Welcome to Recruitment Matters International

Recruitment Matters International (RMI) is one of Europe’s leading providers of specialist recruitment training, mentoring and advice to the recruitment sector. Simply put, recruitment is our business. Since 1998 RMI has been providing quality recruitment training for recruiters, both external and onsite, predominantly across Western Europe.

Recruitment Matters International (RMI) is one of Europe’s leading providers of specialist recruitment training, mentoring and advice to the recruitment sector. Simply put, recruitment is our business. Since 1998 RMI has been providing quality recruitment training for recruiters, both external and in-house, predominantly across Western Europe.

Female Frog

What’s new?

RMI has launched a Recruitment to Recruitment offering. Our service comes with unique benefits to clients. Working on a retained fixed fee basis per placement, our clients will also receive a combination package of training and mentoring, as well as 12 months off-limits. Every client of RMI’s training division will be on our off-limits list, too. For further information, visit our R2R page or call Warren on 0121 345 6750 / 07976 828637.

We’ve now got all our open course details scheduled right through until the end of 2019. For all the dates and details, please click Training Dates .

Whatever recruitment training you’re looking for we’ve probably got something for you. If there are any other courses that you feel we should be offering or places we should be visiting, please email here.

Also, if you can’t come to us, we can come to you to deliver an onsite version of any of our courses to meet your specific objectives or, indeed, write a training programme specifically for you and your team.

Great news! Our online recruitment training programme ku.dos is now absolutely FREE to everyone. Visit kudos.training to subscribe NOW.

 

Bite-Sized Tips

If you think you can or you can’t – you’re right!

 

Bite-Sized Tips

Get all you awkward or bad news calls out of the way first

Bite-Sized Tips

Plan daily the night before

Bite-Sized Tips

Happy people attract happy people and good things tend to happen around them

Bite-Sized Tips

It’s a lot easier to dig a field that has been dug before

Bite-Sized Tips

Treat your clients as partners

Bite-Sized Tips

Build rapport and trust with receptionists and PAs

Bite-Sized Tips

Always use your own name when headhunting

Bite-Sized Tips

When giving candidate feedback, start with a positive point

Bite-Sized Tips

When giving candidate feedback, finish with a positive point

Upcoming Course Dates

Sep
17
Tue
Executing a Successful Head-Hunting Assignment @ London
Sep 17 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Why Headhunt?

With 25% of the market looking to move at any one time you may feel that there are enough job seekers to go around. The problem for you with that 25% of people is that they are actively looking for work and will have other irons in their fire. The odds are in the candidate’s favour and not in yours and your client’s. So, if you want to be able to discuss job opportunities and career steps with the other 75%, you had better be able to head-hunt. NB Head-hunting is much more than sending someone a message on LinkedIn. There is a skill and an art to engaging with and approaching the passive prospect.

Being able to head-hunt allows you to handle those vacancies and assignments that you would otherwise find impossible. It really does ensure that the candidates you put forward to your clients are the best available. Head-hunted candidates are highly unlikely to be presented to your client by your competitors, even when sharing a contingent assignment. Executive Search techniques are as applicable for junior positions as they are for senior ones. Head-hunting can help you get full fee assignments on a retained basis too.

Who should attend?

This busy one day participative executive search training course is suitable for consultants (both external & internal) wishing to add head-hunting / executive search to their skill set (with a good understanding of recruitment) or for experienced search consultants wishing to formalise their knowledge.

Subject Matter on the day to include:

Managing client expectations – Be able to explain to potential clients what is possible and within what timescales (and gain their buy in).  Headhunting cannot produce the impossible.  As a consultant it is your job to give best practice advice. This session will help enhance the hiring authority & consultant relationship and ensure there is a clear road map to success.

Head-Hunting methodology; managing the process; ethics – Learn how to manage an assignment in a professional logical manner ensuring continuity and consistency of results and enhance your own reputation along the way.

Name gathering – including market mapping utilising both the phone and the internet – Being able to identify and target an effective list of potential contacts will ensure the success of the assignment. Doing it in a timely way is vital.

Due diligence & building credibility – While the phone will be your main tool to approach your potential candidate, the internet is a valuable source for information about the person AND for them to check you out. There are some key steps that will be explained to help warm up your call.

Rapport, commitment & control – Those first few opening moments over the phone are crucial if you are to extend your ‘air time’ into a meaningful two way fact finding conversation. Although you cannot control people, you can control process and gaining the candidate’s commitment is the key. Learn the tried and tested ways to do just that.

The head-hunt call & subsequent conversations – Knowing what you are going to say is half the battle. Knowing how and when to say it is the other half. Few recruiters without formal head-hunt training really know just how to do that. Learn the methodology and psychology behind a truly effective opening to a prospective candidate and how to link information gathered from the candidate previously into each subsequent stage of the consultant/candidate relationship.

Overcoming objections and reactions – Practice really does make perfect. “Where did you get my name?”, “I’m happy where I am”, “Who’s your client?” and a dozen others come up time and time again. Being able to overcome these responses to the candidate’s satisfaction is the key to starting a long lasting business relationship. This session will give you the tools to do that.

NOTE : For consultants wishing to explore the sales process and the pitch itself, our ‘selling executive search’ course detail is here.

The Trainer:

Warren Kemp is one of the most sought after specialist trainers and management consultants around today. He has been training individuals and organisations in the art of head-hunting for some 20 years. His clients span small independent start-ups to some of the major names in the recruitment industry and to date have come from 25 different countries worldwide. As well as his training and consultancy services, Warren is one of the leading audio presenters and authors on recruitment matters. Go to ku.dos online training to find out more!

Dates

View course dates

Timetable

9:30am – 5:00pm

Investment

£399+VAT per delegate

NOTE. All delegates get a FREE full access subscription for our online training platform ku.dos.

In order to optimise your learning experience, this course is purposely run with small delegate numbers and is capped at 12. Book now to avoid disappointment!

How do I book?

Please complete the booking form and email to [email protected]. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call 0800 0749289 / +44 (0)1529 410375.

Call us for an in-house quotation or email [email protected].

Sep
24
Tue
Selling Executive Search & Winning Retained and Exclusive Assignments @ London
Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

“The course last week was a breath of fresh air and Neil won a £100k HR Director search for and I won a £200k Commercial Director search.”

Excellent format, pace and approach to training. No role plays and condescending content, which make this a must for all experienced recruiters. Thoroughly recommended!!”

“Never before have I been on a course and come back with so many great practices and ideas. The ROI is incredible. It will also undoubtedly help us as a company decide on what business strategy to adopt and move forward with.” 

Course Overview

Although not confined to the executive search arena, retained assignments predominantly go hand in hand with the need to headhunt a key role and/or a client paid advertising campaign.  Winning a retainer is a difficult sell.

This course will address your issues and challenges in and around the retained market helping you to:-

  • Identify potential retained clients & retained/exclusive opportunities
  • Evaluate your competitors and where that places you
  • Be aware of what clients look for in a retained recruitment partner
  • Engage with clients – building up to a retainer
  • Structure and prepare your pitch
  • Understand & perfect the sales process both verbally & written (tenders)
  • Effectively handle fee negotiation and types of retainers
  • Produce an action plan to move forward

We have been training individuals and organisations in the art of the executive search, headhunting and the direct approach since 1998.  Our Successful Head-Hunting training course is suitable for Executive Search firms and those wishing to add headhunting to their core offering (whether you sell it as a service to the client or not) and deliver quality candidates.

This Selling Executive Search & Winning Retained and Exclusive Assignments one day course will give you the tools to sell those skills & methodology to your clients.  Our lead trainer and MD Warren Kemp has trained more people and delivers more courses in headhunting and executive search than any other trainer around today.

Dates

View course dates

Timetable

9:30am – 5:00pm

Investment

£399+VAT

NOTE. All delegates get a FREE full access subscription for our online training platform ku.dos.

In order to optimise your learning experience, this course is purposely run with small delegate numbers and is capped at 12. Book now to avoid disappointment!

How do I book?

Please complete the booking form and email to [email protected]. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call 0800 0749289 / +44 (0)1529 410375.

Call us for an in-house quotation or email [email protected].

Social Media Marketing For Today’s Recruiter
Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Everything you need to know about elevating your social media strategy to find candidates and impact your business.

Who is this for?

Whether you are a novice at social media or a regular user, knowing what to post and when can be a minefield. More importantly, ensuring your social media activity impacts your recruitment business positively is vital.

So many recruiters leave the social side to chance, or simply post jobs and updates when they have something to say.

This one day workshop provides expert insights on how to elevate your social media strategy, so it builds your brand, creates a community and ultimately, drives candidates and clients your way.

This training is for recruitment leaders, recruitment marketers and those aiming to build their business and brand online.

It is not about directly sourcing candidates using LinkedIn or other platforms – head for our Candidate Sourcing training course if that’s what you’re looking for.

You’ll learn practical steps and actions you can implement straight away to improve your visibility and credibility online.

Course content

  • Social Media Platform overview – what should you be using for your recruitment marketing and why? A look at what the latest trends and features are.
  • Devising a content strategy – what to post, when and how often.
  • Business Basics (and the science part) – making sure you work the algorithms so that you are seen by the right people, tactics to stand out, how to build your audience organically.
  • Google For Jobs, Facebook Jobs – how to make sure you are showing up in the right places and how to use your job posting options tactically.
  • Paid advertising – the dos and don’ts of social media paid ads; how to spend your budget wisely and interpret results.
  • Using video in your social content – getting over your fear of the camera; here’s how to achieve the results you need without the blockbuster budget.
  • Developing an integrated video marketing strategy.
  • Finding and engaging the right people online, without being too salesy.

The Trainer

Christina Robinson is MD of Green Umbrella Marketing, a recognised brand known within the recruitment industry for providing social media management services, coaching, design and online marketing strategies. She provides practical digital marketing strategies that you will feel confident implementing into your business. She believes that it doesn’t matter how big or small your marketing budget is, the tools are just as accessible – you just need to know how to use them! For more about Christina visit Meet The Team.

Timetable

9:30am – 5:00pm

Investment

£399 + VAT

NOTE. All delegates get a FREE lifetime full access subscription for our online training platform ku.dos.

In order to optimise your learning experience, this course is purposely run with small delegate numbers and is capped at 12. Book now to avoid disappointment!

How do I book?

Please complete the booking form and email it to [email protected] .

Call us for an in-house quotation or email [email protected] .

Sep
26
Thu
Candidate Control, Screening & Interview Techniques @ London
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Learn how to screen potential candidates from a long list & then interview both face to face and over the telephone.
Significantly improve your candidate to placement ratio through greater candidate control and enhanced recruitment process.

“All around it was a great course, good references, put into great context with who was in attendance on the day. Good size class. Was very pleased. Great value for money.”

Overview

With more and more job seekers continuing to come onto the market, and seemingly happy to take any suitable job, it has never been more important to get the right information quickly. According to the AGR (Association of Graduate Recruitment) we are experiencing some of the highest ever levels of candidate drop out.

Just because they are technically competent, keen and available, doesn’t make them the right fit. Your time needs to be spent wisely and candidates both in and out of work can be a major source of information regarding your market. Remember a stunning candidate will still help open doors for you.

This course aims to give your consultants a more transparent, controlled and structured approach to candidate qualification and management, ultimately resulting in improved billings and a significantly improved candidate to placement ratio.

  • Fine-tune your interviewing skills both face to face and over the phone.
  • Understand the basis & structure of a well-planned interview.
  • Learn how to use behavioural based questioning and conduct competency based interviews.
  • Confidently gain rapport and uncover the candidate’s true motivators
  • Analyse candidate information to plan effective questioning.
  • Comfortably & quickly screen the candidate so you spend time with the right individuals and build long term contacts.
  • Gain the confidence to know when “it’s a fit”.
  • Consistently reduce candidate drop out levels including controlling the counter offer.
  • Learn how to manage and control the recruitment process.
  • Understand the top 6 legislations to safeguard you, your candidates and your clients.
  • Compile a portfolio of interview skills and techniques to adapt to any situation.

Who should attend?

This one day course is ideal for anyone whose role incorporates candidate screening, interviewing and presentation including line managers/hiring authorities in the corporate environment. Additionally, managers and team leaders who are responsible for training their team in recruitment techniques will gain huge benefit from interviewing being broken down into manageable, understandable and measurable chunks. Or perhaps, after years of asking the same questions, you just need a refresher?

The Agenda

  • Taking an effective job order
  • Understanding which sourcing methodology to use
  • Pre-screening & vetting from the CV
  • Screening over the phone
  • Interview structure
  • Behavioural questioning & competency based interviewing
  • Management & Control
  • Review & Action Plan

Dates

View course dates

Timetable

9:30am – 5:00pm

Investment

£399+VAT

NOTE. All delegates get a FREE full access subscription for our online training platform ku.dos.

In order to optimise your learning experience, this course is purposely run with small delegate numbers and is generally capped at 12. Book now to avoid disappointment!

As per all RMI courses, this comes with a 100% money back guarantee if not satisfied.

How do I book?

Please complete the booking form and email to [email protected]. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call 0800 0749289 / +44 (0)1529 410375.

Call us for an in-house quotation or email [email protected].

Oct
3
Thu
Business Development & Key Account Management Skills @ London
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Opening up and building upon key client relationships

The Current Climate

Things continue to look increasingly optimistic. However, recruiters are, in many cases, still not the first choice for organisations that are hiring. For many of their vacancies they would rather advertise for themselves, use internal referral systems or utilise the government’s jobseeker programmes. Quite often, you get a chance only when those methods fail. Of course, for senior roles or difficult to find vacancies recruiters do come into play, but the client wants it at the cheapest rate possible. And if that isn’t bad enough, your competition has become hotter and hotter over the last year or two, with too many flat fee and online options springing up. Aaaarrghh!! Too few recruiters in recent years have had to be at the top of their game when it comes to business development skills. Now, more and more recruiters have realised that even their key accounts are not so stable.

The solution

Let us train you and/or some of your team how to really master the art of business development and true account management. We will teach you how to ask the right questions and spot the right openings. You will learn how to prepare the ground for a truly effective telephone call and build a long term relationship (while getting quick gains too). In fact, we are so sure that you will get so much from this course we are offering you 100% money back guarantee, if you are less than satisfied

Course Content

  • Account management and business development as a process
  • Finding your true market & opportunities
  • Building a client base and pipeline
  • Gaining sponsorship
  • Preparation & planning
  • Getting past the gatekeeper
  • Your ‘pitch’ & opening statements
  • Winning over the doubter
  • Overcoming objections
  • Selling your services/solution
  • Negotiating the best deal for everyone
  • Keeping the door open

Dates

View course dates

Timetable

9:30am – 5:00pm

Investment

£399+VAT

NOTE. All delegates get a FREE full access subscription for our online training platform ku.dos.

In order to optimise your learning experience, this course is purposely run with small delegate numbers and is generally capped at 12. Book now to avoid disappointment!

How do I book?

Please complete the booking form and email to [email protected]. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call 0800 0749289 / +44 (0)1529 410375.

Call us for an in-house quotation or email [email protected].

Testimonials

Recruitment training, coaching, mentoring and advice

“I attended an excellent recruitment management training course yesterday with Recruitment Matters International and Stewart Stone. I’d highly recommend them as a training provider.”
“A good mixture of listen and learn, and interaction. The time went very quickly. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and have recommended RMI to my Directors. I am now looking forward to working through the training videos.”
“This is the second RMI course that I have been on and they have both been excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending RMI and would love to attend more courses in the future.”
“All around it was a great course, good references, put into great context with who was in attendance on the day. Good size class. Was very pleased. Great value for money.”
“Great course. Job well done. Thank you.”
“I’m really looking forward to putting what I’ve learnt into practice.”
“The course last week was a breath of fresh air and Neil won a £100k HR Director search and I won a £200k Commercial Director search.”
“Excellent format, pace and approach to training. No role plays and condescending content, which make this a must for all experienced recruiters. Thoroughly recommended!!”
“Very enjoyable and informative, gave lots of food for thought and I have provided positive feedback to our company directors.”
“I went into the course with management experience, and whilst a lot of the content I had heard/read previously, there were several ‘light bulb’ moments for me thanks to the way that the training was delivered.”
“Great course, great trainer and delegates.”
“Thoroughly enjoyable, with plenty learned.  Stewart was able to facilitate healthy discussion in each of the key topics as well as highlight a number of real life examples relating to the course content. I have a number of key action points from the course and look forward to seeing the results that follow.”
“Thanks ever so much for today. I am so excited about going into work on Monday to try everything out. I’ve had a lot of training in my time and you are by far and away the most inspiring person I’ve had the pleasure to get insight from.”
“The course was excellent and unlike other courses I have been on really dealt with issues/challenges we face as recruiters, providing both an understanding of the issue and also strategies to beat them. Can you keep me advised of future courses/seminars? Thanks for an excellent day.”
“I was on the Head-Hunting course yesterday and wanted to get a message to Warren thanking him for the day. I have been on a LOT of training courses during my 17 years (!) in sales and found his course really beneficial.”
“I think the course was run exceptionally well and covered areas that are not solely useful to head-hunting but to all aspects of recruitment. Moreover, the resources used and given out to supplement the course itself are well laid out and user-friendly.”
“I found the course very interesting stimulating and motivating. Excellent location and presented in a manner which kept my attention.”

Pin It on Pinterest