Why the name RecruiterFit?
Alan Clarke (founder of RecruiterFit and Detraco) aims to maintain a reasonable level of fitness and even converted his garage into a mini gym. It was during a workout session that he came up with the name and the idea for RecruiterFit. He knows how important it is to keep in shape and understands that recruiters and business owners alike also aim to have a healthy profitable business where the people and the business are both in good shape.
The aim of RecruiterFit, as the name suggests, is about getting people fit to perform well in the recruitment world. Through experience Alan has identified that some companies either don’t offer training or their existing programmes are not ‘fit for purpose’ (a phrase that has been used by recruitment owners and managers alike).
Some recruiters like to go to the gym and companies encourage this through offering gym memberships, ride to work schemes, in-house gyms and charity events involving physical pursuits.
It was therefore a combination of Alan’s personal fitness aims, managers stating their programmes not being fit for purpose and the ‘number gym bunnies’ in the recruitment world that the concept of ‘RecruiterFit’ was born.
The aim of RecruiterFit, as the name suggests, is about getting people fit to perform well in the recruitment world.
Where’s the Fitness Link?
When people go to the gym they are not thinking about the monthly cost whilst exercising. Instead they are thinking about the investment in their physical and mental wellbeing, their new levels of fitness, strength, speed, energy, agility, power and overall look. If you want your people and your business to have these qualities, then RecruiterFit can help.
Alan is aware that fitness regimes have developed over the years and so too have recruitment practices/techniques. Some people like to slog it out for hours on treadmills, cross trainers, rowing machines, bikes or pounding the streets but others don’t have the time for this, preferring a HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) session.
Some recruiters find 1 day training sessions too long and cannot afford the time away from their desks. Their preference would be to have short sharp and meaningful training sessions that have a lasting effect – and that’s what the RecruiterFit videos in particular have to offer.
Short sharp and meaningful training sessions that have a lasting effect – and that’s what the RecruiterFit videos have to offer.
Who is Alan Clarke?
Good question, who is this guy? Well, Alan has been training recruiters since 1997 and during this time has developed a unique delivery style that instructs, engages and motivates the people he trains and works with (some would say ‘an entertrainer’).
His energy and passion is evident during training sessions. His wealth of international experience and exposure to many market specialities add real life and meaningful value to the training. As at 2016 he has trained over 7,500 people in recruitment, from researchers through to managers and company directors across 14 different countries.
Alan has worked as a consultant with exposure to High Street recruitment through to Executive Search and landed his first training job at Blue Arrow as an induction trainer. After 2 years of receiving consistently outstanding feedback he was headhunted to set up a training division at a firm of headhunters in London (ECI Human Capital) where he developed their graduate programme, induction, management training courses and everything in between. A testament to his ability to work with people at every level to the highest standard saw him rewarded with Employee of the Year every year for the 5 years he was there.
In 2005 he set up Detraco Limited offering a range of in-house training programmes and one off events to recruitment companies across the globe and for the first 5 years also worked as a freelance trainer for Lander Associates. He continually receives outstanding feedback and clients come back year after year, some of them being people who he initially trained as consultants and who are now business owners or managers/directors.
The combination of personal experiences, experiences of others, his energy and passion for the business allows him to deliver memorable training events and work with large groups of people. As a certified NLP Practitioner he adds another dimension when working with individuals in 1:1 scenarios.
Alan continues to work very closely with clients developing training programmes at all levels within the business and he understands the challenges that recruitment companies face. To that end he has developed RecruiterFit to offer new and existing clients additional cost effective support.