Greg Savage

What ‘The Dark Ages of Recruitment’ can teach us post-COVID

Greg Savage

Every second article I see is about how recruitment will change post-COVID. Mostly it’s BS as the majority of recruiters will go back and do exactly as they have always done. I explained that here.

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Recruitment ‘bounce-back’ underway! The facts.

Greg Savage

Today I help you peek under the covers of Agency Recruitment. Exactly how are recruitment agencies across the world performing, right now? The facts. Not the hype or the BS or the rumour. I am an Advisor to the world-leading Recruitment ATS/CRM.

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Recruitment smashed! Recovery underway. The facts.

Greg Savage

The pandemic has wiped out a decade worth of recruitment industry growth, and sent employment and revenue in our industry back to 2010 levels. Figures from IBISWorld Australia suggest staffing industry revenue in Australia has dropped $4.4 Billion in the past financial year.

Agency Recruiters and Talent Acquisition. New era – better outcomes

Greg Savage

I have done over 100 webinars since COVID struck. This one drew almost 1,000 attendees. The feedback was probably the best too. The topic was the drawcard. How can Agency Recruiter and Internal Talent Acquisition work better together?

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

15 Stunning Recruitment Stats from 2020.

Greg Savage

We all know it has been a cataclysmic year in recruitment. But do you realise how massively Agency recruitment has been impacted? And what about the recovery? Is it happening? Which countries are doing best? Here are 15 of the most jaw-dropping recruitment statistics from 2020.

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Agency Recruitment. Five Brutal Truths.

Greg Savage

Recruitment agencies must move with lightning speed to stay ‘recession-fit’, but also agile enough to take advantage of an upturn. Precisely the same applies to individual recruiters. Laggards and dinosaurs won’t make it. It’s as simple as that.

Drop your fees and triple your billings. Seriously

Greg Savage

I wrote recently about my Post-COVID nirvana. How the recruitment industry can be re-invented, with massive benefits for clients, candidates and recruiters. My ‘dream’ includes killing off the scourge of contingent, multi listed-order recruitment, which drives much that is bad in our industry.

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’.

Which is growing fastest? Temp or Perm?

Greg Savage

Jobs are coming back for Recruitment Agencies as we saw in the JobAdder data released on Tuesday. The question I get asked a lot is which will come back first, and fastest? Temp/Contract or Permanent roles? Once again, I tapped JobAdder, and they have provided brilliant answers to that question.

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Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

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!

13 sacred ‘Agency Recruitment’ metrics. (You need them!).

Greg Savage

You can’t manage what you don’t measure’. 40 years of running recruitment businesses taught me that you need a dashboard of critical metrics. As we come out of the crisis, you must know what’s working and what is not. Opportunities will abound. But not for everybody.

A Savage ‘Christmas Special’. Australia, NZ & the U.K.

Greg Savage

The Savage Truth Book is closing in on 10,000 copies sold. I have no idea if that’s any good, but it’s about 9,500 more than my pre-publishing estimate.

Remember! The candidate is assessing you too.

Greg Savage

Recruiters, Inhouse and Agency, sometimes lapse into hubris and complacency. This, we know. Don’t take offence. It’s a fact. I have been guilty myself.

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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Recruitment is not Tinder. COVID screwed that.

Greg Savage

Let’s be honest about our industry for a moment. Prior to the pandemic, technology and lack of skill drove plenty of recruiters to treat recruitment like a dating app. Swipe left. Swipe right. Post-COVID, you have a choice. Go back to being what you always were.

Why so many recruitment managers got fired in Covid.

Greg Savage

Plenty of Agency recruitment managers were fired as soon as the pandemic hit. That was shocking at an individual level, but no surprise, because in every downturn companies unload expensive middle managers in droves. I have seen it countless times.

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The best ‘Crisis Business Development’ idea I have seen!

Greg Savage

Without a doubt, the most significant issue facing recruiters is winning new business. Job flow is dire. Revenue has crashed. How do you win business in a pandemic? Especially when you are working from home? And there are no ‘IRL meetings’? When clients are weary and zoom’ed out?

Free Webinar: How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office – you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on November 12th at 1 PM E.T. for more information.

The future of recruitment in 127 words.

Greg Savage

The coronavirus is not going to destroy Agency recruitment. It’s not even going to change it that much. But it is going to speed up the direction our industry was already heading.

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.

This data could save your Recruitment Business.

Greg Savage

This one is for Owners and Managers of recruitment companies. It’s not usually the part of your job you love. You are not really that interested in it. But you need to pay attention. It could save your commercial life. Credit and Risk management. Many of us are struggling to break-even.

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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. But read on because I am seeing the silver linings, and so should you. […]. Coaching recruiters Coronavirus Management Hiring Recruiters Hiring Trends coronavirus management hiring recruiters

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Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

How my fear saved my recruitment company in a recession

Greg Savage

I had a significant experience during the massive downturn of the ‘90s. It taught me a crucial lesson about leadership in tough times. It was something I did. And I did not even know I was doing it! I was running Recruitment Solutions, a company I had founded with two others.

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? The most significant waste of all will be to come back to […]. Coaching recruiters Coronavirus Management Hiring Trends Managing Stress Recruitment coronavirus management managing stress recruitment

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. Take back some control. So you know what […]. Coronavirus Management Financial Management Leadership Management Skills coronavirus management financial management

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. While I have no unique insights about how this COVID – created one may play out, I can tell you […]. Coaching recruiters Coronavirus Management Recruitment Trends coronavirus management

Build Diverse Tech Teams: Strategies for Hiring & Reskilling Your Workforce

Learn from the experts at HR Dive, Guardian Life, Axios, Vettery, and General Assembly about common biases within the talent sourcing process and strategies for improving diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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 […]. Coaching recruiters Coronavirus Management Recruitment coronavirus management recruitment

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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. This goes to the heart of the […]. Coaching recruiters Coronavirus Management Personal Brand Recession Recruitment coronavirus management personal brand recruitment

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The Savage Crisis ‘Podcast and Webinar’ Collection.

Greg Savage

I have been overwhelmed with requests to speak on Webinars, Podcast and live streams. Everybody is scrambling to understand what’s happening, and what to do. Many of those events were ‘in-company’, or for Associations. But where I can share, I have.

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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. We can’t meet clients or candidates face to face, they can’t meet each other, and most recruiters are working from home, in some cases mandated by the government. But we must be […]. Coaching recruiters Coronavirus Management Recruitment coronavirus management recruitment

Paycor HR Leaders Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 HR and Finance leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

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. However, there is a sense of “what can we really do from home […]. Coaching recruiters Leadership Recruitment recruitment