Leadership Development For Recruiters

The recruitment industry is not well known for its career progression and leadership development. One of the best way to increase business performance and staff retention is training and development.

Many people in the industry suddenly find themselves in leadership roles with the pressure of targets and hiring yet have never received any form of practical training. More often than not, recruiters rely on copying the behaviours of a few previous managers they have reported to – many who have also not been trained as leaders.

Leadership Development Programs


  • What makes a great leader
  • Great leaders and why
  • Not everyone is should lead
  • Attributes of a poor leader
  • Role of a leader
  • Managing vs Leading
  • Leading from the front
  • Setting an example
  • Leadership styles
  • Getting people to follow

Building a High performing team

  • The little things count
  • Planning & strategy
  • Risk vs reward
  • Firm, fair, friendly
  • Building a team
  • Managing a team
  • Critical factors in team performance
  • Handling conflict in a team
  • Managing different personalities
  • Attracting team members
  • Team motivation

Managing a Team and P&L

  • Team dynamics
  • Retaining team members
  • Performance management
  • Making tough decisions
  • Handling negativity
  • Importance of Consistency
  • Delegating when appropriate
  • Managing up and down
  • Handling emotions
  • Personal vs professional
  • Learning and development
  • Communication
  • Succession planning
  • Financial acumen
  • Handling change

Build a one-on-one course or for a team of managers

Navigator can deliver a course to your leaders and future leaders that will help develop and retain the staff you have.

In total this is ideally run over 6 months and delivered via – 10 x 2 hour lunchtime sessions plus preparation work for discussion before each meeting. In addition to practical course work, participants will develop their own leadership plan and identify their strengths and weaknesses to help them be better leaders.

This in-person facilitated form of learning will ensure much better knowledge retention. Participants will document key learning points on each subject area and the business owner will receive feedback on the degree of engagement and participation of each attendee.

Costs depend on the number of participants but you can find out more by getting in touch.