Greg Savage

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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12 crucial ‘Communication Commandments’ for real leaders

Greg Savage

It is obvious, but much of what defines a good leader is their communication style. What you say. How you say it. When you say it. And also, importantly, what you do not say. I have made all these mistakes myself, and sum up my learning for you in what I egotistically like to call, […]. Leadership Management Skills Recruitment communication leadership skills recruitment

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10 signs your ‘client’ does not take you seriously

Greg Savage

Here’s the next “Sixty Savage Seconds” from The Savage Truth A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters… sixty seconds to make you think. This Sixty Savage Seconds is titled ’10 signs your ‘client’ does not take you seriously’ Let me know what you think! View here. . Client Skills Sixty Savage Seconds

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Agency Recruitment? Best it has ever been!

Greg Savage

Agency recruitment is the best it's ever been The data proves it and you need to take advantage of the opportunity now But also prepare for the way it will be. Recruitment

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Simplify Your Background Check and Compliance Process

Staying compliant in your hiring process starts with a rock-solid background check process. Having a consistent program that documents compliance policies and mitigates risk is a necessity in today’s fast-paced hiring landscape. Join Curt Schwall, Vice President of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs at EBI, and learn what it takes to run a top-notch background check program that ensures you stay compliant.

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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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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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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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.

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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The New Recruiting Mindset: Stay Competitive in a Changing Talent Landscape

What were once strong pillars in your recruiting strategy are now likely falling short in effectiveness. Strong pillars in your recruiting strategy are likely now outdated and ineffective. This report gives actionable tactics to implement now from boosting your employer brand to the exact perks to offer that winning candidate.before your competitor does.

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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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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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.

12 massive blunders most recruiters are making right now

Greg Savage

Many recruiters are adapting and re-skilling as the market evolves. Most are not. Indeed, the majority continue with tactics that don’t work. Here are the top 12 blunders I see recruiters making everywhere. How do you rate ?

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?

The Future of Recruitment {Podcast}

Greg Savage

Greg and Steve Walker of idibu talk about the future of recruitment, the necessity of change, the skills technology can replace, staying productive, and personal insights.

The candidate response that nearly made me cry

Greg Savage

Last week, I was sitting opposite a recruiter in the Consult Recruitment Newmarket office, in Auckland. She had just called a candidate in response to her application. The candidate burst into tears. “I have applied for hundreds of jobs, and you are the first one to respond!”

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What I know now that I wish I had known at 20

Greg Savage

Wouldn’t it be great to be 20 years old but with the benefit of a lifetime experience? What different decisions would you make? Recently I was asked these questions and many more by Mark Kelly as part of his WIKN series.

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The recruiting secret that made me more money than any other

Greg Savage

Success in recruitment is ‘lots of activity – done well, with the right people’. Activity x Quality x Target Market 

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= Fun and money I believe (actually, I know) that activity is key to the ongoing success of any recruitment professional. It’s not all about activity, but activity counts.

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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.

Recruitment. The best it’s been for a decade!

Greg Savage

Three years ago, in response to a barrage of predictions that the recruitment industry was on the verge of destruction, I wrote a piece called ‘Agency recruitment is not dying. It’s growing.’ And it was. And it is now too. I have done a quick review of recent recruitment company results (mostly published in industry […].

Guess what? Recruiters are the worst recruiters!

Greg Savage

Is it as we have always suspected? That recruiters are themselves, poor recruiters? Like the cobblers kid who had the worst shoes, do recruiters have the worst recruitment process? Especially when they recruit recruiters, for themselves?

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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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You want just ONE tip on recruitment success?

Greg Savage

You want a tip on your recruitment career? Don’t mess with your reputation. It’s the only thing you will take with you when you leave. Every contact with candidate, clients or colleague is a ‘moment of truth’. Ask yourself after every interaction.

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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.

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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5 things I learned about recruiting in Prague and Bratislava

Greg Savage

Last week I was in Central Europe, coaching recruiters in two Masterclasses, but also meeting many local Recruitment Agency owners and managers.

The very best career advice I could ever give you.

Greg Savage

I have a bitter pill for you to swallow. But trust me, it’s true. Nobody anywhere, (apart maybe from your Mum), cares about your career. Not really. If you work for a great company, they will create an environment in which you can thrive.

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The barista with the best recruiter talent I have ever seen

Greg Savage

For about 5 years I worked out of a great office in Pitt Street, Sydney, when I was running Aquent and Firebrand Talent Search. I admit I am a coffee drinker. It’s my biggest vice (and I have substantial portfolio of those!). So at least two, maybe three times a day, I would need a […].

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Fall in Love with Your Hiring Process

In order to make sure candidates fall in love with your company, you need a simple, structured process. Learn the steps you can take to hire the perfect candidates for your open roles and avoid making a toxic hire.

Agency Recruitment. Not a stroll. Not a jog. It’s a S.P.R.I.N.T!

Greg Savage

The massive #SavageSprint Recruitment Masterclass Tour of Australia and New Zealand is over!

 1,300 recruiters flocked to nine events, and paid good money to hear 4 hours of tactics to prepare for a new recruitment future.

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