• Why great recruiters make dud managers

    Promoting your best recruiter into the manager role is usually a mistake. In fact it can destroy careers, and even risk your business. And it usually goes wrong for one very simple, but compelling reason. Read more

In recruitment, everybody sells, baby!

I read recently some ‘recruitment expert’ advising owners of recruitment companies to phase out ‘billing managers’ and to allow a team of ‘dedicated managers’ to simply ‘run’ the business’. Now, how should I put this as calmly as I can? OK, this will have to do. Bullshit! In Australia, New Zealand and the UK, 90% […]

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New! Greg Savage ANZ Speaking Tour 2015

Good news! We are about to enter a new golden era for recruitment in Australia and New Zealand. Lots of growth to be had and money to be made. Mostly all we hear about is the death of agency recruitment, but to me it’s clear that conditions are just about right for a revival of […]

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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 compelling reason. They […]

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10 everyday phrases that basically mean "Get F****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 the opposite. Here are 10 […]

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My career. Multiple screw-ups, and ONE thing I got right.

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 way, possibly capped by the […]

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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 […]

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