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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

Candidates are not an online commodity

Candidates are not an online commodity

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. Candidates are not an online commodity. Some people would have you be... Read On

5 recruiter mega-fails that will cost you money. And your job.

5 recruiter mega-fails that will cost you money. And your job.

We all know recruiters need to adapt. That is now trite to say. So then, why are so many recruiters around the world still stuck in the same tactics that they used in 1999? That won’t be sustainable. In fact recruiting 2009 style won’t cut it either. What do I mean? Who am I talking about? The a... Read On

Recruitment, Rock & Roll, and Relevance

Recruitment, Rock & Roll, and Relevance

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 was a vinyl record) in 1974 with Harvest, followed by a string of other huge sellers, and he is considered one of the biggest... Read On

The best business advice I could EVER give you

The best business advice I could EVER give you

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... Read On

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