Episode 56: Ryan McCabe: “The Failed Engineer Who Pioneered VideoTech For The Recruitment Industry”
41:17Ryan McCabe was, in his own words and own admission, a failed engineer, then a failing Recruiter. But during his brief-ish foray into Recruitment, he has a lightbulb moment. With a wife seven months pregnant, zero evidence that his idea would work, but blind and unwavering belief, he founded Odro, and pioneered video-technology for the recruitment industry. In today’s candid chat, we chat with Ryan about the 7 year journey so far of launching a tech start-up from Glasgow, not the Silicon Valley, and how he set about getting the recruitment industry to start looking into camera phones all over the world. Hope you enjoy today’s chat.
Episode 55: “The Recruitment Industry Advisor Behind All The Big M&A Deals” with Paul Masters
42:49Paul Masters is the recruitment industry advisor behind all the big, recent multi-million dollar M&A deals here in Australia. Paul is the guy who quietly helps recruitment business owners realise the dreams they had many years ago when they started their little companies from kitchen tables or serviced offices across Australia. Paul is the guy who brokers the deals, that helps these business owners become very, very wealthy, almost overnight. But there’s a LOT that goes into getting the right deal for everybody. A lot of hard work, a lot of research, and a LOT of emotion. But Paul knows how to navigate through the noise. In this chat today, we find out what goes on behind the scenes when a business owner is selling their recruitment business, what they need to do to best position themselves to get the best multiple, and what, at the eleventh hour, can cause the deal to fall over. Hope you enjoy today’s “Recruitment Journeys” podcast titled “The Recruitment Industry Advisor Behind All The Big M&A Deals”.
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Episode 54: “The Recruitment Blogger With Big Opinions” with Ross Clennett
50:06Ross Clennett has been a recognised name in the Australian Recruitment Industry for many a long year. So it should come as no surprise that he was the 2022 recipient of the RCSA’s CEO Outstanding Contribution Award. Before he was a recruitment trainer and blogger, Ross was a very successful Recruiter in his own rights, billing around a million dollars a year in today’s money. In this chat today, he talks about his early years in recruitment, how and when he first encountered Mr Greg Savage, his views on the importance of strong leadership in our industry, and of course, that infamous blog from 4 years ago. Hope you enjoy todays podcast titled “The Recruitment Blogger With Big Opinions”.
Episode 53: “The R2R Special” with Grace Marlin (US), James Vizor (UK), Charlie Bell (AUS) and ME!
1:04:34For as long as I can remember, there’s always been a bit of a morbid fascination with what I do within the Recruitment Industry, namely Rec2Rec. So why not get over 50 years of R2R experience together, on the same podcast, and lift the lid on what we do? On this episode of “Recruitment Journeys”, we have a bit of a special one… I’m simply calling this “The Rec2Rec Special”. Joining me in this chat is Grace Marlin in New York, James Vizor in London and Charlie Bell in Melbourne, and I ask why the hell they entered such a notoriously difficult recruitment sector in the first place… Why they love the R2R space… How they coped through the barren Covid months… What they think we can do better as a Rec2Rec community! And much more! Hope you enjoy “The Rec2Rec Special”…
Episode 52: “The Recruiter Who Quit Drinking” with Paul Tulip.
50:21Paul Tulip was a Recruiter who liked a drink. He proudly maintains to this day that some of the best friends he met, and best memories he made, were with a beer in his hand. He’d happily admit that having a drink was not only important to him, but a part of who he was. Then on one standard Tuesday night, that all changed. He woke up at 1.30am on a normal school night, drunk and hungover (yes, it’s possible to be both), and said “Nah, I’m done with this!” That was 10 months ago, and aside from one (very beneficial) misstep, Paul has discovered a new life! Just in time for Dry July, he tells his story here today. Paul talks with so much no-nonsense clarity and passion, it’s a riveting listen. Even for somebody like me who hasn’t drunk for almost ten years. If you are in any way “sober curious” you simply must listen to the “Recruitment Journeys” podcast titled “The Recruiter Who Quit Drinking”.
Episode 51: “How to become the No 1 “Go To” Recruiter in your tight niche” with Chris Caiger-Watson
44:10In an industry that’s crammed full of small, niche specialists, all trying to cut through the noise, compete with the big boys, and make a crust… How do you stand out? How do you ensure that you’re not only seen and heard, but ultimately recognised as the No 1 “Go To” Recruiter in your chosen super tight niche? We asked Chris Caiger-Watson from Genius People, because I reckon he’s done exactly that. Hope you enjoy this “Recruitment Journeys’ podcast titled “How to become the No 1 “Go To” Recruiter in your super tight niche.
Episode 50: “From Fit As A Fiddle Recruiter to (surprise) Quadruple Heart Bypass” with Niall Clerkin
44:23Niall Clerkin was, as he puts it himself, “fit as a fiddle”. He was running marathons left, right and centre, and living his best healthy life. He was also a Recruiter by day, and had enjoyed a wonderful recruitment career, proudly listing “million dollar biller” and senior recruitment executive as some of his accolades. Then, after a relatively inconspicuous visit to the doctors, he found himself, surprisingly, on the wrong end of a quadruple heart bypass. With no clues for the cause of this life changing event coming from his lifestyle or family history, Niall had to seriously consider whether the stress of being a career Recruiter could have been a factor. This podcast is an eye opener and a real wake up call to all us “fit and healthy” Recruiters who reckon it couldn’t happen to us.
Episode 49: “From Pro Footballer to Covid Rebuild Mastermind” with Paddy Flaherty from Experis
41:18How did Paddy Flaherty go from dreams of playing in the Premier League, to masterminding the rebuild of an iconic Sydney recruitment brand that had taken a bit of a hiding through covid? In this “Recruitment Journeys” podcast chat, we speak to Paddy about his own recruitment career, the highs and lows, and what the “secret sauce” is that he attributes to the success of rebuilding Experis NSW almost back to its former pre-Covid glory.
Episode 48: Erin Devlin from People2People. Ballet dancer to recruitment leader to mother to author
38:11Erin Devlin has had a very jam packed life, and done it all. From professional ballet dancer, to international cabin crew, to recruitment industry leader, to mother of (soon to be) 3, to author… There’s literally no limits to Erin’s talents, and everything that she turns her hand to, she seems to do to the highest of standards. In this new podcast episode, we speak to Erin and find out where that drive comes from to keep reinventing herself, how she juggles her multi-faceted life, and what’s next. Hope you enjoy this “Recruitment Journeys” podcast episode with Erin Devlin from People2People.
Episode 47: “Reinventing The Week” with Shawn Twomey (Andersen) & Simon Hair (Precision Sourcing)
45:45In Episode 47, we look closely at a subject that’s been very topical in the recruitment industry of late, since the arrival of Old Mate Covid… And that’s “working from home”. Or more specifically, the shorter working week. A few recruitment businesses have pioneered the four day working week, or the nine-day fortnight with amazing results. And they haven’t looked back. Today we talk to two such industry trailblazers… Shawn Twomey from The Andersen Partnership, and Simon Hair from Precision Sourcing. And they tell us how they arrived at the potentially risky decision of giving all of their staff extra time out of the office, and away from their desks. Hope you enjoy this podcast episode entitled “Reinventing The Week”.