Join us for the next bi-monthly Giants Academy meet-up.
In March our theme will be:
"Finding and retaining star players - Lessons taken from football"
With David Beharall- MD of CandidSky and ex Pro-Footballer
We’ve probably all regretted hiring someone at some point. When you're building businesses and teams, it’s like a rite-of-passage and a lesson we all really want not to repeat. Easier said than done though as you can recruit for skills, you can even recruit for behaviours, but how do you recruit for desire and persistence?
These are the two qualities which David Beharall has placed above all others as he’s grown the highly successful digital agency CandidSky. David comes at this from a unique perspective given that he was a professional footballer for 11 years. He gets the importance of mind-set and he believes that intentionally recruiting based on it has been key to CandidSky’s success.
Given that estimates of the financial impact of a poor hiring decision range from £30k upwards, surely it’s about time this very real bottom-line risk is well examined?
At our March event, that’s exactly what we will do. We will hear first-hand from David on his approach and then work through how you can recruit for mind-set in your businesses which will leave you with some tools you can put to work in your business.
David Beharall is about as far away from the stereotype of an ex professional footballer as you can get. After an 11 year career, which saw him play for his childhood heroes Newcastle United and stand along side the likes of Robson, Keegan, Dalglish and Gullit, he started his first digital business in 2006. Ten years later, CandidSky is now the provider of creative digital solutions to major brands like Royal Mail, Sage, Peninsular and Bayer.
David fully believes that his experience in football continues to guide his thinking and approach, particularly in working with people, in business.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is on-street parking both on and off Deansgate but you need to pay up to 8pm. The NCP in the Great Northern Warehouse is the closest car park.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Contact Roger Longden on either email@example.com or 077 911 47 556
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We help our clients keep growth on track as they develop in both size and complexity. Those who have implemented our agile growth strategy and aligned execution package have achieved up to 200% annual revenue growth.
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Giants Academy is an invitation-only bi-monthly event for business leaders to meet with their peers and swap ideas and experiences about the factors that make their business successful.