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Agency Owner Rollercoaster | Alex Cooper – Delving deep into remote working: culture, onboarding and growing profit.

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This week I’m joined by Alex Cooper, one of the Co-Founders of Ernest Hunter Green.

He entered recruitment shortly after finishing university, and progressed through the ranks at three separate businesses before deciding to set up his own.

It was excellent to have someone on the podcast who had worked for long periods of time at each separate consultancy, as we were able to get real insight into his experiences and motivations for moving.

For recruiters and recruitment business owners who want to learn about a COMPLETELY remote recruitment consultancy, this one is definitely for you. We get into the nitty gritty of remote working and how it works for some but not for others.

For the junior consultants out there, this is an excellent podcast to learn more about remote recruitment companies if you’ve realised that you’ve thrived more in a remote environment than you have in an office.

You can connect with Alex on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexcooper1/

Timestamps:

How did you get into recruitment? [4:28]

First year [7:00]

PSD [8:30]

Forming relationships and accessing mentors [10:28]

What made that person the top 1% in the company? [13:17]

What made Elliot someone you’d want to follow? [14:43]

How to not be a job hopper [17:12]

Starting your own business [20:28]

First year plan [23:27]

Did you want to scale? [25:52]

Running a completely remote business [29:54]

Key learnings that have had an impact on the business culture [32:40]

Why is an open culture important to have in a remote business? [35:25]

Getting people to open up [37:05]

Measuring efficiency and having visibility on performance [40:19]

What do remote consultants typically need help with? [46:15]

Common misconceptions recruiters have around flexible working [48:18]

What are the great things about building a remote business? [51:05]

Do you think if you had an office you’d be more profitable? [53:31]

Non-negotiables for your onboarding process? [55:19]

What does that process look like? [57:31]

Future vision for the company [1:00:00]

What are you excited for? [1:02:20]

What would you say to the people? [1:03:37]

I hope you enjoyed the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin – Hishem Azzouz

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