I have had some major highs in a career that is now deep into its 4th decade. Lots of hard work, lots of luck, and plenty of great people, have helped me to some success, which has been fun and lucrative. And I am proud of many milestones along the…Continue
Added by Greg Savage on October 19, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments
This blog is blunt. It’s about the commercial reality of making money in recruitment. If you run a business, and are making no money, this will probably explain why.
Or if you are a recruiter, it could explain why you can hardly scrape by on your income, or why you will get fired.
And the data suggests lots of recruiters, companies and individuals, are losing money. Many of them are managing to do that in an improving economy!
Added by Greg Savage on October 2, 2014 at 7:38am — No Comments
For as long as I remember (and in recruitment, that is a very, very long time) getting good candidates has always been about getting their attention.
Way back in the day, all newspapers were bulging with job-classified sections. Seriously, I remember the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age job sections were way thicker than the rest of the paper combined! It was the same across the world. And…Continue
Added by Greg Savage on September 15, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
A while ago I wrote what proved to be a popular blog about how to resign with grace.
But what about the manager who gets a resignation? How should they behave?
Sad to say, the commercial world is…Continue
When you consider what an emotional, competitive and crazy world recruitment is, and the characters it attracts, maybe it’s strange that there have not been more movies about the industry. I have seen all the “Wall Street-esq” movies and seriously, I have worked with and against crazier characters than most of theirs! Is Hollywood missing something here?
On the other hand, I can tell you for free that the words you use in your résumé, your LinkedIn profile, your…Continue
Welcome to the first ever ‘Savage Truth’ Infographic. Just to mix thing up a bit.
Short and sweet, too. Five recruiter essentials. Check you have them, won’t you?
Thanks to Ross Coverdale of Head Resourcing for producing this…Continue
Added by Greg Savage on July 15, 2014 at 2:13am — No Comments
OK, hate is a strong word. I am sure she does not actually hate you. (Well, maybe not).
But let’s say you irritate her, disappoint her, and ultimately incline her to regard you more as a liability than an asset. And that can only end in tears.
Technology is changing our industry, on all fronts. And of course, we are seeing the arrival of a myriad of online recruiting offerings, each claiming to be the beginning of the end for traditional recruitment.
But, lets get real.…Continue
If you are serious about building your business, you should be on Twitter. The benefits for all professionals looking to build brand, enhance their profile, and create relationships are…Continue
That won’t be sustainable. In fact recruiting 2009 style won’t cut it either.
What do I mean? Who am I talking…Continue
Recently I flew across the world as a guest of REC to speak to recruiters in Manchester and London.
The Business Brains II series included excellent presentations from Kevin…Continue
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…
That is it. Job done.
Added by Greg Savage on April 15, 2014 at 12:09am — No Comments
If you own or run a recruitment business, you will know that staff salaries absorb 60% of your costs. That…Continue
Added by Greg Savage on April 15, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments
He had a mega-hit record (and it…Continue
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.
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.
Recently I highlighted a new breed of recruiter who will thrive as technology and shifting customer attitudes disrupt the recruiting world like never before. I called these guys ‘drinkers’, although I later realised…Continue
We all know that the industry is hurtling through a period of extreme change and evolution.
But, ironically, few recruiters, or even business owners, are focusing on…Continue