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Greg Savage commented on Greg Savage's blog post 'Why ‘agency recruitment’ is totally screwed'
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The very best hiring plan. Ever!

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 12:09am 0 Comments

This is my shortest blog. But it might be my best ever.

It’s your hiring and retention plan for the next 30 years. Use it from today onwards. Never waver from it. See your business thrive.

Here it is…

‘No dickheads. No passengers’

That is it. Job done.

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Three Massive Recruitment ‘People-Blunders'

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 12:00am 0 Comments

Recruitment is a ‘people business’ in more ways than one.

If you own or run a recruitment business, you will know that staff salaries absorb 60% of your costs. That…

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Recruitment, Rock & Roll, and Relevance

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 4:00am 4 Comments

Neil Young was big when I was at school! The guy was at Woodstock for goodness sake!  (Look it up if you have to. You should know about it).

He had a mega-hit record (and it…

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Why ‘agency recruitment’ is totally screwed

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 12:00am 58 Comments

The recruitment agency business model is grotesquely dysfunctional.

It is broken.

Yes. It. Is.

Certainly for permanent recruitment.

We are just so used to it, have it so imbued in our psyche, that we don’t appreciated how farcical and damaging it is.

For…

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Two tips I learned from 30 years of business warfare.

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 11:30pm 4 Comments

This is a short blog. Which is ironic because it took me 30 years to learn what I share here.

Read carefully please. This will save you a world of pain.

  • When things are going well, when then results are good, when it seem you can do no wrong, be sure you don’t get taken in by your own bullshit. We are never as good as we think we are. And be careful too, not…
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At 8:23am on May 25, 2011, Michel Reverte gave Greg Savage a gift
At 4:08am on November 24, 2010, Jason Monastra said…
I have enjoyed some of the posts recently. You appear to have a diverse outlook on several areas of human capital management and provoke solid conversation hopefully leading people to develop solutions or evaluate their internal processes.
At 1:05pm on July 25, 2009, Dr Simon Harding said…
Thanks for connecting !
 
 
 

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