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My name is Hishem Azzouz and welcome to the Recruitment Mentors Podcast.

You can join me every Monday and Thursday, where I will be joined by either a successful biller or a recruitment entrepreneur from around the world.

It's my job to deconstruct how they have accelerated their recruitment career and remained at the top of their game by uncovering their daily habits, mindset, approach to leadership, and much much more.

The best place to connect with me and to get your questions answered on the show is Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/
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~ Will the hospitality industry survive? ~ How has Abi been dealing with COMPLETE uncertainty? ~ How Abi has become a voice for her industry? We discussed this on the Linkedin LIVE and much more. You can connect with Abi on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abi-dunn-5102716b/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/abi-dunn-5102716b/)  I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/ (Hishem Azzouz) If you would love me to cover certain topics with future guests please drop me a message.  Finally, if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review.   You can do so with this link - https://ratethispodcast.com/recruitmentmentors (Support the podcast and leave a review here.)
The key takeaways from this episode are as follows: ~ You’ll learn about the importance of staying focused and not worrying about competitors ~ You’ll get insight into the hospitality industry and how the traits are transferable into a recruitment environment ~ You’ll learn about how she is working through the pandemic and what the future holds for the industry ~ The power of social media campaigns and why you should prioritise your marketing spend ~ Why a traditional sales approach doesn’t usually lead to inbound business and how you can generate clients that aren’t “cold” This week I’m joined by Abi Dunn, Founder of Sixty Eight People. With an extensive background in hospitality, as well as agency recruitment - Abi decided to take the plunge in 2019 to launch her own agency. It was great to sit down with her and talk about the highs and lows, as well as diving deep into the hospitality industry as a whole. You can connect with Abi on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abi-dunn-5102716b/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/abi-dunn-5102716b/)  I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/ (Hishem Azzouz) If you would love me to cover certain topics with future guests please drop me a message.  Finally, if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review.   You can do so with this link - https://ratethispodcast.com/recruitmentmentors (Support the podcast and leave a review here.)
We discussed the following in this LIVE session. ~ How lewis has continued to drive business this year. ~ How having a podcast has massively helped build new client relationships. ~ Mindset and day structures. ~ The future of the US market and will the growth continue. ~ Plus we answered audience questions! You can connect with Lewis on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/datadrivenpodcast/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/datadrivenpodcast/)  I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/ (Hishem Azzouz) If you would love me to cover certain topics with future guests please drop me a message.  Finally, if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review.   You can do so with this link - https://ratethispodcast.com/recruitmentmentors (Support the podcast and leave a review here.)
The key takeaways from this episode are as follows: ~ You’re going to learn about the power of patience, and why it takes longer than a year to be world-class at recruitment ~ How to make business development fun, as well as how to maximise your client relationships ~ The importance of a diverse talent pool and why recruiters usually fall short when they hire for their own teams ~ Corporate VS Boutique and the positives and negatives of both environments ~ Building a life overseas is more than just building a desk, and we unpack the importance of having a fearless attitude to settling in somewhere new This week I’m joined by Lewis Adams from Darwin Recruitment  With a wealth of recruitment experience, Lewis and I spend a lot of time on this podcast unpacking his decade of experience in recruitment, from a global corporation to a smaller boutique agency - as well as relocating to the USA of course.  You can connect with Lewis on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/datadrivenpodcast/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/datadrivenpodcast/)  I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/ (Hishem Azzouz) If you would love me to cover certain topics with future guests please drop me a message.  Finally, if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review.   You can do so with this link - https://ratethispodcast.com/recruitmentmentors (Support the podcast and leave a review here.)
We discussed the following in this LIVE session. ~ How the US election has impacted business. ~ The challenges he has been hearing from his team and how they have been overcoming them. ~ Hiring remotely, what to look for and how he has had to manage remotely. ~ The future of the US market and will the growth continue. ~ Plus we answered some audience questions! You can connect with Oliver on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ocooke/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ocooke/)  I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/ (Hishem Azzouz) If you would love me to cover certain topics with future guests please drop me a message.  Finally, if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review.   You can do so with this link - https://ratethispodcast.com/recruitmentmentors (Support the podcast and leave a review here.)
The key takeaways from this episode are as follows: ~ You’ll learn about the reality of millennials in recruitment and why we need to stop boycotting younger generations ~ You’ll get some solid advice on business development which isn’t your typical cookie-cutter response ~ Caring about client relationships and why you shouldn’t overlook the power of giving a good service ~ The USA market and building an office overseas - the pitfalls, the learnings and how recruitment is viewed across the pond ~ You’ll learn about developing raw talent and the power of positive affirmation with graduates This week I’m joined by Oliver Cooke from Phaidon. He started working in recruitment at 21, fresh out of university. He worked his way through the ranks, becoming a manager and relocating to the USA at 23 years old - where he now still lives.  It was great to sit down with him and talk about his 10 year tenure at Phaidon, as well as delve deep into leadership and recruitment in the USA. You can connect with Oliver on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ocooke/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ocooke/)  I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/ (Hishem Azzouz) If you would love me to cover certain topics with future guests please drop me a message.  Finally, if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review.   You can do so with this link - https://ratethispodcast.com/recruitmentmentors (Support the podcast and leave a review here.)
We discussed the following in this LIVE session. How has Gabbi and her team reacted to the four week lockdown. How have Gabbi's clients & candidates reacted to the lockdown. Why they're focusing on getting close as possible to their clients so they are in the KNOW if any of their clients put a hiring freeze on. How Gabbi and her team have been instilling confidence in candidates to make a move in the current climate. Plus we answered some audience questions! You can connect with Gabbi on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabbisearchability/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabbisearchability/)  I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/ (Hishem Azzouz) If you would love me to cover certain topics with future guests please drop me a message.  Finally, if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review.  You can do so with this link - https://ratethispodcast.com/recruitmentmentors (Support the podcast and leave a review here.)
The key takeaways from this episode are as follows: You’ll learn about how to create a pitch for a new market, including the key things to impress executives/decision-makers when presenting your ideas The importance of maximising what you know, and understanding the power of humility when building out a new desk Honesty and integrity with candidates - and why this will get you the long term gains instead of focussing on a quick win How to start building your personal brand - specifically if you work in a geographical patch Management: understanding motivations of those in your team, catering to multiple personalities and how to manage your time whilst caring for others This week I’m joined by Gabbi Trotter from Searchability. She started working in recruitment at 19, working her way up the ranks as a Resourcer, before becoming a full Consultant and now - managing her own team!  It was great to sit down with her and delve deep into her career so far, talking about what has made her successful as a consultant, and now as a leader. You can connect with Gabbi on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabbisearchability/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabbisearchability/)  I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/ (Hishem Azzouz) If you would love me to cover certain topics with future guests please drop me a message.  Finally, if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review.  You can do so with this link - https://ratethispodcast.com/recruitmentmentors (Support the podcast and leave a review here.)
What I go over in this short episode. * Why the change of name? * Slight change of format and aim to level up the POD. * Why launch Recruitment Mentors? * The problem that hopefully, it can help solve. * Being a founding member and launch timelines. * I will continue bringing biller and recruitment entrepreneur stories so you can learn from the best. * I hope you enjoy it and feedback is always welcome and maybe I will see you in the community soon! If you want to join the founding 20 then check it out here - https://founding20.recruitmentmentors.com/ (https://founding20.recruitmentmentors.com/) I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/ (Hishem Azzouz.) If you would love me to cover certain topics with futures guests please drop me a message. Finally if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review. Simply it will enable me to reach more people with the podcast, you can easily leave a review with the following link - https://ratethispodcast.com/recruitmentmentors (https://ratethispodcast.com/recruitmentmentors) 🙌🏻 👊🏻
My name is Hishem Azzouz and welcome to the Recruitment Mentors Podcast. For the last two and a half years, I have been obsessed with finding out what some of the most successful recruitment professionals and businesses around the world do differently. On this podcast, It's my job to deconstruct how they have accelerated their recruitment career and remained at the top of their game by uncovering their daily habits, mindset, approach to leadership, and much much more. You can join me every Monday and Thursday, where I will be joined by either a successful biller or a recruitment entrepreneur from around the world. To ensure you don't miss an episode make sure you subscribe for FREE to tune in every week and you can listen to this podcast on all of your favourite podcast streaming platforms.
Complete the survey here - https://mhir.typeform.com/to/QeNPyc4W (https://mhir.typeform.com/to/QeNPyc4W) Connect with Rhonda here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhondadambrosio/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhondadambrosio/) To coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day 2020, https://www.linkedin.com/company/mentalhealthinrecruitment/ (Mental Health in Recruitment )is proudly launching the first industry-wide, completely anonymous mental health survey that canvasses opinion from both leaders and employees in the recruitment sector. We are giving you a voice. Be heard, whatever your position or job role.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/) Wow, what a journey it has been. It's been amazing, and this podcast wouldn't be where it was today without you. I'm here to say a massive thank you for all of your support over the last two and a half years. I'm also here to tell you that this will be the very last Recruitment Rollercoaster episode released. The Podcast is evolving; it's time for a new chapter, and this coincides with the new business venture I'm embarking on. Recruitment is changing, and I believe that every recruiter should have an unlimited opportunity to better themselves in a professional, sustainable and mindful way. Make sure you're connected with me on Linkedin to be in the 'KNOW' of the re-launch of the podcast and even have the chance of becoming a founding member of a community that will change the recruitment industry ... You will hear from me all soon.
On this episode I’m joined by Amy Steel, Associate Director at Amoria Bond. She initially entered the world of recruitment straight out of university, and has climbed the ranks over the last 9 years at Amoria Bond, and received her AD promotion after only 6 years with the business. I love speaking to strong female leaders in recruitment, and we cover a ton of insightful topics on this episode. Amy was inspirational to talk to and she shares a lot of her secrets from when she was a billing consultant! For recruiters who are wanting to learn more about day plans and maximising your desk, this one’s for you. This is also a perfect episode for female recruiters to get some insight from an incredibly successful female in the industry,  You can connect with Amy on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bestautomotiverecruiter/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bestautomotiverecruiter/)  Timestamps: How did you get into recruitment? [1:00] What was the business like when you joined? [3:14] What was the environment like early on? [4:28] Female role models [6:26] How important do you think it is for recruiters to build internal relationships? [8:05] Contract recruitment and different markets [9:45] How were your first two years? [11:49] What helped you overcome that mindset? [14:18] What would be your advice to those who had that mindset? [17:42] Business development and client acquisition [19:08] What gave you the best chance of getting a client meeting? [22:02] What did the perfect week used to look like for you? (KEY BREAKDOWN!) [25:19] In terms of billings, what was your best year? [34:58] Why have you been the person that has got to directorship so quickly? [38:27] Internal dialogue and success  [41:38] Managing your money as a recruiter [44:41] Being a female in recruitment [48:48] Multiple offices and female leaders [54:03] How are you encouraging your team at the moment? [58:20] What are you excited about? [1:02:42] I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/) If you would love me to cover certain topics with future guests please drop me a message.  Finally, if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review.  Simply it will enable me to reach more people with the podcast, you can easily leave a review with the following link - https://ratethispodcast.com/rollercoaster (https://ratethispodcast.com/rollercoaster) 🙌
On this episode I’m joined by Michael Judkins from 3Search. He initially entered the world of recruitment through Michael Page, and after just over 4 years moved over to the infamous 3Search, where he has been for the last 4 and a half years. This is a great episode as it’s always incredibly interesting to learn about the differences (and difficulties) that come with moving from a corporate, well known brand to technically a start-up business. On this episode we talk about leadership, motivations and transitions - and ultimately how Michael has become a successful leader in the 3Search group. You can connect with Michael  on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-judkins-15814438/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-judkins-15814438/) Timestamps: How did you get into recruitment? [1:21] What sector did you go into? [5:44] What was year 1 like? [7:10] First year billings [12:06] The journey to building a strong desk [13:54] What advice would you give yourself knowing what you know now? [16:39] What would you say are the main pros and cons of working for a big corporate? [21:19] What qualities did they demonstrate as leaders to make you want to join them? [26:31] What was the most difficult part of transitioning? [32:12] Challenges as a manager [36:57] Weekly non-negotiables as a manager [39:27] Accountability and catch ups [44:02] Getting better at understanding motivations [46:24] Common habits or traits you see in top performing recruiters [51:15] What’s being the most difficult thing for you over the last couple of months? [57:43] Future of recruitment [1:04:11] I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/) If you would love me to cover certain topics with future guests please drop me a message.  Finally, if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review.  Simply it will enable me to reach more people with the podcast, you can easily leave a review with the following link - https://ratethispodcast.com/rollercoaster (https://ratethispodcast.com/rollercoaster) 🙌
On this episode I’m joined by Kieran Kenny, founder of Zelus Recruitment. This episode is slightly unconventional, as he’s one of the few recruitment business owners that I’ve had on the podcast who has a) set up very young and b) set up with less than two years’ experience under his belt! These types of episodes are always incredibly interesting, especially for the audience who are aspiring entrepreneurs, as you may see a lot of similarities with yourself in comparison to Kieran. For recruiters who are wanting to learn more about the art of relationship building and creating a process, this one’s for you. For the junior consultants out there, this is an excellent podcast to learn more about a young entrepreneur who may have less experience than you currently do, but can add an exponential amount of value. You can connect with Kieran on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kieran-kenny-75908876/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kieran-kenny-75908876/) Timestamps: How did you get into recruitment? [0:36] Where did that confidence come from? [5:19] Setting up on your own [8:59] How did it feel? [11:31] Business development strategy for Germany [14:54] What made you push through the hard times?  [15:55] How did it feel to do your first deal? [17:21] What’s your personal network like? [18:27] Social life and work [19:49] What changes did you make to push on? [20:55] BD with a purpose [25:35] How did you learn about your USP and your market? [27:09] Learnings [33:10] Difference between headhunter and recruitment consultant [36:19] How were you before Covid-19? [37:31] Post Covid-19 [41:16] The importance of good foundations [42:42] What do you deem as success? [48:50] What’s your mindset going into year 2? [52:38] What would you say to the people? [53:52] I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/) If you would love me to cover certain topics with future guests please drop me a message.  Finally, if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review.  Simply it will enable me to reach more people with the podcast, you can easily leave a review with the following link - https://ratethispodcast.com/rollercoaster (https://ratethispodcast.com/rollercoaster) 🙌
On this episode I’m joined by Chris Bennett from Evolution Recruitment Solutions. After 2 years initially working within Oil and Gas recruitment, Chris joined Evolution Recruitment Solutions. He started to carve out a new patch within technology, and now works specifically within the nordic markets, with 5 direct reports. This is an excellent podcast for those who are wanting to learn more about cold business and how to grow out a patch, particularly if cold calls aren’t your strongest point. Chris talks about this in a lot of depth as well as the basics of recruitment and how he has developed as a manager. You can connect with Chris on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-bennett-12705285/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-bennett-12705285/) Timestamps: How did you enter recruitment? [0:45] First role in recruitment [3:20] How would you summarise your first 18 months? [4:54] Evolution and what it is like [5:57] How did you grow a new patch? [8:58] Building out a candidate network [12:00] How did you approach that meetup? [14:26] Blogging your event [17:28] How long did it take to bring on clients? [18:41] How did you push through the tough times? [21:28] Year one [25:40] How did you plan to expand the patch further? [26:24] Year 2 [28:52] What did you double down on to get to a 10k milestone? [30:00] Why did you start focusing on a new patch? [32:28] How long have you been building the team for? [35:40] What were your best methods of getting new clients? [37:25] Effective introductions [41:30] Where do you see recruiters go wrong with BD? [43:10] Management [45:19] Understanding overseas recruitment [51:39] How have you changed your approach during Covid-19? [55:24] Articles and marketing [57:06] What advice would you give to yourself knowing what you know now? [1:00:19] How do you see things changing in the next 6-12 months? [1:02:00] I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/) If you would love me to cover certain topics with future guests please drop me a message.  Finally, if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review.  Simply it will enable me to reach more people with the podcast, you can easily leave a review with the following link - https://ratethispodcast.com/rollercoaster (https://ratethispodcast.com/rollercoaster) 🙌
Wow, what an amazing milestone. 200 episodes of The Recruitment Rollercoaster Podcast. A huge thank you from me for supporting and listening to this podcast. A massive thank you to each every one of the guests who have been part of the podcast so far. I'm so grateful for all of you giving me your time and tuning into the podcast each week it honestly means a lot. I have some exciting announcements to share with you all in the coming weeks so please do keep your ears and eyes peeled. Again just a HUGE thank you from me
On this episode I’m joined by Andy Morrell, CEO of Oscar. He was originally brought into the business thirteen years ago, and sought out to transform the way that they operated overall. This is an excellent episode as we dive into a lot of interesting topics, the most notable being scaling internally as well as creating a culture of trust. It was really insightful and I loved picking Andy’s brains, especially when it came to “top billers” and how he managed them. For recruiters who are wanting to learn more creating a culture of trust, this one’s for you. For the junior consultants out there, this is an excellent podcast to learn more about the inner workings of a recruitment business! You can connect with Andy on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/itandoilandgasrecruitment/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/itandoilandgasrecruitment/) Timestamps: What did the business look like? [2:33] First few years in the role [7:42] What was the long term vision? [11:18] What did you focus on implementing? [15:09] Graduates [19:00] Where was the business 5 years ago? [22:21] Sustainability and eliminating oil and gas [29:23] How have you got better at hiring and hiring triggers? [32:38] What makes a role model? [34:06] Strong female role models [38:52] What key things have you had to do as a leader that has had an impact? [44:07] What has the business done to impact the retention of staff [49:42] How did you cultivate a culture that acknowledges mental health? [56:23] How did you get people to open up? [58:47] How have you opened that conversation with people? [1:02:20] What do you think is going to happen over the next 6-12 months in the industry? [1:05:23] What would you say to the people? [1:09:51] I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/) If you would love me to cover certain topics with future guests please drop me a message.  Finally, if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review.  Simply it will enable me to reach more people with the podcast, you can easily leave a review with the following link - https://ratethispodcast.com/rollercoaster (https://ratethispodcast.com/rollercoaster) 🙌
On this episode I’m joined by Laura Briggs, founder of Laura Briggs Recruitment.  I was buzzing to hear her story and talk about all things recruitment, marketing and Covid-19. Three key things that we expanded on during this episode. If you’re a recruiter who is still apprehensive about personal branding and marketing, I urge you to give this episode a listen. If you’re a recruiter who wants to learn about value proposition and how to generate inbound enquiries, this is also an episode for you. I think you’re all going to love this one. You can connect with Laura on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurabriggsrecruitment/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurabriggsrecruitment/) Timestamps: How did you get into recruitment? [0:57] Why did people think that you couldn’t do it? [1:58] Changing career at 27 [2:43] Joining Reed - perceptions [4:29] Why couldn’t you pick up the phone? [7:28] How did you build the desk from scratch? [9:28] What was your time frame to be successful? [11:20] Why were you picked to do that market? [12:28] Where did your entrepreneurial spirit come from? [13:37] How long did it take you to make your first placement? [17:10] How was it not being held accountable? [18:16] What made you start to think more about the business strategy? [20:44] What were your long term goals? [22:29] Which resources did you use? [23:48] How did your brand help you? [25:52] Since investing in your brand, what are you surprised by? [29:47] How have you dealt with negativity online? [31:08] How do you split your week? [33:19] Covid-19 [34:39] Have you made time to invest in yourself? [38:44] How do you view the next 6-12 months? [42:11] How do you celebrate and who do you celebrate with? [44:48] What are your thoughts on the future of recruitment? [48:14] What would you say to the people? [50:43] I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/) If you would love me to cover certain topics with future guests please drop me a message.  Finally, if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review.  Simply it will enable me to reach more people with the podcast, you can easily leave a review with the following link - https://ratethispodcast.com/rollercoaster (https://ratethispodcast.com/rollercoaster) 🙌
On this episode I’m joined by Ephram Stephenson, owner of Kona & Co and former owner and founder of Building Careers Australia.  Ephram’s story is one that’s incredibly interesting, as he was able to build and scale a business as an expat, with very little recruitment experience initially. We dive into a lot of topics on this episode, inclusive of hiring, expanding internationally as well as exiting Building Careers Australia and what that was like. For recruiters who are wanting to learn more about the Australian recruitment market, this one’s for you. For the junior consultants out there, this is an excellent podcast to learn more about mindset as well as interesting processes to qualify your candidates thoroughly. You can connect with Ephram on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ephramstephenson/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ephramstephenson/) Timestamps: How did you get into recruitment? [1:09] How did you get so much success? [2:48] What did the Australian recruitment landscape look like? [3:54] Starting from the beginning… [5:56] The financial crash [11:55] Core processes that were put in place by an ops manager [15:52] Difficulty letting go of the reigns [18:05] Key things that your ops manager did to make an impact [20:48] Training and development [21:27] Implementing technology [23:38] Why does training impact profit? [27:28] Incentivising consultants [31:40] Transforming digitally [34:20] Exiting the business [35:48] Private investor [38:43] How did you phase out? [41:07] How did you feel? [42:31] What did you do on your time off? [44:17] What did you implement in your new business that you’d learnt from the last 15 years? [49:22] Future of recruitment in Australia [52:34] Parting words [55:28] I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/hishemazzouz/) If you would love me to cover certain topics with future guests please drop me a message.  Finally, if you have been enjoying the podcast and you have two minutes then it would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a review.  Simply it will enable me to reach more people with the podcast, you can easily leave a review with the following link - https://ratethispodcast.com/rollercoaster (https://ratethispodcast.com/rollercoaster) 🙌
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Liam Daly

Brilliant stuff! You need to get James back on sooner rather than later!

Aug 13th
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