The Talent Bubble

The Talent Bubble

The Talent Bubble

This week on The Talent Bubble Podcast I sat down with Sarah Magner at the Hubspot HQ. We talked about how vulnerability has helped her become a better Recruiter, tips for building lasting relationships with candidates and how she views career paths as building a legacy

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My post-COVID recruiting dream

Greg Savage

As an industry, and as individuals, we have never had a better chance to change what we don’t like. To slaughter sacred cows. Smash our outdated, self- inhibiting paradigms. To configure our futures. Who is going to stop us? Who is even looking?

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Recruiters are being fired at the rate of 1 in 3!

Greg Savage

This is not good news. We knew it was happening, but the numbers are horrific. Latest research from Staffing Industry Metrics tells us exactly how many recruiters were fired in March, April and May this year. And its ugly, ugly, ugly.

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Recruitment Agency Owner? This will save your business.

Greg Savage

Let’s keep this simple. Your agency must survive. Obviously. So that you don’t lose jobs, people, money, pride, your company, your house. Your accountants, advisors and colleagues are all throwing numbers and predictions and a myriad of ‘scenarios’ at you. Cash is disappearing. I know. I know.

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

You can talk – but do you have anything to say?

Greg Savage

Every day I am asked, ‘what skill do I need during this crisis’? ‘Many‘, is the trite answer. But this one, for sure. To shine in this crisis, and the subsequent recovery, you must build a compelling narrative. And this skill has implications far beyond our current situation.

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How to Create Habits for Successful Recruiting and

ExactHire Recruiting

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The sun will shine on recruitment again!

Greg Savage

Recessions end This one will too. It will be a long, hard road, but we will recover. As a species. Economically. And the recruitment industry will bounce back too. I have been through five recessions.

Go away PSA. Farewell PSL

Greg Savage

You gotta love it when a plan comes together! This is a true tale. And it has a warning for the recovery after COVID. Precision Sourcing is an excellent medium-sized IT recruitment business in Sydney. I have been an Advisor on the Board for almost five years.

Recruiters! ‘Conditions are perfect’ to land a new role.

Greg Savage

In careers, as in life, a powerful gift is the ability to slow down in order to speed up. Thousands of Recruiters are today forcibly slowing down, casualties of the devastating impact the pandemic has had. The list will get longer. The recovery, when it comes, will be patchy. Stay calm.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

In recruitment, everybody sells baby! Everybody.

Greg Savage

It has ever been thus. In the ten-year recruiting boom (which ended in March this year BTW), companies got away with squadrons of non-billing managers and platoons of people with sexy job titles and no discernable actual responsibilities.

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30 tactics for recruiters to survive and thrive in the time of COVID-19

Greg Savage

These are the toughest of times. I have been through many recessions, but this is different because of the health and isolation factors.

Recruiters, this is our time to step up!

Greg Savage

Now is the time for recruiters to support their clients, their candidates, and importantly, each other. My last three weeks has been taken up with emergency client meetings, planning a response to COVID-19. Working remotely is front and centre of most plans.

Your Post-COVID Mantra. ‘Cash is Queen’.

Greg Savage

One thing every owner and manager of every recruitment company has learned (or re-learned recently) is this; ‘Cash is Queen’.

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Job hunting recruiter? The advice you need!

Greg Savage

For the first time in a decade, I have been flooded with requests from recently unemployed recruiters looking for assistance. This was unthinkable a few months ago.

Recruiters. You CAN make placements in lockdown!

Greg Savage

In most cases, recruiters, clients and candidates are all at home right now. And no one knows when that will change. How on earth do we engineer a permanent placement in that situation? Job spec. Interview. Second interview. Offer. Acceptance. Start date. Handover.

This ‘post-recession’ advice is 11 years old. It’s never been more relevant!

Greg Savage

I wrote this blog in 2009, just as we were emerging from what we then considered to be a bad recession. LOL (Yes, that’s right, I have been writing blogs for your reading pleasure, every week, for over 10 years. Thanks for asking.) It could not be more relevant for us now, even if I […].

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The one thing every recruiter MUST do in lock-down!

Greg Savage

The biggest mistake a recruiter can make right now is to retreat into their ‘cave’. I hear it all the time. “I I am going to sit this out”. A thousand times, no! You are not sitting anything out. You are diving in! Now is the time to be connecting and communicating and content-creating.

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COVID-19: Returning to the Workplace in a New Reality

COVID-19 has created a new set of risks that require a new way of working. Download Gallagher’s latest COVID-19 report for insights into encouraging resiliency in your people, building confidence in your organization, and preparing for the future of work.

My ‘COVID Commitment’ revealed. What is yours?

Greg Savage

Never waste a good crisis. I am not being flippant. I know that for some, just surviving is the goal of this horrible time. For others, avoiding economic destruction is the focus. Health and jobs are the most important things to preserve. But most people will get through this with those two intact.

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This client spent $2 Billion with 11 recruitment agencies. (No BS)

Greg Savage

It turns out the good old Aussie Federal Government has been supporting the local recruitment industry all along. To the tune of $2Billion in contractor fees in the past 6 years. No typo. That’s Two Billion Dollars!

Dump this recruitment baggage now!

Greg Savage

Last week I delivered the opening session of the RCSA ReForm Conference with industry legend Geoff Morgan. (He

What recruitment owners are doing right now!

Greg Savage

My diary for last week shows 32 meetings (mostly phone and video) with recruitment agency owners. It does not show the dozens of ad-hoc calls, and the hundred-plus email and LinkedIn messages. Nor does it convey the panic and emotion in those meetings.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

This is for OWNERS/MANAGERS of recruitment companies in Covid-19 crisis

Greg Savage

This is an ’emergency blog’ being put out on a Sunday to assist with conversations you will be having this week. I hope it helps you. I have had dozens of crisis meetings with owners in the past week, about how to respond to the current situation.

The Crisis is a 42-kilometre marathon. You are at the 5-kilometre mark

Greg Savage

Imagine this COVID Crisis is a marathon. It is 42 kilometres to get to the end. I estimate we are at the 5-kilometre mark. Please, be optimistic. You will finish the marathon. But be realistic too. It’s a long, hard, painful journey.

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4 placements in 6 weeks lock-down. The plan here!

Greg Savage

Every single day I get emails, tweets and LinkedIn messages from recruiters, all asking much the same thing; What should I be doing right now? How can I be productive in lockdown? Occasionally, people write to me saying how much my advice has helped them.

Every recruiter will love this recession news

Greg Savage

This is a message of hope. The sun will shine on recruitment again! The worst recession I’ve ever been through in recruitment was in the early 90s. My three-year-old start-up business, Recruitment Solutions, had been doing brilliantly. Within three years annual revenues were over $13M in 1990.

Why HR Technology Matters Now More Than Ever

When a crisis hits, HR technology gives business leaders the data, tools, and support to make important business decisions quickly. In this report, Josh Bersin breaks down the 4 key benefits of HR tech and demonstrates through case studies how business leaders can leverage it to solve problems and grow. Download this report to learn more!

The Savage Crisis Toolbox for Recruiters

Greg Savage

All my COVID-19 recruiter advice is here. For Recruitment Owners, Managers and Recruiters. and others too maybe, I feel.) None of us has all the answers in this unique and most challenging of times. Here is the best advice I can come up with in response to the COVID crisis.

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Recruitment trends right now! The last 14 days!

Greg Savage

These are the headlines from the past two weeks. Based on dozens of meetings with agency owners and recruiters, and hundreds of emails and messages I get – a day. They don’t apply in every case. Some will not be the case for you, your agency or in your market.)

How Politics Can Disrupt the Workplace and What You Can Do About It

Proactive Talent

These are interesting times. Politics in society has been polarizing communities, cities, and the world. It is little surprise that it also affects the office.

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Recruiters. Pivot NOW to ride the recovery!

Greg Savage

It is bleak now. I know. I can’t predict the future, but I have been through many recessions and downturns, and there is always a recovery. How that recovery looks this time no one is sure, but I am confident there will be many great opportunities for recruiters. As long as you are prepared.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Great recruiter. Great bloke. Great shame.

Greg Savage

Duncan Cunningham died nine years ago this month An excellent recruiter, a great bloke and a loyal friend.

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Inside the Crisis Plan of a UK Recruitment Owner

Greg Savage

The COVID Crisis is obviously effecting recruiters (and everyone!) globally. I get 30 messages a day from recruiters all over the world, mostly asking for help. But this one offered some ideas Very kindly sent in by Daryl Williams, of Vadar Moss in the UK, this was her COVID plan.

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TribePod: An Interview with Jeff Wald

Proactive Talent

In this premiere episode of TribePod, Courtney Lane , Principal Consultant of Proactive Talent interviews Jeff Wald , the author of "The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations." She is assisted by Jim Stroud , VP of Marketing at Proactive Talent.

TribePod: An Interview with James Sinclair

Proactive Talent

Courtney Lane interviews James Sinclair , Chief Executive & Co-Founder of EnterpriseAlumni. Find more great content at Proactive Talent, the most recognized name in talent attraction and hiring services. tribepod tribe pod

COVID-19 Return to Workplace Guide: Reopening Facilities Following a Pandemic

Download the Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights COVID-19 report for information, new survey results and resources to help you recognize opportunities, minimize risk and confidently navigate the challenging road ahead.