A mentor’s role is to share their experiences and to be a sounding board for someone wanting to succeed in a similar area.
Secrets To Running A Lucrative Temp Desk
In this comprehensive book full of real-life case studies and based on many years of personal experience and success, Sophie Robertson outlines the processes involved in running a highly lucrative temp desk, which will both strengthen your client relationships and ensure you become the employer of choice for top-quality temps.
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Sophie’s mission is to raise the standard of the recruitment industry and the perception of recruiters in the wider business community by creating quality specialty resources for the industry. Whilst recruitment is a multi billion dollar industry, there are too few resources available. There is still a prevailing ‘sink or swim’ approach to whether consultants succeed!
Sophie’s book “Secrets to running a lucrative Temp Desk” has already been adopted into many recruitment companies as part of their induction into the business, the industry and most importantly to get temp consultants billing straight away. See Testimonials page.
Following on from the overwhelming success of her book, Sophie has now created an app that will let you access videos, webinars and articles about all things recruitment. You can sign up here or via the free Apple or Google app and access content via app and/or website, so now you can learn when you want where you want and in the way you want!
Sophie is a recruiting legend and I can’t recommend her highly enough if you are looking for a trainer or coach to reach your personal or business potential in the recruitment industry. I personally owe Sophie a great deal as she helped me to increase my personal billings by over 40% through one to one coaching sessions, as well as increasing the profits of our business across the board. She challenges the status quo with the best interests of clients and candidates at the heart of everything she does. A true professional, ethical in practice, humble in nature and encouraging in the most amazing way, Sophie will help you to reach your true potential. Thank you Sophie!
I ended up buying a further two copies of your book, three in total to give to two new consultants in my team. It is being used as a great learning device, with the three of us reading certain chapters every few days and then sitting down collectively and discussing what we learnt and what we can implement. New staff through to experienced Directors can learn from this book. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Compelling, personable, inspiring and memorable. Sophie’s temp desk masterclass is like gold dust for the old and new generation of recruitment specialists. Grateful to have gained such relevant, valuable and transferable knowledge so early on in my career. Honored to have been coached and challenged by such a credit to the industry.
I was lucky enough to receive coaching from Sophie when I worked at Wavelength International. Recruiting in a busy locum desk, it was hard to find time to plan ahead and know where to strategically focus future efforts. Sophie helped identify my ‘blind-spots’ and new areas for growth. Her suggestions were practical, methodical and more importantly they worked! I experienced personal bests in sales and felt in control. I would recommend Sophie’s training to any recruitment professional wanting to grow their business
Sophie is a highly professional trainer and happy to share her knowledge and experience gained from several years of hands on experience in her field. Her enthusiasm for sales and business development in recruitment is infectious. As a business owner, the fact that she is always available for a chat and on the spot advice is priceless.
I attended one of Sophie’s Temp Masterclass sessions in 2013. I arrived at the session not really focused on running a Temp book- but left the class wanting to focus solely on Temp Recruitment. The methodology outlined in Sophie’s training actually works! I established a $8K a week temp desk by following Sophie’s suggestions. It simply works! Her training style is fun, engaging and her ideas are amazing. Highly recommended!
When commencing my role as Managing Director I rapidly realised that public speaking would become a constant part of my life. As someone who had mostly avoided public speaking (largely due to a fear of it), this realisation inspired me to seek help. Sophie ran a half day training session on public speaking that I can only describe as career changing. Her course content was concise, memorable and gave me two or three ‘take-outs’ that I still use today. Sophie’s training has directly resulted in me being more effective in my role. I would (and have on numerous occassions) highly recommend Sophie and Younique Coaching.
Sophie has been contributing ‘Ask an Expert’ articles to Recruiter Daily since June 2008, and in that time has built up a strong following of readers who respect and implement her advice. Based on feedback from those who have attended her workshops, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone in the recruitment industry.
Thank you for delivering yet another brilliant mentoring session for our Consultants on Monday. I am delighted with the way that you built and delivered the last and previous sessions including the often unplanned and side-tracked questions and requests. I have witnessed an immediate and positive effect on the activity of our consultants after each and every session and they are most certainly more confident and steadfast in their approach.I look forward to seeing the growth and development of our consultants as your mentoring continues.
Hi Sophie. I’m about 9 months into my first solid recruitment role. I run a temp desk and I love it. My manager gave your temp book to me to read, and I’ve just devoured the last word. It has provided me with a lot to think about and things I haven’t yet picked up. I particularly liked your tips on new business development. I’ve taken loads of notes throughout my reading – a lot of the reading took place by the pool in Bali. FYI I’m just about to hit 1000 hours per week, I’m about 900. I have 30 temps. Honestly, managing those temps is like trying to keep all the chickens in the pen isn’t it! A new chick is born, then two chooks flee the coop! Lol And that’s all part of the fun! Anyway, thanks for sharing and releasing secrets to running a lucrative temp desk, it’s a fabulous book and I’ll recommend that to my recruiter mates.
I had the absolute pleasure of receiving one on one coaching sessions with Sophie while working for Cox Purtell and I can honestly say it is the best training I have received in my career to date. Sophie digs deep to uncover roadblocks and areas for growth and development. There isn’t a problem Sophie doesn’t have a solution for. Her methods are tried and tested, and so simple to implement. Sophie has a way to turn what may seem a negative situation into an opportunity. She is motivating and inspiring, and her advice has had a direct impact on my billings. Our entire office now has a saying, what would Sophie say – corny but true.
Sophie’s results through-out her career should speak volumes but her willingness to now pass on this goldmine of knowledge is an opportunity that I encourage others to invest in. I am extremely grateful for the time Sophie spent with us and I look forward to using her Masterclass to make me a better manager and recruiter.