I genuinely cannot recommend Alan highly enough both as a professional trainer / business coach but also as a person. Alan was fundamental to the success we enjoyed as a business when we implemented a new training and development program for our staff. The results were fantastic in terms of seeing our staff developing, motivation increasing along with the all-important sales revenue! If you own a recruitment company, bring Alan into your company, you will not be disappointed. He teaches what is now becoming a lost art of ‘proper’ recruitment methodology.
Steve Usher, Chief Executive – CCA
Alan is an experienced dynamic training professional. He has been very flexible in designing our content and ensures that the course content is what the business needs and can be directly applied by the consultants to their everyday responsibilities.
Alan also applies sound training principles, with in-built breakout sessions of practical exercises which brings theory to life. Our US team who have never met him in person but via VC training facilities have always commended his skill at engaging and sustaining the audience and attention of his delegates even via VC. We run many repeated courses with Alan and I will not hesitate to recommend him to other companies.
Vivian Wiredu, Human Resources Manager – Sharpstream Life Sciences
For over 10 years we utilised the training services of Alan Clarke for both induction training for new consultants to the industry, for experienced recruiters who can benefit from specific refresher courses and management and business training for experience Managers and Directors of the business. I feel above all his greatest asset is the ability to quickly simulate the needs of the business and tailor make training courses specific to the delegates from our company. On all accounts, anyone who has been trained by him has always given excellent feedback both from a content point of view as well as the style of delivery.Even though we have been offered similar training services by other providers our expectations have always been exceeded so we have never had the need to look else were for similar suppliers.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Alan as he has delivered an invaluable service over the years which has assisted us in achieving both the company’s growth and profitability.
Ian Simpson, CEO – ECI Human Capital
Alan, you have proved to be an excellent asset to our organisation; your ability to engage with our staff, both established and new, and impart and instil the ethos and professionalism that we pride ourselves on has been invaluable. Your training, whilst being very structured, methodical and extremely relevant is delivered in an engaging, inclusive and professional manner that has generated the positive response and ‘end result’ we were looking for.
The feedback from all attendees has been exceptional, and, as a business we have noticed a marked increase our consultants’ confidence, application of sales techniques learnt and general commercial awareness and client/candidate management. As you know, I and my fellow management team have also attended a number of your workshops and have found the techniques and framework you have provided us invaluable. Thanks again for your support, advice and assistance – often above and beyond the call of duty.
Ian Lasplace, Director – Call Centre Associates
I have known Alan for around seven years now and having experienced his training first hand when I went on to run and recruit in my own business there was only one person who I was going to call to train my staff, Alan Clarke. Whether it is to bring raw recruits into a recruitment business or to add skills to experienced staff Alan has a course tailored to suit your needs, he spent a good deal of time in discovering my particular needs in different circumstances and tailored his training accordingly.
All delegates that we have trained via Alan have given positive feedback on his style and content, even hardened consultants who are naturally disposed to be anti any sort of further training and development have been won over because Alan, put simply, makes sense and understands the day to day hurdles they face.
Beyond this I feel the best way to judge is by success and I don’t think that it is any coincidence that our three top consultants have all had induction and further training from Alan – I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone who really did want to either grow or sharpen up their team and would be happy to take a call or an email to answer any questions further clients may have.
Ross Kent, Sales Director – Winchester Search and Select
I have worked with Alan Clarke for many years. As a Delegate I have always found his training to be extremely informative and valuable. His delivery style is excellent and he has always been on hand post training to give extra guidance and support whenever requested. As a Manager who now utilises his skills to train my team, I cannot speak highly enough. He has helped to develop our Consultants to an extremely high standard. They, in turn, have all become much more successful and the buy-in he has gained from them is extraordinary. I have no reservations in recommending Alan Clarke as an extremely high calibre Recruitment/Sales Trainer.
Claire O’Dwyer, Senior Consultant – Cubic Resources
Starting out in a career in recruitment was a daunting thought. I had had no experience in this field prior to joining a well established and recognised Executive Search consultancy. The two week training I received was a fantastic introduction into what has proven to be a demanding and challenging career path.
Alan’s methodical approach ensured I could go about my role as a 360º consultant effectively, efficiently and confidently. The training lessons were always enjoyable which helped when retaining the high level of content being covered. Alan’s lessons were a real a pleasure to attend, and an exceptional platform to base my career on. More than a year on as a Consultant, and with successful placements behind me, I can sincerely say that had it not been for Alan’s motivational and thorough guidance, I would not be here today.
Muslimah Khanom, Consultant – ECI
I just wanted to catch up with you and say thanks for the coaching and support you gave us. I have been following the process to the best of my ability since and have found it invaluable, in fact after two weeks I arranged ten interviews in a week and then consistently have been booking first interviews in. Simply by following these methods I have now got two candidates being made offers, three more at final interview and more at first and second. The training has certainly made a difference to how I do things and my confidence is on the up.
Sally Rosa, Senior Consultant – WINSS
Alan Clarke has an excellent presentation style, an easy manner of delivery and has the innate ability to bring alive the whole sales recruitment process, succeeding in making it personal. Added to this Alan has a succinct and intelligent answer to every objection raised on the course. Alan makes all his courses a real experience and pleasure to attend. Alan’s expertise has added an unquantifiable value to my career and I now have a fully rounded sales approach to all and any eventuality within my recruitment role whether I am dealing with the top software company Directors worldwide or top flight, high earning and difficult salespeople.
I would strongly recommend Alan to any organization or individual requiring training as he consistently achieves top flight results and exceeds all expectations with a naturalness and ease.
Fiona McCormick, Senior Consultant – WINSS
Alan is the best recruitment trainer I’ve ever worked with! Having had the pleasure of working with Alan as both a trainee and a manager, I’ve found Alan to be able to work with all levels of recruiter, breaking down the recruitment processes into simple to digest sessions and being able to dig in deep where necessary with account and desk planning. I highly recommend Alan to anyone looking to build and train a high-performance recruitment team.
Jay Gohil, Managing Director – XL Engine
Alan is a great trainer! I had the pleasure to work with Alan both as a 360-recruitment consultant and as a team leader.
He is able to deliver trainings individually and in group sessions. His approach is structured and sustainable and empowers peoples strength. Besides his skills as a coach and trainer, he has huge knowledge in the market of recruitment, its processes, its difficulties AND its people.
I can highly recommend Alan’s work to anybody (junior, senior, management) in recruitment & sales. Thanks for the great experience I had working with you.
Christhian Wohl Team Leader Darwin Recruitment – Munich