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

    Some of my blog posts go viral, and literally hundreds of thousands of people read them. This one won’t. Even though it contains one of the most important ideas about recruitment I have ever had. If you are in recruitment, I encourage you to read it. To the end. Then reflect. Please. The fact is, [...]

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 sections were way thicker than the [...]

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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 industry [...]

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The greatest recruitment movies of all time!

The greatest recruitment movies of all time!

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 characters than most of theirs! Is Hollywood missing [...]

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10 words you must NEVER use to describe yourself

10 words you must NEVER use to describe yourself

Who am I to tell you how you can describe yourself? Nobody. So ignore me at your leisure. On the other hand, I can tell you for free that the words you use in your résumé, your LinkedIn profile, your Twitter bio, your cover letter, and in spoken language, create a response in the reader, [...]

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Qantas often annoys me. But this time, ‘well done’!

I see a lot of the inside of planes. Lately I have been assessing why I usually fly Qantas, as I have been getting more and more aggrieved at the airlines pricing policy. Seriously, Qantas regularly have Business Class seats at TWICE the price of comparable airlines to places like London. Some of my business [...]

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Greg Savage Masterclass: Back in London: September 2014.

The Savage Truth Tour is making its way to the UK, on 10th September 2014. Following the significant success of our 2013 event, I am partnering again with the Elite Recruitment Network and presenting two giant sessions, one for Recruiters, and one for Owners/Managers. Click on the Recruiter (morning) or Owner/Manager (afternoon) session, for full [...]

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