David Simons, Managing Director of Recruit Ventures has some views on the strengths of recruitment start-ups.
‘Starting your own recruitment agency is an aspiration for many recruitment professionals’, he says. ‘Our strategy is all about providing the brand, backing and back up to give them the opportunity to do it. It’s a big leap, but with the ability to take a salary from day one, and have fully compliant operational systems running from the outset, out joint venture partners have the building blocks in place to focus on building their businesses’.
Because he’s actively involved in helping professionals to start up, David Simons has his finger on the pulse of today’s recruitment sector, and he’s very positive about the opportunities for new players.
‘HR professionals are constantly looking for good working relationships with consultants and agencies, and that’s why it’s a competitive market. We’d never disguise that. But how often, as a consultant, do you promise a constant and consistent relationship with a client, and then see it change as you’re moved to another desk or department in the latest reorganisation? You want to deliver, but you’re often frustrated. Running your own show means you can control those relationships better. Backed and supported by the Recruit Ventures package you can do what you best. And want to do most. Get in front of your clients and maintain the relationship, your way’.
The success of Recruit Ventures and the individual start-ups that it’s backed is impressive. More than a dozen agencies are now up and running with more already in the pipeline.
‘One of the main reasons our joint venture partners succeed is because they’re motivated by the opportunity to deliver the level of service they actually believe in. The fact is that it comes from the heart. Starting up on your own means that it’s you you’re selling. And that makes a big difference’.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David Simons has extensive recruitment knowledge and experience having worked in the industry for over 20 years. He is currently Managing Director of Recruit Ventures where he works closely with joint venture partners, assisting and advising them on their start-up businesses.
You can contact David or find out more about Recruit Ventures via:
01362 8825 85 / 07900 26 30 43
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