How to Scale Your Recruitment Business

Here, we highlight the difference between growing and scaling your recruitment business, along with tips on ‘smart marketing’ and new technology suggestions to help you achieve growth.
Rhys Jones
Written by Rhys Jones Managing Director – Davidson Gray

Rhys sold out of his previous recruitment businesses in 2012 to focus solely on helping recruiters set up and build recruitment businesses. Follow Rhys on LinkedIn or contact him direct here for help with your start-up recruitment business or for coaching to grow an existing one.

As coaching is the new word for training, business owners now want to ‘scale’ their business, rather than ‘grow’ their business. But just as training and coaching are very different, scaling and growing your business are also different. It is actually very difficult to truly scale a recruitment business, hence why I felt this would be a good subject for a blog.

So, what is the … Read more

Brain Coach Jim Kwik on How to Learn Any Skill or Subject Quickly

If your brain is your biggest asset, what’s the easiest way to build that wealth? You need to learn smarter, faster and more efficient with a simple technique, using the word F.A.S.T.

That’s according to Jim Kwik, the CEO of Kwik Learning, who has spent more than 25 years studying the brain and coaching employees at businesses like Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Richard Branson’s Virgin about how they can improve memory, spead-read, and unlock their brain’s potential. He’s also the author of Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life (Hay House, 2020).

In the latest Inc. Real Talk streaming event, Kwik explained that the stress of the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting how quickly people are able to pick up that new quarantine hobby or skill–whether it’s learning Mandarin, a new sales software, or how to salsa. 

“Our cognitive abilities are limited when our

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5 HR Trends to Watch Out For in 2021

A lot of things have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the way we work and hire. Thousands have switched jobs, and remote workng has been normalized in the past few months. Consequently, the way people communicate and collaborate has also changed. Most companies are looking for individuals that are conversant with emerging technologies in addition to the core skills required for various roles. Employee expectations have also changed.

McKinsey found the flexibility that comes with remote working has increased engagement and well-being levels among US-based employees. This means HR departments will need clarity on the pandemic’s impact on workforce motivation and engagement to redefine organizations’ employee experience.

If you are an HR professional, here are five trends you must watch out for in 2021:

1. The Rise of Flexible Working Models 

In the past, some companies allowed their employees to work remotely for a few days every month to Read more

Want to Give a Better Presentation to Investors? Start With These 3 Tips

If you’re a founder trying to raise money, I bet I can tell you the biggest problem with your pitch deck without even needing to look at the presentation.

As an investor myself, I see a lot of pitch decks from entrepreneurs trying to raise money. Of course they span all different stages, industries and ideas. The founders come from all different ages and backgrounds. They are all very different, but they almost always have one thing in common:

They fail to truly showcase what is unique about the company.

My advice is always the same the first few times we look at the presentation. Simplify and focus. I also share the following advice:

1. Stop jamming way too much information into the presentation.

You are likely trying to make sure you have a slide to answer every question that every investor could ever ask. The result is

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Building Your Brand: Tips for Direct Mail Success

The growing number of channels in which to advertise your business online can be a tempting route to target your ideal audience. Businesses have flocked to digital media to gain traction for their brand, but they’ve dismissed an incredibly valuable and highly successful form of marketing – direct mail.

The preconceived image of direct mail as an unsolicited, unwarranted advertisement is over. Today, with limited competition through the letterbox, posted media is fast becoming the most appreciated and easiest way to build a strong and personal relationship with your existing and potential customers. The facts back it up.

We consider why and how direct mail is an essential asset for any company with the aim to grow their business.


Direct mail delivers results

Amongst the careful dissection of bills and bank statements, receiving additional mail from a company becomes an intimate procedure for people. Cutting out the middleman of social … Read more