• Such a great recruitment business. So I bought it! And why.

    Well, I didn’t buy the whole business. But I did invest a significant amount of money for a significant shareholding, and a place on the Board. Why would I do it? Why this company? What does a recruitment business have to make it attractive and long term?

Such a great recruitment business. So I bought it! And why.

Such a great recruitment business. So I bought it! And why.

Well, I didn’t buy the whole business. But I did invest a significant amount of money for a significant shareholding, and a place on the Board. I thought long and hard about publishing this blog. This is personal financial information after all. Not really something to ‘share’. And I have invested in plenty of other […]

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Canidate Strategy

Your current candidate strategy is a catastrophe

The way both Agency and Corporate recruiters ‘attract’ and find candidates is, for the most part, an unmitigated disaster, costing a fortune and resulting in ‘B’ class hires, and an ever-increasing ‘time to hire’. And no one seems to care or even notice! I have written about other aspects of the dysfunction of the agency […]

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Recruiter KPIs. From Crap to Credible.

Re-inventing KPIs for the modern recruiter.

Mostly, recruiters hate KPIs. Often, relentless focus on KPIs does more harm than good. Routinely, Managers drive old-school KPIs because they are bereft of any new ideas to increase productivity, and sad to say, the less success delivered by the old tactics, the more the manager pushes the KPI! It’s a destructive cycle of pain […]

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I have never recommended a book before. Till now. Buy it

I have never recommended a book before. Till now. Buy it

I started blogging and tweeting in about 2009. For several years, my brother Chris Savage, then the COO of the largest digital and marketing business in the southern hemisphere, ridiculed my social activities, describing them as ‘trivial’ and me as a ‘twat who tweets’. My response was of course unprintable, but certainly included the fact […]

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The big secret. Unique candidates

The big secret. Unique candidates

It is a scandal how much work recruiters do that they do not get paid for. And it’s getting worse. But there is a way to get a greater return on your efforts. Sadly, 90% of recruiters have no idea how. You can learn the secret now…

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Are you ‘Yesterday’s Hero’, on the slide to recruiting hell?

Are you ‘Yesterday’s Hero’, on the slide to recruiting hell?

Agency recruitment is not dying. In fact it’s thriving. But not for everyone! The winners will be the modern recruiters who evolve, re-tool, up-skill and re-invent. The rate of change in recruitment means the landscape is littered with ‘yesterday’s heroes’ Is that where you are headed? Check out my two minute video where I explain […]

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