REC Blog

Do you have what it takes to be a great leader?
Do you have what it takes to be a great leader?
Research & Data 25th Jan 2018

Our members often ask what it takes to be successful in this highly competitive recruitment market. Is it about investing in what you do best or seizing new opportunities? Is success one person’s achievement or the culmination of collective efforts?

In our latest Scale Up Workbook: How to lead, inspire and retain your people we asked recruitment leaders who have been there and done it to share their secrets to success. The workbook collates the key lessons for recruitment professionals in a practical way to help you develop the key skills and behaviours required to grow your business. Here are some of the key areas you need to think about:

Turning vision into action

As a leader, your success is measured by how effectively you turn your vision into action. This requires you to have a compelling vision that inspires all and which relates to what your people are doing day-to-day. Have you ever assessed whether the vision you have in place is clear and succinct? Are you clearly communicating your vision, mission and values across your organisation? Our checklist will help you identify what you can improve to increase your business’s performance.

Communicating with all levels

Every recruitment organisation needs an excellent leadership team surrounded by a group of dynamic and highly motivated professionals. That’s why it is important for you to understand how to get the best out of people at every level of your organisation. Do you lead by example and inspire excellence in the team? How do you encourage staff to share their ideas? Learn from those who share their successful recruitment stories in our workbook.

Motivating staff and setting goals

Good leaders can only be successful with a strong team of managers and consultants. That means motivating, inspiring and valuing your people is essential in delivering results. A successful leader also helps staff to identify the metrics of success by setting reasonable, achievable goals that are easily measurable. Start by asking: what do we want to accomplish? How do we go about achieving this? Find out more about creating SMART goals and measure your leadership skills.

Use the new workbook to scale up and become a great leader

The Scale Up Workbook: How to lead, inspire and retain your people presents key lessons and advice from those who have successfully built a recruitment business. It includes practical examples, action points and a checklist at the end which you can use to develop your skills and scale up your business.

Current leaders, use the workbook to assess your skills and learn how you can improve. For the recruitment leaders of tomorrow – the consultants and managers who are inspired by their own leaders – this wisdom could help you develop your talent and reach your aspirations.

Download the report and complete our online interactive checklist.

Thalia Ioannidou - Senior Researcher at the REC
View More articles by Thalia Ioannidou >

Post a comment

Industry Trends
Back to top
Award winning services AEA award logo