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Twitter for business: 18 things you should NOT do

Another great post, written by Firebrand Marketing Director Carolyn Hyams, originally published on the Firebrand blog

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Added by Greg Savage on October 22, 2012 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

There is nothing special about France…

Well, of course, that is not true. Plenty about France is special. Like the cheese. And the cafés. And the bread. And a delicious glass of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Or Duck Confit. Or the way a French woman can twist a scarf into the sexiest thing imaginable.

Yes, plenty of special things in France.

But not in recruitment!

My recruitment career has allowed me the tremendous privilege of running and owning recruitment businesses all over the world.…

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Added by Greg Savage on October 15, 2012 at 8:37pm — 2 Comments

13 things that really annoy people on LinkedIn

Great post, written by Firebrand Marketing Director Carolyn Hyams, originally published on the Firebrand Talent Blog

Almost everyone I’m in contact with through business is on LinkedIn these days (…

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Added by Greg Savage on October 8, 2012 at 10:30pm — 13 Comments

Arrogant recruiter gets a good smack!

Sadly it’s true; there are arrogant, unpleasant, aggressive recruiters in this world (but not many!).



Anyway, the very worst amongst these, a smug, self-important, borderline sleaze-ball, was interviewing a young graduate, and as was his wont, he thought humiliating her would be a good way to go.



“So” he snorted, leaning back in his chair and sneering at the young woman opposite him “What makes you
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Added by Greg Savage on October 8, 2012 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

Social recruiting. Online is where the seduction takes place… but offline is where the consummation happens.

In my last blog post I listed 25 things I said at the RCSA Conference that apparently inspired, concerned and irritated the audience in equal part. Read about those in…

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Added by Greg Savage on October 3, 2012 at 10:28am — 5 Comments

50 (half) smart, or (vaguely) controversial things I said at the RCSA Conference (Part 1)

Apparently my presentation at the RCSA Conference caused consternation, irritation, and even inspiration, in equal part. A success then, by my measure. I have had a lot of requests for summaries of the content, so here are 50 things I said that day. Although, in Part 1 we start with the first 25. The rest you can get in next weeks blog. Hope you enjoy this…

  1. My presentation today is so different to…
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Added by Greg Savage on September 18, 2012 at 6:29am — 2 Comments

What I told the man who asked me about recruitment...

Recently I was interviewed by Terry Edwards, from Drew Coaching.

The audio recording is available, free, and can be accessed via the link below.

http://recruitment-coach.com/asktheexpert/

During the…

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Added by Greg Savage on September 11, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

What the smartest people in recruitment told me last week…

I was at the RCSA Conference in Fiji last week. As a speaker, but also as an attendee. And I took some notes, trying to capture the highlights. I share these with you today. Enjoy.

(I, of course, also said dozens of fascinating things, but today, I shine the light elsewhere). :)

Mike Walsh

  • Think New. Think Big.…
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Added by Greg Savage on September 4, 2012 at 7:40pm — 8 Comments

The very best recruiter I have ever known

Graham Whelan is the best recruiter I’ve ever met.

And he has been that way since before most of you reading this article got to high school.

Last week I went to lunch with Graham, and 2 other long-standing recruiting colleagues, all now competitors, all significant achievers in our industry.

After the usual banter, and a sombre reflection on the fact that between us we had 120 years…

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Added by Greg Savage on August 20, 2012 at 8:37pm — 13 Comments

Your fate as a recruiter: Nirvana, failure… or hell!

You are a recruiter. Doesn’t matter where you work, or what you do. If you recruit, especially in an agency, you will end up with a future that looks like one of these three.

1: You are superb at it. You learn the skills, you earn the relationships. You enjoy high self-esteem, respect from your customers, and reap fun and money. Your job is exhilarating, and it feels like a vocation and a hobby, not work at all, because you tackle it with…

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Added by Greg Savage on August 6, 2012 at 7:34pm — 3 Comments

A client in pain is a very good thing!

Every great recruiter knows how to triage their job orders, and understands the importance of prioritising.

By and large, we only get paid for the people we place, so we have to work…

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Added by Greg Savage on July 24, 2012 at 1:10am — 1 Comment

Some hiring managers just don’t get it!

Dear Hiring Manager,

So, just to make sure I clearly understand you.

You consistently…

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Added by Greg Savage on July 9, 2012 at 8:44pm — 7 Comments

Candidate care’ clichés and other corporate codswallop!

‘Candidate care’ in recruitment.

“It’s like inviting 100 people to a party at your house and then leaving 95 of them outside in…

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Added by Greg Savage on June 25, 2012 at 10:30pm — 8 Comments

So, you are in reception, waiting for your client…

If you enjoy the blog, check out The Savage Truth Facebook Page, for more recruiting tactics and ideas.

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Success in recruiting is all about doing a lot of small things… very well.

Pretty much all recruiters follow the same process. We screen, we interview, we match, we meet clients, and we engineer scores of mini interactions which stitch…

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Added by Greg Savage on June 11, 2012 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Massage your client's ‘social ego’ for a happy ending

Some things in life are so obvious, we just can’t see them. And it shocks me how few people understand what the important part of ‘social media’ or ‘social networking’ actually is.

The exciting aspect of the boom in social technologies is not the technology at all, (Sorry geeks). It’s the ‘social’ part.

And the core rules of socialising online are the same as socialising face-to-face.

Pandering flattery offline can be easily detected, and only…

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Added by Greg Savage on May 28, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The golden rule of cold-calling. Don’t

Almost all recruiters are told they must cold-call to build a client-base.

Sadly, that is mostly bad advice.

Certainly it is true that all recruiters need to develop clients, identify prospects and find ways to build sustainable relationships. And often that means connecting with people you have never dealt with before. So yes, we are business developers, and in a tight market that becomes even more critical.

But, if at all possible, don’t cold…

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Added by Greg Savage on May 15, 2012 at 12:39am — 24 Comments

There is no such thing as a ‘passive candidate’

I have to admit I am sick and tired of hearing talk of ‘active’ and ‘passive’ candidates. Even though I admit to freely using the terms myself… until very recently.

But I am going to stop doing that.

People ramble on about ‘passive’ candidates, as if this is a totally fresh breed of human being, that only new-age, especially savvy recruiters know how to connect with. The ‘passive candidate’ has become a mystical ‘super-talent’, somehow superior and different to the bog-standard…

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Added by Greg Savage on April 30, 2012 at 9:09pm — 28 Comments

Are we there yet? Is the hiring market finally taking off ? (a global view)

The most common question I get asked these days, by clients, candidates, journalists and even my own staff, is whether the job market is improving around the world. Is confidence on the up? Specifically, are employers hiring again, or do they plan to?

To make an informed assessment of the coming quarter, I have looked at our business activity in the countries and cities where Firebrand operates. Are job orders increasing in…

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Added by Greg Savage on April 16, 2012 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Discount! Did you say... discount?

“So let me just clarify your position on this, Mr Client.

You spend 30 minutes telling me all the recruiters you have used so far are hopeless, they provide zero value, they can’t find the talent you want, their service is pathetic, and they do not understand your business.

Then, we spend hours going through your needs, you are excited because we really understand you and your role, and  you are confident we can access…

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Added by Greg Savage on April 2, 2012 at 9:39pm — 4 Comments

Are you a LinkedIn Liar?

Don't get me wrong. I use LinkedIn a lot, and of course so do all the recruiters at Firebrand.

But there are issues with LinkedIn. Flaws.

One of the most obvious is that LinkedIn appears to have no system to monitor accuracy of data on their network. Indeed, they freely admit that many profiles are bogus, and that many people have several LinkedIn profiles.

Only last week I was at a the…

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Added by Greg Savage on March 26, 2012 at 5:28pm — 19 Comments

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