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Hiring for Growth: In conversation with James Caan

Following on from our first video in the series, in conversation with James Caan, this week’s video shows Helen and James discussing hiring for growth, specifically for SMEs. https://youtu.be/5RttXwOacX0 In 2017, serial entrepreneur James Caan CBE was named as LinkedIn’s second most influential voice. Helen took the opportunity to draw on his wisdom and asked James what his biggest piece…

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In conversation with James Caan CBE – the new partnership

______________________________________________ Earlier this year we were thrilled to go into partnership with James Caan CBE’s award-winning investment firm Recruitment Entrepreneur, one of the most successful private equity investors in start-up to scale-up recruitment businesses. King Recruit works with high-growth SME businesses in the South West helping them to build teams and drive success, so the partnership was an ideal opportunity.…

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King Recruit partner with James Caan CBE

PRESS RELEASE Recruitment Entrepreneur and James Caan CBE invest in Exeter-based high growth SME recruitment specialists, King Recruit. James Caan CBE’s award-winning investment firm Recruitment Entrepreneur is pleased to announce the partnership of its newest joint venture, King Recruit. Based in Exeter, King Recruit work with high-growth SME businesses in the South West helping them to build teams and drive…

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7 Top Reasons To Use Retained Search

7 Top Reasons To Use Retained Search In a disrupted world of business with ever-increasing layers of complexity and rapid change, a well-executed executive-level appointment can mean the difference between success or failure. Prior to the pandemic, your business may have kept this vital search in-house, leveraged its own network, or hired a contingency recruiter. However, the process perhaps wasn't…

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How to manage removing a board member

When to remove a board member and how to manage it Boards can be complex, challenging and even disjointed if there is conflict. Sometimes you simply have to remove a board member. There can be a range of scenarios where a board member or members no longer feel like a cohesive part of the board. For all the good intentions…

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A case for the SELF-DISRUPTIVE LEADER

The case for the “SELF-DISRUPTIVE” LEADER. With certainty that businesses will face greater uncertainty, a very different leader is required to face all of the challenges, swerves and disruption. If companies are to avoid self-destructing, leaders need to embrace (rather than simply react to) the external disruptions they face. To beat disruption, they literally  need to “disrupt” themselves—their thoughts, their…

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Will 2021 really see a war on talent?

MISCONCEPTIONS We hear it all the time....But aren't there lots of candidates out there....? It's going to be easy to hire, I'll just put out an advert and have lots of applications right? Actually, mainly wrong but partly right. If you are simply looking for somebody in Customer Service, you will probably have lots of choice. However, if you are looking for…

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How to ‘stand out’ and win your next job opportunity

How to stand out from the crowd and win your next job opportunity. Yes, it’s an obvious statement but the UK jobs market has been hit hard. Recent research by McKinsey says that 7.6m jobs are at risk in the UK and that is set to rise. And, in the last couple of weeks alone, we’ve seen a steep rise…

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Should they stay or go? – The Counter-Offer

Should you make that counter-offer? It’s a reality of running a business or managing a team, your star performers think the grass is greener, your specialist staff are the target of head-hunters and your managers may be tempted by the next 'startup' business opportunity. Sometimes, them leaving will suit you and sometimes it won’t. Typically, it won’t suit you if the…

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