented in two best-selling books, "Hiring Greatness: How to Recruit Your Dream Team and Crush the Competition", "Executive Recruiting for Dummies" and "Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters". David is also a popular Keynote speaker.
     
    In this episode, Alison and David look at recruitment leaders as leaders themselves in their own businesses - this episode is not one to miss if you are a recruitment business owner looking to elevate your potential!

     
    Timestamped Guide:
     
    0:46 - Introduction
     
    2:20 - Could you just explain for any audience members who are not familiar with the term Industrial Revolution 4.0, what exactly it means and what the first three were?
     
    09:41 - So what would you look for now, if you were looking for a brilliant leader of a recruitment business or executive search business for now?
     
    14:04 - Just talk to me a little bit more detail about the skills that type of person has developed?
     
    27:12 - So are there any other additional expectations or shifts you've noticed in the recruitment industry, that are about more creative ways to successfully reward motivate and compensate people? 
     
    31:01 - Do you think we're ready to really meet that leader and let them be the best they can be?
     
    33:21 - Finally, David, I know you are doing something new and disruptive with the job board. Do you want to just briefly tell our listeners about that?
     
    What would you say are the biggest serious shifts in Candidate expectations?
     
    Want to hear more from David? Check out Taking The Lead On Recruiting Great Leadership with David Perry.
     

    If you would like to get in touch with David, please see the details below:
     
    👤  https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidperry/
    💻  https://perrymartel.com/
     
    To find out how Alison Humphries expertise can help elevate your recruitment business, get in touch today: alison@recruitmentleadership.co.uk

    • 35 min
    Taking The Lead On Recruiting Great Leadership with David Perry

    Taking The Lead On Recruiting Great Leadership with David Perry

    In the latest instalment of the Recruitment Leadership Podcast, your host Alison Humphries is joined by David Perry, Director of Perry-Martel.
     
    David works with business owners who have a compelling vision for their company’s future. By incorporating a unique blend of strategic thinking and applied creativity, he distills that dream into recruitment activities designed to attract the top-tier executive talent - must-know information for those who are in the field of recruiting leadership teams.

     
    His novel approach to executive headhunting has been documented in two best-selling books, "Hiring Greatness: How to Recruit Your Dream Team and Crush the Competition", "Executive Recruiting for Dummies" and "Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters". David is also a popular Keynote speaker.
     
    In this episode Alison and David discuss some of the biggest obstacles in recruitment, offering insightful and implementable learnings.  This episode is not one to miss if your recruitment business is actively involved in building out leadership teams for your clients.


     
    Timestamped Guide:
     
    0:46: Introduction
     
    02:29: What do you think the biggest obstacles are now for doing brilliant recruitment for our clients, and how can we work around these?
     
    05:56: Do you have any advice for our listeners, about what they recognise that kind of client? 
     
    10:00 - Are there other reasons why it’s important to look at changing your approach to recruitment?
     
    16:22 Can you talk through what your inside out approach is?
     
    26:38 - So to what extent do you think that approach can be made to work at with other types of recruitment? So perhaps a little bit lower dominate the market in terms of salaries?
     
    30:06 - If you had to sum up how your approach to engaging the candidates in search has shifted, what would you say?
     
    36:59 - Anything else you want to add about recruiting leadership teams for your clients, that you think is particularly pertinent to the market?
     
    Want to hear more from David? Check out Elevating Your Potential As A Recruitment Leader with David Perry.
     

    If you would like to get in touch with David, please see the details below:
     
    👤  https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidperry/
    💻  https://perrymartel.com/
     
    To find out how Alison Humphries expertise can help elevate your recruitment business, get in touch today: alison@recruitmentleadership.co.uk

    • 41 min
    What Gets Measured, Gets Done: Successfully Implementing Remote Working In Recruitment Businesses With David Garcia

    What Gets Measured, Gets Done: Successfully Implementing Remote Working In Recruitment Businesses With David Garcia

    In the latest instalment of the Recruitment Leadership Podcast, your host Alison Humphries is joined by David Garcia, CEO of ScoutLogic Screening.
     
    David "wears two hats" in his professional life. First, as the CEO and co-founder of ScoutLogic. ScoutLogic is a pre-employment background check company designed to improve the recruiter experience so they can focus on finding great talent; they are also pioneers in remote work.
     
    Second, David is an advisor to NVP and their portfolio companies, he works with founders and sales and marketing leaders to help them grow their businesses. Across both those roles, David shares his experiences, lessons learned, and best practices to help people achieve their goals. 
     
    In this episode, Alison and David discuss how to successfully implement remote working in recruitment businesses; covering key points such as maintaining culture, learning development, the warning signs someone is struggling and much more!
     
    Timestamps:
     
    01:55 - Introduction to David 
     
    03:30 - How from your own experience have you been able to maintain productivity with remote working?
     
    05:00 - How did setting up your business as a remote working business play into your own recruitment?
     
    07:36 - How should managers adapt their style and processes for communicating news to the whole business, onboarding and policies?
     
    10:30 - In terms of onboarding new staff, what are the best lessons that you can pass on there?
     
    12:18 - What what has worked really well for you and your colleagues in terms of ongoing development in a remote setting?
     
    15:39 - How do we expect to see that behaviour put to use in the real world? What are the results that we're looking for? 
     
    17:43 - Do you had any tips or advice for managers on how to get maximum impact from those bigger meetings?
     
    20:00 - What’s your advice for a sales lead recruitment business?
     
    25:35 - If you're a manager managing remotely, what for you would be the ways to spot someone who was in trouble who didn't come and tell you
     
    27:14 - Apart from a change in demeanour, are there any other warning signs that you would suggest to look out for
     
    30:17 - Do you have any advice for people about how to be a great remote employee as opposed to manager or leader, how to make yourself really great to work with in that environment?
     

    If you would like to get in touch with David or ScoutLogic Screening, please see the details below:
     
    👤  David.garcia@scoutlogicscreening.com 
    💻  https://www.scoutlogicscreening.com/
     
    To find out how Alison Humphries expertise can help elevate your recruitment business, get in touch today: alison@recruitmentleadership.co.uk
     

     

    • 33 min
    Managing Mental Health in Recruitment with Michelle Flynn

    Managing Mental Health in Recruitment with Michelle Flynn

    In the latest instalment of the Recruitment Leadership Podcast, your host Alison Humphries is joined by Michelle Flynn, former recruitment Director and Founder of Michelle Flynn Coaching. 
     
    After working in recruitment for over 16 years and owning her own recruitment business, Michelle is now a qualified CBT trainer and integrative nutritional health coach.
     
    She works with individuals and companies to help them understand their health and happiness goals, supporting them as they put in place the habits to make achievable and sustainable changes.
     
    In this episode, Alison and Michelle discuss mental health and wellbeing management in the context of the recruitment industry; covering key areas and providing expert advice, this episode is not one to be missed. 
     
    Timestamped guide:
     
    00:51 - How did your career path lead you to be counselling and consulting in this area?
     
    3:57 - Why has the topic of mental health and wellbeing taken flight in the recruitment sector?
     
    5:45 - We have a very young age profile across the industry with a lot of responsibility and expectations, do you think that is a factor?
     
    9:02 - What actionable changes would you suggest many recruitment business owners would make?
     
    13:24 - What kind of things should managers look out for if somebody isn’t approaching them for help?
     
    16:09 - Are there any policy level things that you think at a company level, if somebody changed their policy it would overall have a positive effect on their staff?
     
    21:02 - What advice do you have differentiating the blurred lines between real mental health issues, or someone taking advantage?
     
    24:29 - Advice on using the Bradford score 
     
    25:40 - Can you talk us through how you make an assessment for mental health?
     
    30:22 - Useful resources 
     
    If you would like to find out how Michelle Flynn Coaching can help to support your business, visit the website or connect with Michelle directly on LinkedIn:
     
    👤  https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelleflynn/
    💻  https://michelleflynncoaching.com/
     
    To find out how Alison Humphries expertise can help elevate your recruitment business, get in touch today: alison@recruitmentleadership.co.uk
     
    If you would like to get in touch with any of the resources that have been mentioned in this podcast, please see below:
     
    Mind -  0300 123 3393
    Samaritans -  116 123
    Calm - 0800 58 58 58 
     

    • 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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