There is a lot of mystery and misinterpretation of what is involved in a headhunt assignment. Often recruiters fall into one of two groups, those who think being a Headhunter is some super difficult…Continue
Started Mar 18, 2016
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As I speak to lots of recruiters who want to build their own recruitment company, after all my profession is investing in startup recruitment businesses, I get a fair few whose goal from day one is to build to sell. Is this really a smart move?
As with most questions like this it depends who you ask. It also depends on circumstance. For example, if…Continue
Posted on March 9, 2020 at 12:59pm — 1 Comment
If you’ve read any of my other blogs on building a recruitment business to sell, I actually advocate not selling, but succession planning yourself, tying in the employees of real value with shares and enjoying the profits of this solid business for years to come. So, for this reason your offer of shares may be from a forward-thinking…
Posted on June 5, 2019 at 9:35am
Since setting up Davidson Gray to invest in and support recruitment business start-ups, I must have had hundreds of conversations with recruiters considering working for themselves. The biggest reason by far most recruiters settle for a new job rather than setting up, is the desire for security.
However is moving jobs really more secure?
Statistically, 4 out of 5 new recruitment business start-ups don’t last beyond 2 years,…Continue
Posted on January 19, 2018 at 4:35am
I find it ironic the recent popularisation of coaching is having the detrimental side effect of reducing its use, particularly in recruitment. I’ve seen as coaching has become the buzz word for staff development, training is now often referred to as coaching, so real coaching is being squeezed out.
Coaching is extremely different to training, if you really want to realise your own, or your employees potential effective coaching is vital.
I recently posed the question on my…Continue
Posted on January 3, 2018 at 5:00am