Phaidon International is the parent company of five award-winning
micro-specialist recruitment brands. We value our clients and help them
to grow by finding rare, senior, business-critical talent through a
model of long-term partnership and thorough understanding of our
We are a values-based company and are passionate about what we do.
Ability, character, and loyalty are at the heart of our strong,
meritocratic, organic culture. This has ensured over 90% of our
leadership gained promotion from within. We are relentless in finding
and then ensuring smart people with choices join our clients. This has
enabled us to achieve sustained superior financial performance by
consistently delivering results for our clients and ourselves.
When joining Phaidon International, you're not just joining an
award-winning recruitment company, you're joining the Phaidon Family- a
global community of over 500 Phaidonites.
The Senior Leadership Team that guides our consultants and the business
all began life at Phaidon as trainee recruiters. That should tell you
everything you need to know about our family values. We put a lot of
effort, resource and, frankly, love into developing our consultants into
the very best they can be, whatever career stage they’re at.
Our Directors have achieved extraordinary things in their careers at
Phaidon International, and they have been rewarded along the way by
becoming partners in the business and being given the opportunity to
shape the future of Phaidon International.
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Learning and Development is huge at Phaidon International. The
development of our employees is a cornerstone of our business; whichever
team they’re in or stage they’re at in their careers. We are seriously
committed to making our team brilliant at their jobs, and we do our best
to ensure they have the right skills and knowledge at the right time to
Recruitment is not an exact science. Every successful recruiter has
their own individual style, and as such our training programmes are
designed to introduce different approaches. We help to uncover our
employees individual talents and styles, which suit their clients &
candidates and the markets they operate in. Together, we ensure our
employees are supported and receive the best possible development at the
start of and throughout their careers at Phaidon International.
Our People Development Strategy
Our talent strategy places internal talent development as the corner
stone of our business strategy and employment value proposition.
With huge growth, our organically grown organisation needs employees to
continuously step up and be ready for their next role. From the
on-boarding of employees into the business the job description and
competencies for every role are accessible to all employees to allow
them to plan their personal development.
Using our competency frameworks and development frameworks this allows
managers and their employees to define their own development needs and
provide both bespoke and structured training to ensure every consultant
is being trained for their next career move.
Our “Learn-To” Programmes
“Learn-To-Earn” programme focuses on trainees coming into the business
ensuring they have the skills to become a successful consultant which
includes understanding what the role of a recruitment consultant is
whilst exploring the three core areas of a 360 consultant, the candidate
cycle, the client cycle and the vacancy cycle. By the end of the
programme each consultant has the knowledge of developing new clients,
key marketing techniques and becoming a trusted partner for both
candidates and clients alike.
Our “Learn-To-Leap” programme focuses on
transitioning employees from consultant level to principal consultant.
This programme is designed as a fast track to the next opportunity
within Phaidon. At the heart of the programme we aim to ensure our
consultants are working smarter and not just harder. They are empowered
to take control of their business and drive profitability utilising
advanced sales skills as well as neuro-linguistic programming, SWOT
analysis and the PARETO principal. Consultants completing this programme
have a global view of
Our “Learn –To-Lead” programme is a management
training programme. For those who want to go into management, we also
provide structured training to help the future leaders of the company.
All consultants on succession to management receive a maximising
performance folder which supports upcoming managers through all the
steps of managing a team.
In addition, the “Learn-To-Lead” programme is supported by a series of
CPD certified courses such as Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.