Our Influences & Our Inspiration
We plan our operations, strategy and vision to be better than they were last year and to be even better next year.
Our business is built on our own great people – our team members who support and inspire each other every day.
Over 250 years’ collective history of working with other great recruiters, inspiring clients and impressive candidates, supported by engaging with a wide range of literature, media and influencers, our business continues to be built upon a huge volume of material.
An “important influence” can be made through a relationship that has lasted for over a decade or by one single conversation or chapter read.
A collection of indviduals Pratap Partnership have always aspired towards and follow closely
One of the most influential figures in the development of our Managing Partner and encouraging the establishment and development of Pratap Partnership.
Bill has been our Non-Executive Chair from day one of the business and has been an unofficial coach and mentor to Nik for well over 10 years.
Having the support of a Chair in the early stages of a business is so important. We have been very fortunate to have had Bill in this role for Pratap Partnership. Having his support, his presence in our board meetings, his input to our team development and his wise counsel for all of the inevitable difficult decisions has been critical.
Steve oversaw the Yorkshire region of Hays and the early recruitment careers of many of our team (Nik, Lorraine, Nicola, Elise, Gillian, Charlotte and Amanda to be specific)
Hays was a fantastic environment to learn the key skills of recruitment and to work with some great people. No single person has had a more significant impact on the early years of our team than Steve.
Placing people at the front of every major decision, constantly looking to develop and focussing on what you are good at (“sticking to the knitting”) are some of the legacies of our time in Steve’s team
Neil is the CEO of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation and has been a crucially important influence on Pratap Partnership.
With all the challenges of Covid-19, Brexit and wage inflation, our industry has needed strong leadership and guidance recently - the work that Neil and the team at the REC has done has influenced and lead us a great deal.
The practical support in governance, compliance and approved suppliers from the REC is vast. It has been instrumental in setting up so much of our infrastructure and our service
Everyone in our business has followed Neil’s excellent coverage of the recruitment sector through his blogs and podcasts. Neil is doing so much to raise the profile of our sector and to be adding strategic value to employers.
Martin is one of the most inspirational people we have the good fortune of knowing. He worked with Nik and many of the team between 2014 and 2016.
He was a victim of the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017, but his recovery and resilience have set an example for so many. Martin has since gone on to be the Vice-President of the Spinal Injuries Association and to have been only the second person to summit Kilimanjaro in a wheelchair.
A close friend to our business and an inspiration – resilience, positive attitude and the ultimate champion of “doing the right thing”.
The books that have influenced us
Greg Savage – The Savage Truth
Greg Savage is one of the international figureheads for the recruitment industry.
Andrew Edmans – Grow the Pie
This book was recommended to us by a client in 2022 and we have recommended it to so many after
Steve Peters – The Chimp Paradox
This book helps the reader to understand their own actions and those of the people around them
Thomas Erikson - Surrounded by Idiots
A brilliant book and a must-read for anyone interested in personality profiling – DISC or Insights
Michael Holding – Why We Kneel, How We Rise
This book has led to several conversations and a session in our team meeting schedule
Julian Richer – Ethical Capitalism
Julian Richer has built up a successful business by doing the right thing at Richer Sounds
Kevin Green – Positive People Strategy
As former CEO of the REC and an experienced HR Director, Kevin Green is an experienced leader and has a modern approach
Simon Sinek – The Infinite Game
The recruitment industry has been historically built on a transactional focus
Phil Knight – Shoe Dog
There are not too many stories by inspirational accountants, but Phil Knight is certainly one of those!
Influencing our purpose
All our inspiration and influences that our team follow allows our business to operate and expand our purpose, vision and values.