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Return on Investment conceptA vital question on the lips of anyone considering starting a business is…. What is the Return on Investment?

You will be investing into the franchise system and you have a right to know what the ROI is?  And, furthermore, what is the earning potential?

At Antal International Network, we continually improving and fine tune our franchise model. Importantly, this model is based on the 25+ years that we’ve had running our own recruitment organisation.  The franchise system has developed over the last 15+ years through hands-on experience gained from the front line of the business; it is not based on mere academics.

Our initial investment in the business is a low barrier to entry and relatively inexpensive compared to other franchise opportunities.  In addition to which, we can offer a degree of flexibility in repayments. If you work in the business in a full time capacity and start invoicing clients within the first 3 to 6 months, you will be able to track a return on your investment year on year with earning potential of £120,000 to £200,000 (Exec Search) as a single operator, to in excess of £1,000,000 per year, with a team of five.

We support you through each key stage and give you the training and executive business-coaching you need to be able to operate effectively within your chosen industry.

We have a proven formula for success, all you have to bring is your sector-specific knowledge and network of contacts you’ve acquired through your career to date, it’s time for your network to pay a lucrative annual dividend back to you.

Contact us today and earn more about how you can join our award winning International network.



Candidate Engagement….

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Feeling frustrated….. you are not alone…. Increasingly, recruiters are failing to make first contact with candidates in the marketplace.  The job opportunities could be life changing but there is a low level of engagement from candidates.  This can slow down the recruitment process and also frustrate the recruiter and client no end.  Questions pop up such as:

  • Really is anyone out there?
  • Did anyone get my voicemail?
  • Did anyone get my email?

Here are 3 pointers you can put into action as a recruiter to immediately increase your candidate engagement and have more success in your communications:

  1. Review your message – make sure it is personal and relevant to the candidate. Someone is far more likely to respond to you if you have taken the time to review their CV and make reference to this in the message you leave.
  2. Find a hook – highlight a good reason for the candidate to want to talk to you – the link between the candidate’s background and the job needs to be made clear – giving the candidate a reason to call you back.
  3. Inject some energy and urgency – convey the timelines for the role and key draw factors for the job in any voicemail. People are far more likely to return a call if the message is upbeat and lively.

At Antal International, we offer training and guidance on all aspects of the recruitment process.  If you would like to join our team or start your own Antal office and be your own boss, contact us today on for more information.


No need to go solo

No need to go solo when starting up.  It is a daunting prospect, breaking free of the chains of the corporate life and starting up your own business.  When you join the Antal International Network, you are not alone – you have support from a highly experienced franchise team each step of the way.  Antal International has been trading for over 25 years and is a leading international recruitment company – focused on mid to senior level executive recruitment across a wide spectrum of industries and disciplines.  The Antal franchise offering has been fine tuned over the last 15 years and is a proven model.


No need to go solo as we have a network of over 130 offices across the globe; this automatically allows you to offer clients an international recruitment solution as you can rely on the support and collaboration of Network offices.

No need to go solo as we plug you into our shared knowledge pool and provide an open book on all the placements Antal has made historically at your finger tips to search and analyse.

No need to go solo as all Network offices have access to a comprehensive pre-induction and induction training course which equips you to fine tune your commercial skills to be able to offer recruitment services following the Antal model.  Offices although have open access to off the shelf training material and regular live interactive webinars which allow you to learn at your own pace.

No need to go solo as once you are trained and ready to trade, we set you up with a microsite, email, business cards and brochures and give you a range of marketing tools which you can customise for your office.  This means you are not caught up in administration but are ready to hit the ground running.

Call us today for more information on how you can join our Network of offices and be part of the team email us on

Antal’s Wonder Women

Juggling…. the work / life balance

Modern life is a constant juggling act to get a balance right between work and home life.  The role of a parent just adds a further dimension, another plate to spin.  And, although many couples share jobs in the home, women still have the traditional home maker and main carer role.

For this reason, the majority of women choosing to have a family find that this has an impact on their career.  Being away from the business for up to 1 year, and in some cases longer, it is not always possible to slip back into the same job with the same demands on your time – you need more flexibility.  There is always a few able to break this trend, but it must be said the power house female CEO’s of Top Fortune 100 companies are a rarity.

Liz Dillon, one of our successful franchise owners says, “Entering parenthood does not have to equal a compromise in your career aspirations nor does continuing your career have to have a negative impact on your parenting or your children’s lives. Building your own future through ownership of a company is rewarding and flexible in equal measures. Although contribution of time is critical to its success, flexibility is also available and achievable to avoid missing critical moments in your children’s development. I have been a Managing Partner for 12 years now, launching my business with a small 18 month old daughter back in 2005.  I have not looked back nor would return to my old work status. Whilst there have been the enviable challenges and hurdles I have been able to successful navigate her early years, early schooling, academic success, illness, flexibly (doubling with my second child in 2009) without professional sacrifice or damage to their well being.”       Me and the girls

Flexibility is one of the key reasons for working mums consider starting up a business.

  • Flexibility in being your own boss allows you to work around your family needs.
  • Flexibility to be available for key appointments and not miss key stages in your children’s development.
  • Flexibility to be at the sports day or Christmas show.

We will train you on how to offer professional recruitment services and run your own business either from home or a small office.  You can be your own boss and juggle as many plates as you like!  Contact us for more information on starting your own business on

Feeling stuck in repeat mode?

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If you keep doing the same thing you will get the same results!

Antal International has the key to unlock your potential. Look, we get it, the 9-6 can be so draining, pressing buttons and making calls, hitting targets that has been put in place for you. Your days are so consistent, life is too short to live the same day twice! Imagine breaking free from the corporate world and entering the world of entrepreneurship. Antal International has 140+ offices and present in 33 countries which is growing as we speak, so why not join our team and contribute as we take the company from strength to strength.

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Antal is on the look out for YOU, yes YOU! The reader who is probably stuck in an office somewhere reading articles to pass time.

  • Do you have a passion for recruitment and interested in setting up your own recruitment company via Antal International?
  • Do you want change?
  • Can you afford to invest £25,000 to run your own recruitment agency?

If you answered YES to all of the above then let’s have a discussion. Please visit our website to learn more Antal Franchising Network

Awards dinner

I have a very special invitation for those who are serious about running their own recruitment agency via Antal International.

The Russo-British Chamber of Commerce has an exclusive Gala Dinner to Celebrate the successful business relations between Great Britian and Russia held in London, including our very own success story : Antal International reacquires Antal Russia

If you would like more information about this exclusive event please email me as seats are limited.

Antal Global Snapshot – 20th Edition

The Antal Global Snapshot 20 has finally begun for the Summer and we would like for you to take part in this incredible survey that will forecast hiring and firing trends in over forty key countries worldwide.

It will help measure which sectors and disciplines are looking for new talent and which areas are letting their staff members go, it also shows in great detail the skill sets that are in demand and where the current action is.

#AGS20 surveys are offered in a range of different languages available for you to help forecast the hiring and firing trends in those locations around the world.

To have a look at the exciting new website of the AGS, please head over to or to head straight to the survey section on the website, please head over to:


Antal International reacquires Antal Russia

International recruitment firm Antal International has just announced the acquisition of its original subsidiary “Antal Russia” after having divested this business nine years ago to the FiveTen Group.

Antal Russia was sold to the FiveTen Group in 2008 for Investment opportunities and was the largest private recruitment company to be sold in Russia at the time. “We are delighted to reacquire Antal Russia allowing us to expand our reach across Europe. It fits into our global strategy” says Sagar Ruparelia, Group Financial Director of Antal International.

Antal_Russia_2Reacquiring Antal Russia is a solid move; obtaining an astounding head count of 130 + staff members  across 4 offices located in the capital, Moscow, as well as Saint-Petersburg, Kazan and Almaty located in Kazakhstan. The superb management team, led by Antal Russia stalwart Michael Germershausen, have continued to develop the business despite the difficulties of the Russian economy over the past few years. They will bring experience, expertise, enthusiasm, synergy and energy into the Antal International Group Companies – and they will be welcomed back with open arms.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Antal Russia back into the fold, they are definitely a terrific business, they are a recruitment firm that operates in several specialist sectors in Russia, it’s worth noting that Antal Russia has always been an ‘Antal Brand’ and only delivered the best” says Sagar Ruparelia

With this returning of Antal Russia to the Antal family, Antal International now has 884 staff members with a comprehensive 146+ offices located worldwide making Tony Goodwin, the CEO of Antal International, a true global entrepreneurial leader in the recruitment industry.

“My vision is to discover talent, not just in the UK but across the globe. Whether it is Moscow, Milan, Madrid, Dubai, Shanghai or Milton Keynes we will work collaboratively for the benefit of all our Clients, Candidates and Colleagues. Bringing Antal Russia back to the group is most definitely one of our greatest accomplishments. It really is with the greatest of pleasure and personal delight that we announce in our 25th year of business not just what is a bold business acquisition but personal completion of history for Antal and me as the founder.  Bringing back into the Antal family, I would like to welcome back Antal Russia. 

Russia has always been a country that has fascinated me throughout my life; the history, the culture (unfortunately the language beat me!) the politics, the Tsars the Romanov’s through the Bolshevik revolution (100 this year) Lenin, Stalin, Breshnev to Gorbechov, Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin. Who cannot be intrigued and fascinated by the biggest geographical country in the world, covering 11 different time zones!

I always wanted to do business with Russia and was sceptical of many of the bias, negative reports that came out of Russia from 1980’s. It a great country with incredibly strong, resilient, resourceful people. None better educated in the world with a perspective on life completely different to the European countries I had grown up with.

Whilst I know that many European businesses have struggled in Russia, Antal flourished under the guidance and leadership of Michael Germershausen, Luc Jones and Natalia Kurkchi, all of who are still with the business and have a combined tenure approaching 50 Antal years.

We have every confidence that the economic turnaround has begun in Russia after 3-4 lean and difficult years (which has actually strengthened Russia’s manufacturing and agriculture capabilities) and that the political landscape will also return to a more collaborative posture in the next 1-2 years.

I am looking forward to helping Antal Russia re-engage with the rest of the Antal world and will enjoy the party to celebrate this!” says Tony Goodwin, CEO of Antal International.

The FiveTen Group was advised on this transaction by Blackwood Capital Group. Ronny Grosman, Managing Partner of Blackwood Capital Group commented; “I believe this is a win-win situation for both the Sellers and the Purchasers. The Five Ten Group can now divert its full focus towards their home market in the UK whilst having found the optimal solution for its Russian business both for its customers and also for its loyal workforce. Antal International get their Russian business back which still carries their brand name and are present again in one of the world’s most important markets.”

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