Greg Savage

Great recruiting is great recruiting. Anywhere!

Greg Savage

My recruitment career has allowed me the tremendous privilege of running and owning recruitment businesses all over the world. Literally. At one stage it was 30 offices in 17 countries (while I was at Aquent, from 2001 to 2010).

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Great recruiters are right under your nose

Greg Savage

I know where you can hire great recruiters, and virtually no one else is looking there. This is not a lecture. This is an eye-opener that slowly dawned on me. And it needs to become apparent to owners and managers of recruitment companies.

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Recruiters. You must ask this one question.

Greg Savage

The biggest cause of recruiting screw-ups is recruiters making assumptions. And we make them every day. So much angst and wailing over things gone wrong, and the unfairness of it all! All blamed on ‘bad luck’, flaky candidates and fickle clients. But it’s not bad luck at all. It’s bad recruiting.

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The two questions you must ask at every client meeting

Greg Savage

The client meeting is a golden moment of truth in our business. And so many recruiters screw up that opportunity. Often by talking too much and not asking the smart questions. I should know. I have done over 2,000 client meetings, many of the early ones done so very badly. But I learned.

Candidate Screening Simplified

Speaker: Allen Samuel, Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to finding the right candidates for your company, you want to ensure that they are a good “fit.” By having an understanding of the job description, accurate skillset criteria and a short conversation with the hiring manager, you will be armed with the resources to quickly and effectively convert potential candidates to new hires. Join Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur Allen Samuel to learn the steps you should be taking in your candidate screening process.

The best recruitment book (I have) ever written…

Greg Savage

I admit it. I am actually proud of this… My book, The Savage Truth, covering 40 years in recruitment, is on pre-sale now (over 4,000 copies sold already) And no, it’s not the best recruitment book ever written, but I gave it my very best shot! It’s all there.

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The best recruiter is not always the best manager!

Greg Savage

Perhaps the most common mistake in Agency recruitment. The biggest biller is promoted to lead other recruiters. It can work, but mostly it is a disaster because the skills and competencies required for success are so different! VIEW VIDEO. Short and strong.(2

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How to crush your credibility as a leader in 5 seconds. And you do it!

Greg Savage

This is how you destroy your credibility as a leader. Lose respect. And undermine motivation. And we are all guilty of this — me for sure. You too. It’s the one leadership trait that will erode trust and destroy morale. Please don’t do it. (2

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‘Burn-out’ – and why recruiters really leave Agencies.

Greg Savage

What causes ‘burn-out’ and why people fail and leave. The management skill that will reverse high staff turnover and drive retention and productivity. Less than three minutes) • Why we have high staff turnover in recruitment. People leave because they feel they stop learning. Coaching and mentoring and developing people. is in fact […].

‘The Craft of Recruitment’ – Savage Masterclass – Sydney and Melbourne

Greg Savage

‘The Craft of Recruitment’ Owning the ‘moments of truth’ that matter. Greg Savage – Half day Masterclass Sydney: Melbourne Every attendee gets a free copy of the Greg Savage book, ‘The Savage Truth’ Recruitment is on the cusp of significant change. AI and automation will undoubtedly free great recruiters up to do even better those […]. Coaching recruiters Recruitment recruitment

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Why All the AI Research You’re Reading is Dead Wrong

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory

While we may be “people” professionals, it is part of our job to understand AI and how this technology can enable us to make smarter decisions and develop more efficient processes. Join Lighthouse Research & Advisory Principal Analyst Ben Eubanks where he will discuss how AI can be used for HR and recruiting processes, including how to create more human interactions and engagement through the strategic application of technology.

This is how to turn open orders into money

Greg Savage

A recruiter with 12 open orders does not spend one-twelfth of her time on each order. We understand that, right? The truth is that not all job orders are created equal — some are far more ‘fillable’ than others.

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30% of Agencies report a decline in profit. Here is why.

Greg Savage

2018 was a great year for the recruitment agency industry in Australia and New Zealand. 95% of recruitment agencies reporting to Staffing Industry Metrics made profits in 2018, leaving just 5% of firms trading at a loss, the lowest and best result in 7 years.

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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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Is the recruitment market slowing? The answer here…

Greg Savage

The questions I get asked in Australia and New Zealand, just about every day, are these; Has the market softened? Are job orders dropping off? Is there a slowdown? Well, my response is a cautious and qualified ‘yes’, but with a very clear rider. Being on the Board of 14 recruitment and HR tech businesses, as […]. Future of recruitment Hiring Trends Recruitment future of recruitment recruitment

3 Best Practices to Engage Employees During Onboarding

Speaker: Lilith Christiansen, VP of Onboarding Solutions, SilkRoad

Join SilkRoad's Vice President of Onboarding Solutions Lilith Christiansen where she will explore how to create a strategic onboarding process that will engage and retain your employees.

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.

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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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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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.

Strategic Recruitment Marketing Made Simple

Speaker: Andrew Levy, Employer Branding and Recruitment Marketing Senior Director, Employera

By streamlining your marketing efforts through simple mindset shifts and automation, you will be on your way to a more efficient talent acquisition process. Join Employera’s Employer Branding and Recruitment Marketing Senior Director Andrew Levy as he discusses how to analyze your current marketing practices and transform them to ensure your candidates turn into employees.

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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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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A Comprehensive Toolkit to Recruiting & Hiring Excellence

Access the recruiting and hiring resources you need to make your next hire the right hire.

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.

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.

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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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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Stop Ghosting Your Candidates!

Speaker: Vanessa Raath, Freelance Sourcer & Sourcing Trainer, International Keynote Speaker

You will learn the best practices for maintaining constant communication between the recruiter and the candidate from the time they submit their job application, right up to their first few days as a new hire. Join international Keynote Speaker & Sourcing Trainer Vanessa Raath to learn how you can encourage your recruiters to provide feedback throughout the recruitment process.

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 ?

Sixty Savage Seconds – How Many of Your Recruiters Would You Rehire?

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 ‘How Many Of Your Recruiters Would You Rehire? Let me know what you think! View here. . Recruitment Careers Sixty Savage Seconds recruitment recruitment careers

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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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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?”

How To Overcome Recruitment Challenges & Supercharge Your Recruitment RO

Gain access to this ebook to learn how you can overcome steep recruitment challenges and increase your organization's recruitment ROI.

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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