Change one and you’ll change the other

Heard a quote today that I thought I’d share with ya… “Our self-image and self-habits tend to work hand in hand… Change one and you’ll change the other” Read that again and let it sink… Truer words have never been said, and if you look closely at your day, your activities and yourself, the evidence…

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Is now the right time?

Here’s a question you need to answer when looking for ways to grow your Recruitment/Search Business… Is now the right time to optimise or is now the right time to scale? Just to explain the two… Optimisation = How to do get better results with the current assets I have Scale = How do I…

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Work to be done

Good markets mask a lot of fundamental problems in the business of Recruitment and Search Business Owners… I’ve seen it more and more recently… “Things are going great, we have more clients than we can handle” They get lulled into a false sense of security because of how things are, they forget how things were……

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Your businesses biggest asset…

Do you know what the biggest asset in your Recruitment/Search Business is? It’s not your clients… It’s not your candidates… It’s not your team… It’s you… All the others are very important… But none more important than you as the owner and CEO… Your business should be built to serve you and the lifestyle you…

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Your business is a reflection of you

Listen to this, Your business is a reflection of you… It works as a mirror for all the things that are going on either externally in your personal life or internally (the way you think)… And if you look closely at your business right now, you’ll see examples of this screaming back at you… Lack…

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Certainty = predictable growth for recruiters

When it comes to attracting new clients, most Recruitment and Search Firm Owners engage in a series of random tactics but lack any real strategy. There’s nothing wrong with tactics. A series of thought out, working and reliable tactics should form part of your overall strategy. But being randomly tactical and relying on luck or…

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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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How to “achieve” mediocre results

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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You’re going to fail and mess things up

One of the biggest things that hold Recruitment and Search Business Owners back, keeps them stuck and stops them growing is missing the lessons in their failures… You’re going to have bad days, weeks, months etc… You’re going to fail and mess things up… You’re going to get things wrong, things aren’t going to go…

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Lessons For Recruiters from the Fishing Community

Some traditional fishing villages persist in ways that have changed very little from earlier times… For a fishing village, the whole local economy is dependent on catching fish and harvesting seafood… Quite simply… If there is no fishing, there is no money. When the Fishermen cannot go out to sea, they mend their nets, do maintenance work…

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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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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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3 Beliefs you need to have to charge higher fees in your Recruitment or Search

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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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