Hunt then build

The longer I work with Recruitment and Search Firm Owners, the more I am convinced that they are split into 2 types: CHASERS AND BUILDERS. The CHASERS are like the hunters of old. They see an opportunity, and they chase it. Some days they come back with a fresh wildebeest to eat for a few…

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People lie, numbers don’t

Want to know the “secret” to predictable growth in your Recruitment or Search Business? It all comes down to knowing your numbers and making decisions based on the data you have rather than emotions or “gut feel”… Most Recruitment and Search Business Owners either don’t have a grasp on their numbers or simply ignore what…

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You can lose your mind over problems like these…

Was listening to a podcast a few days back that really resonated me and reminded me of a lot of the Recruitment and Search Business Owners I help… The episode was talking about the importance of clarity and how, without it, any problem you have in your business can seem stressful, overwhelming, cause sleepless nights…

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How To Win Clients On Social Media

You probably know how much potential business is sitting there waiting for you on the big social media platforms… But if you’re anything like the majority of Recruitment and Search Business Owners I speak to; you simply don’t know how to tap into it… Well, here are three essential principles to follow… 1. Plant –…

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What will make the boat go faster?

I’m in a Facebook group hosted by a guy called Eli Wilde and he shared a story a few days ago that I thinks extremely relevant to most the Recruitment and Search Business Owners I talk too… “In 1996 the British Rowing team finished dead last… Embarrassing themselves and their country that was depending on…

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You know the drill

Recorded a case study interview with my client Pete where he talks about some of the strategies and frameworks he’s used to double profits in his Recruitment/Search Biz – Watch the interview here – Pete first found us in August 2019 wanting to learn how to grow his then 1 man Recruitment business… Before finding…

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Are you being serious?

We’ve all got that one friend… Or perhaps for you it’s a family member… You know who I’m talking about here… The flakey unreliable one that no one really takes seriously… That friend who says they’ll meet you at a certain time, but you just know they’re going to be late… If they show up…

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Proximity to grow your Recruitment business

I was reading an article on Forbes a while back that explored the difference between confidence and ego… People make the mistake of thinking that ego and confidence are the same thing… None more so than recruiters… Here’s how the article explained the differences… “To have confidence is to have faith in your own abilities…

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Send me your terms

Not all sales are created equal… And I’m not talking about the value of the fee but the value of the contract… Take these scenarios for example… Recruiter A secures a new client, 20% fee on an estimated 100K salary… Recruiter B secures a new client, same fee, same salary… Both are happy… And celebrate…

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Sometimes you get good ones, and sometimes you get bad

As a Recruitment or Search Business Owner you’ll probably be well aware there are good clients and there a bad clients… There are clients you love working with… And clients that you don’t… What constitutes a good or bad client will vary from person to person because a lot of it can be based on…

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You deserve better

A while back, I wrote a post on LinkedIn that said: “If you’re only willing to pay a Recruiter 17% for “the best candidate” but your biggest competitor is willing to pay 20% for the same thing… who do you think the Recruiter will give priority to when that candidate comes along? Hiring Managers need…

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Hiring Managers leading the conversation

I was having a conversation with a Recruitment Business Owner and client of mine about the sales ‘process’ in his business a while back… His big problem was that although he could make SOME sales… They were almost never on the terms he wanted or for the fee he felt his services deserved… And he…

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Recruiters: How to craft a winning sales presentation

It’s not the best recruiter who wins the business… It’s the recruiter with the best sales pitch/presentation… Most Recruitment and Search Business Owners don’t really know how to craft a winning sales presentation and so instead of winning business with the clients they want, for the fee they want and terms they want…. They end…

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The Real Cost

Most Recruitment/Search Business Owners don’t say ‘NO’ often enough… Often believing any business is better than no business… Saying ‘YES’ to any and everyone as long as they’re willing to pay something… Anything… Even when it’s significantly less than the fee you actually want… WRONG! There’s good business and there’s bad business… There’s Hiring Mangers who…

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How to “achieve” mediocre results in Recruitment

Staying in your comfort zone KILLS growth in your Recruitment or Search Business… Although most the Recruitment and Search Business Owners I speak to know this intellectually… Very few really “GET” it! They’ll say they want growth… Better clients… Higher fees… More freedom… Higher profits and all that comes with it…. BUT they’ll fight like…

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Blind fee reductions

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar… Hiring Manager: Can you help us find the top candidates in the market Recruiter: Sure, our fee is 20% Hiring Manager: Can you do it for 17%? Recruiter: Well… our usual fee is 20%, but it’s just a 3% reduction, so sure… Except it’s not a JUST a…

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Two crippling factors

A lot of the Recruitment and Search Business Owners I speak to are crippled by one of two things… 1.Fear – They’re so scared of failure or of being criticised by their peers that they end up doing nothing and stick to what they know, even though it’s not getting them what they want 2.Commitment – They…

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Your competitive advantage isn’t being the best recruiter

When I set up my first Recruitment business, I made the made the mistake of thinking that the best recruiter would always win the business… In fact, I thought that because I offered a better service than my competitors winning business would be easy. I was dead wrong! And had to find out the hard…

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5 truths Recruiters need to hear

Five truths you need to understand about marketing your Recruitment or Search services… Your clients and potential clients are bombarded by communication from you, your competitors and countless other competing businesses every single day Most communication that is designed to grab the attention of your potential clients fails miserably and gets ignored… Communication about you…

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We don’t celebrate job orders

The Recruitment and Search Business Owners I help very quickly learn not to celebrate job orders… Or more specifically they don’t celebrate job orders UNLESS they’re on retained or at least exclusive terms with a commitment to pay… Why? Because they know a job order won is not the same as a job order filled… And celebrating…

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