Jeff is an independent business consultant, speaker and coach specialising in leadership, people management, team building, peak performance, recruitment and retention issues.
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, labourer, passport office administrator, cleaner, world traveller, Bollywood actor 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, 19 offices and over 360 staff.
Jeff 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 leadership development and executive skills workshops for a number of leading companies.