My Secret To Success: Treat People With Respect

James Caan

I've been in business for over 30 years, and throughout this fact still remains: I'm a people person. I love talking to people, listening to their stories, sharing words of wisdom and discovering new talent. Which is exactly why I got into recruitment.

The art of communication is a great skill to have because if you can speak confidently people will listen, and are more likely to gravitate towards you. But it doesn't stop there.

People always ask what's my secret to success, and I always give the same answer; I understand people and I respect people.

It doesn't matter whether you're one of my CEO's running a recruitment business, or a graduate recruiter fresh out of university- every role has a specific purpose and adds value within the organisation.

So, here are some tips for demonstrating respect in the workplace


There's nothing worse than being ignored. It is absolutely crucial that you listen to your team, and encourage them to share creative ideas and opinions. Taking the time to listen will prevent miscommunication, will make a message more clearly understood and can help reduce the amount of frustration within the team. Plus you'll end up with ideas you never even thought about.

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