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The Davidson Gray Podcast

The Davidson Gray Podcast

By Davidson Gray
Join Rhys Jones and special guests as they share advice, tips and insights on the recruitment industry - from setting up your own business, to tackling the challenges of recruitment.

With years of experience building recruitment business from the ground up, Rhys is ready to share his expertise and know-how with the rest of the recruitment industry.
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Why Investing in Marketing is More Important Than Investing in Your Staff
Your business is your staff, and almost nothing is more important than investing in them. Except investing in marketing. Join Rhys Jones in his latest podcast as he discusses how real investment into your marketing strategy can make a transformative difference to your business, your growth model, and the sale-ability of your business.
10:32
February 15, 2021
Comparing the Risks of Moving Jobs to Working For Yourself
The risk of building a recruitment business might seem much larger than just moving jobs at first, but that isn't always the case. Join Rhys Jones in his podcast as he discusses the different risks and major rewards that come with working for yourself and building a recruitment business from scratch. With more and more people going the self-employed route, it's more important than ever to think about the advantages that come with it. 
15:03
February 8, 2021
Breaking Past the Five Staff Barrier
In previous episodes of the podcast, Rhys has discussed how to scale your business and how to make your first hire - but getting past the barrier of five staff is always a big task. Join Rhys as he discusses the reasons why, and how your business can achieve sustainable growth beyond the five staff barrier.
13:42
December 16, 2020
How to Write a Recruitment Business Plan
It might seem like a difficult admin task, but writing the business plan for your new recruitment business might be easier than you think. In this podcast, Rhys Jones draws from his experience building recruitment businesses to guide you through the process of how to write a recruitment business plan. 
11:26
December 8, 2020
Is Giving Away Equity In Your Business a Smart Idea
In this podcast, Rhys discusses whether it's a smart idea to give away equity in your business. From giving away equity to bring in more capital into your business, to giving away equity to bring in a new business partner, Rhys talks through the options, positives and drawbacks of doing so - along with what you need to be mindful of when giving away part of your business. 
11:14
December 2, 2020
How Much Value Does a Mentor or Experienced Business Owner Add to a Start Up?
With over 12 years of experience building recruitment businesses, Rhys has a thorough understanding of how a mentor or experienced business owner can help shape the future of a start-up recruitment business. In this podcast, join Rhys as he discusses the benefits and value of a mentor in a start-up business.
14:45
November 26, 2020
Can You Actually Scale A Recruitment Business?
With 12 years building his own recruitment firms to sale, and another 8 years solely building recruitment firms for others, Rhys knows a thing or two about scaling a business. In this latest podcast, Rhys discusses what people mean when they talk about scaling their business, and whether it's possible in a recruitment firm. 
18:56
November 11, 2020
How Much Does it Cost to Set Up a Recruitment Business?
One of the most common question Rhys is asked when helping people to set up a recruitment business - just how much does a recruitment business cost to set up? Join Rhys Jones in this podcast as he guides you through the process of creating a sales forecast and working out running costs and set up costs for your new recruitment business.  
12:07
November 6, 2020
What is it Like to Set Up in Business?
Setting up a recruitment business can be a big deal. With over 8 years of experience helping recruitment start-ups grow from an initial set up, Rhys Jones knows everything there is to know about getting started in recruitment.  Join him in his latest podcast as he discusses the excitement and difficulties of setting up a business. 
12:00
October 27, 2020
So You're Thinking of Building a Recruitment Business to Sell
After selling his own recruitment businesses and working solely with others to grow their firms - Rhys' knowledge on growing a recruitment business to sell is unmatched. Join him in the latest episode of The Davidson Gray podcast as he discusses how you can do the same. 
16:01
October 19, 2020
How to Hire Trainees
Rhys Jones talks about the important qualities you need to look for, along with the actions you need to take, to make sure you’re hiring the right trainees for your business.
10:33
October 14, 2020
How to Make the First Hires in Your Recruitment Business
In this podcast, Rhys Jones talks about the most critical and toughest hires you’ll be making in your business – the first ones.
14:24
October 14, 2020
Why Recruitment Start Ups Fail
4 out of 5 recruitment business fail within the first year - Rhys Jones and Jake Overend discuss some of the most common reasons recruitment start ups fail, and give advice on how your business can avoid becoming one of them.
19:02
July 2, 2020
A Recruiters Guide to Time Management
In this podcast, Rhys Jones discusses how recruiters can make the most of their time in work, giving tips and advice on how to prioritise tasks to be at your most effective. 
14:40
June 18, 2020
Time Management in the Recruitment Industry
In this podcast, Rhys Jones discusses the importance of effective time management, along with some tips on how recruiters can make the most of their time to maximise their work output.
32:19
June 15, 2020
How I Moved to Selling Search
In this podcast, Rhys draws from his years of professional experience as a recruiter to highlight a path for recruiters looking to move from contingency to search recruitment.
23:09
June 15, 2020
How COVID-19 Will Affect the Recruitment Industry
In this edition of the Davidson Gray podcast, Rhys Jones & Jake Overend discuss some of the short and long term effects of the coronavirus crisis on the recruitment industry, along with what lessons businesses have to learn from a period of recession.
31:15
June 15, 2020
When is a Good Time to Set Up a Recruitment Business?
In this edition of the Davidson Gray Podcast, Rhys gives recruiters some interesting advice on when the right time is to set up a recruitment business. From set up to launch, Rhys takes you through each step, along with some of the problems you may encounter along the way.
52:52
June 11, 2020