BlueWave Resource Partners

The Most Common Interview Mistakes Made By Companies

BlueWave Resource Partners

The interview process has a purpose. Otherwise, we would simply hire people from their resume, right? Companies need to validate a candidate’s skillset and qualifications for the position, first and foremost.

8 Habits to Adopt in 2019

BlueWave Resource Partners

With January right around the corner, we start to reflect on the past year. How did we do? Moreso, we start to make our new list of what we are going to accomplish next year. The good ole’ New Years Resolutions. We can easily run through the obvious choices: Lose Weight. Save Money.

Ask A Recruiter: Scheduling Job Interviews When I Have A Job?

BlueWave Resource Partners

Great question. With unemployment rates at a staggering low , hiring managers and recruiters are struggling to find talent now more than ever. It used to be that the “Best of the Best” were employed with exceptional companies, but now it’s basically everyone.

Ask A Recruiter: I’m Definitely Overqualified. Why Won’t They Hire Me?

BlueWave Resource Partners

This is a sticky subject, but something that I’m very passionate about. As a recruiter, this is a difficult conversation to navigate unless you have an open and honest relationship with your candidates. Far too often, people will reach out to recruiters (or apply directly) for jobs that they are severely overqualified for; ie. a VP of Sales applying to an entry level business development representative.

The Ultimate Hiring Toolkit

Hiring is hard enough. Without the right HR templates and tools, keeping track of and managing the whole process can get out of hand quickly. Get the essential toolkit for all your recruiting and hiring needs, from job requisition to hire. 8 templates, tools and worksheets for every stage of recruiting.

The A to Z Guide to a Smart Job Search

BlueWave Resource Partners

Because everyone loves a good list that uses the alphabet, am I right? A – ATS: Companies use these databases to collect resumes and candidate data. If applying online, keep keywords in mind to optimize your resume and make it easier to search. .

Taking An Actual Break During Lunch: A Concept

BlueWave Resource Partners

The average number of hours we have in the work week. Some people even more, but let’s take 40 hours for argument’s sake. Seems like a lot of time, would you agree? Almost two full days of work activities, and let’s be honest and say that we are NOT all working those full 40 hours.

Get Your Linkedin Together, People.

BlueWave Resource Partners

Gone are the days of looking in the “Wanted” ads for a new position. Job boards are still going strong but it’s safe to say that Linkedin has risen to the top for job seekers and employers as a medium to connect. Linkedin is not only a job hub, but a social network.

Working Remote: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

BlueWave Resource Partners

It’s no secret that companies are migrating to flexible work schedules for employees, including flex hours and more specifically, working from home.

Saas Sales: How To Hire

BlueWave Resource Partners

The Saas (Software As A Service) industry is growing like a wild fire. Companies are evolving their offerings to a subscription-based service and it has completely changed the game withing software sales. As with any industry, the lifeblood of a Saas company is their sales team.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

Hiring Managers, Don’t Blow Your Interview.

BlueWave Resource Partners

Locking down an interview is hard enough; wouldn’t we all agree? Either one of two things usually occur: 1.) You apply for the job independently, follow up and follow up, and by golly, someone shockingly responds to you and wants to set up an interview! You are working with a recruiter that has done everything in their power to present you in the best light, talk you up, coordinate schedules, and land you that moment you’ve been hoping for.

Dress to Impress. Just Not a Suit.

BlueWave Resource Partners

“What should I wear to my interview?” is becoming a more and more common question. It used to be commonplace that an in-person interview meant dress to the nines, full business suit, with all the bells and whistles. What’s changed? Companies!

Ask A Recruiter: Why Can’t You Tell Me The Name Of The Company?

BlueWave Resource Partners

Ah, good question. Let’s put this into context for everyone: {Opens inbox on Linkedin}. Recruiter: Hi Molly! I hope you’re having a great day! I’m working on a Sales Manager position with a technology company and your experience really aligned with what they are looking for! Would you have some time to speak more about the opportunity? Candidate: I might be interested…what’s the name of the company? … Candidate: Hello?

An unforgettable welcome for your new hire

Lever

At Lever, the moment a new hire signs an offer letter is the best part of our day.

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Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

My key recruiting tip for 2019

Greg Savage

Chill over Christmas, for sure, you deserve it. And I wish you a safe and fun holiday period. But hit 2019 with a plan. This one! Coaching recruiters Recruitment recruitment tips

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Recession. Are you vulnerable?

Greg Savage

I ask all my clients to consider this question at Board level. And it always shocks them. What would happen if our permanent Gross Profit (Net fees) dropped by 50%, and temporary/contract GP by 25%? And the drop occurred in a month and did not recover for two years. Would we survive?”

Social Media Secrets You’ll Wish You Had Known

Proactive Talent

Social media now plays a huge role in the HR industry, especially when it comes to recruiting and attracting talent. However, this may bring a few questions to mind that we hope to help you answer. Such as, how can you be more intentional about social?

The length of your life is not as important as exploring its full width.

Greg Savage

My life??? 1958 – 2043. That’s what my tombstone will say. If the Shiraz does not get me sooner, and I last that long. It could easily say 1958 – 2018. Although I sincerely hope not!) But that’s the point. The dates themselves are not that important, as long as they are a reasonable span […].

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Hard to Hire: Third-Party Recruiting & the State of Talent Acquisition Report

The talent acquisition challenges of today are unparalleled: 90% of survey respondents feel that the current hiring market is more challenging now than in the past! Recruiting as we’ve known it is evolving - how are you keeping ahead of the competition?

I went to Dublin to talk ‘leadership’. And the craic was good!

Greg Savage

I just got back from Ireland. A huge week of recording 20 hours of recruitment training for the Social Talent Training Platform (Launches 10th May, look out for that. Speak to Richard Bromhead) But also two big presentations to the local recruiters on ‘Leadership’, and what that really means.

Artificial Intelligence and Recruitment. The 250 words you need to read

Greg Savage

I am getting a lot of questions about Artificial Intelligence and recruitment. I have even been asked to give several speeches on the impact of AI and machine learning on the future of recruitment. And of course I have little real idea.

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This piece of advice changed a recruitment business forever

Greg Savage

I quite often get emails and messages from people who have appreciated or acted on my advice. I won’t lie to you, it’s gratifying when the experience you pass on, helps others. Keeps me going to be honest.

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Why DO clients give out job-orders in competition?

Greg Savage

This week Savage Sell kicks off. (On On Wednesday 7th, in fact!) It’s huge. Nine cities, all across Australia and NZ. More than 1,400 recruiters attending. It’s a masterclass in sophisticated selling, and one topic we will hammer is the ability to secure exclusive job orders.

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How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

3 wrong responses to recruitment change. And one smart one.

Greg Savage

It’s obvious. Much of recruitment is changing, very fast. We may not like it, but that is the fact. Technology most obviously, but also candidate behavior and client expectations. And of course the rapid onset of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning in recruitment. More than ‘on its way’.

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Taking a recruitment start-up to $60 M and a public listing.

Greg Savage

This Podcast will be of interest to business builders, and those planning an exit. In Part 1 we cover: From Start Up to $60-Million. Surviving the 1990 Australian Recession. Leadership under fire.

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Maximizing Your Recruitment Marketing with Programmatic

Proactive Talent

Say you and your friend both own the exact same Dodge Ram pick-up truck, but one of you uses it to tow a boat to the lake and the other uses it for mostly inner-city commuting. You’re going to have drastically different MPGs, but it isn’t due to the vehicle, it’s because of the way it was driven.

Nothing is tougher than leading in a downturn.

Greg Savage

My previous two blogs were on the theme of ensuring your company is recession-proof. The first, ‘A recession is coming. And you will not survive’, told tales of recessions past, and how we rode them out when many others did not. Last week in ‘Recession. Are you vulnerable?’,

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Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

He made $150k by changing the KPI

Greg Savage

This is a story about innovation. It’s also about leadership, measurement and fresh KPI thinking. And it’s about making money. I learned the lesson in a Board Meeting with my client Donald Stout, MD of Now Careers in Sydney.

Revolutionary HR Technology - What You Can Expect in 2019

ClearCompany Recruiting

The HR tech stack has been consistently evolving for decades. From moving to the cloud, to the rise of mobile and video, to big data, we’ve been following this evolution for quite some time.

Some recruiters are history. Others will thrive. How about you?

Greg Savage

My 250-word blog on Artificial Intelligence and its impact on recruitment and recruiters generated a lot of banter. So I decided to look more closely at how the job of the recruiter will change. Will they exist at all? Let me say right now I am very confident about our industry.

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Massive lies recruiters tell themselves.

Greg Savage

This may not be a comfortable read. Almost all recruiters tell themselves huge lies. I did it when I was a recruiter, and I did it when I was manager too. It’s a human trait on a broader level for sure, as well. We finesse reality to make ourselves feel better. We tweak the truth […].

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Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. Our eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

How to Build an Employer Brand Budget

Proactive Talent

In my opinion, there are two groups of companies out there who have yet to put together a formal budget for employer branding: 1. Those that do not understand the importance of employer branding , and therefore don’t prioritize or fund it at all.

The five biggest mistakes recruitment leaders are making now

Greg Savage

It’s a tough time to be a recruitment leader. So many challenges, so much change. In my work across the globe, meeting and advising Owners and Managers of recruitment businesses, five key themes have emerged.

No, actually, recruitment does NOT build character

Greg Savage

I was chatting to a recruitment company owner the other day, and we were debating about how tough Agency recruitment is as an industry. He went on to say how the rigours of learning the recruitment business was excellent for ‘building character’. And of course he was half right.

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South Africa. Free Savage recruitment webinar this week!

Greg Savage

Sophisticated selling for the Modern Recruiter This series of half-day master classes will be held in July 2018, in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. As a prelude to the masterclass, we offer a glimpse into the content. free Free webinar!

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Your Hidden Weapon: 9 Best Practices for Working with Third-Party Recruiters

Leveraging third-party recruiters has been the golden ticket for many when filling critical roles. Whether seasoned at utilizing third-party search or new to it, this report breaks down how best to use this secret weapon to ensure the best ROI.