Jeff Grout

Business Speaker, Consultant  and Coach  

I’ve had some great feedback from the team about the day. Your session was pitched exactly right for everyone in the audience and I was particularly pleased that the practical session drove out some great feedback that I can work on with the HR Managers.
HR Director, Clarks
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Jeff Grout was, until 2000, UK Managing Director of Robert Half International, the largest specialist recruitment consultancy in the world. A graduate of the London School of Economics, he joined Robert Half International as a Recruiter at the age of 28, after an eclectic career as a van driver, passport office administrator, cleaner, world traveller and local government town planner.

He remained with Robert Half International for almost 21 years and built up the UK operation from two offices and 12 staff into a business with a domestic turnover of £65 million, 18 offices and over 350 staff

His accumulated expertise in all aspects of recruitment means that he is often in demand as a commentator, columnist and speaker. He has appeared on television and has participated in numerous radio programmes. Jeff collaborated with the BBC in producing an interview training video and has run seminars for a number of leading companies, including Marks & Spencer, Lloyds Bank, British Airways, Merrill Lynch, Guinness and Lever Brothers.

He is co-author of the book The Adventure Capitalists, which is based on public interviews with 12 leading entrepreneurs and aims to offer an insight into the ingredients of business success. The sequel entitled My Brilliant Career features the subjects of subsequent public interviews with high achievers from the fields of business, sport and the media. Jeff Grout wrote the complete insider’s guide to the job market entitled Kickstart your Career and a book on the strategies and tactics for successful recruitment entitled Recruiting Excellence. He has recently completed the research for his latest book on the psychology of peak performance entitled Mind Games: The Making of Champions.

Jeff Grout is now an independent business consultant focussing on people management, team building, peak performance, recruitment and retention issues. He holds a number of corporate advisory and executive coaching appointments and also runs various management training workshops on effective selection and client relationship marketing.Jeff also acts as Business Manager for the England Rugby Coach, Sir Clive Woodward.

Presentations include:

  • Building High Performance Teams
  • What Leaders Really Do
  • The Characteristics of Success
  • Recruiting Excellence
  • The Nature of Entrepreneurship
  • Successfully Leading Change
  • Sporting Lessons for Business
  • Creating the Right Work/Life Balance