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Why great recruiters make dud managers

Why great recruiters make dud managers

It’s one of the biggest mistakes I have made, and many others are making it right now. Promoting your top recruiter into a manager role. Of course, a great recruiter can become a great manager. It happens. But it’s not a given. In fact it’s actually unlikely. For one very simple, but compe... Read On

10 everyday phrases that basically mean “Get *****d”

10 everyday phrases that basically mean “Get *****d”

We use them, and hear them, all the time. Politely worded little sentences that in fact contain a very clear message. And that message is often highly aggressive, or at best dismissive and derisory. Often, the words are themselves pedantically polite, but the tone, and the intent are most definitely... Read On

Most Recruiters Are Losing Money

Most Recruiters Are Losing Money

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 sug... Read On

The secret to candidate acquisition that no-one EVER told you!

The secret to candidate acquisition that no-one EVER told you!

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 s... Read On

Somebody resigned? Don’t be a fool. Stay cool.

Somebody resigned? Don’t be a fool. Stay cool.

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 rife with mind-blowing tales of how badly bosses react when an employee resigns. In the recruitment indu... Read On

The Greatest Recruitment Movies of all Times!

The Greatest Recruitment Movies of all Times!

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 charac... Read On

36 lessons I learned from 2,000 client visits

36 lessons I learned from 2,000 client visits

Have I done 2,000 client visits? Definitely, at least that many. All over the world.* I did not count them, obviously, but one a week over my career, takes me well over that number. So did I learn anything? I like to think so. Do these resonate with you? Just doing a visit is not enough. You have to... Read On

Five recruiter ‘must haves’ (Infographic)

Five recruiter ‘must haves’ (Infographic)

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 Infographic.   About The Savage Truth Written by Greg Savage, T... Read On

Recruiters. Never forget. Followers are vanity – sales are sanity!

Recruiters. Never forget. Followers are vanity – sales are sanity!

Anyone who has heard me speak, or read my blog, knows I believe social media has an important role to play in business development, attracting talent, and building brand. I have coached my recruiters how to do that, and now many companies pay me to teach them how to do it. But let’s get real here.... Read On

What all recruiters WANT to say to their clients, and should – but don’t!

What all recruiters WANT to say to their clients, and should – but don’t!

For agency recruiters, it often feels like clients are toying with them these days. It feels for all the world that some* Line Managers, Internal Recruiters and HR types have conspired to make life for recruiters as hellish as possible. Job briefs given out to 6 agents, ‘urgent’ orders postponed... Read On

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