• Always be recruiting. Even if you are not hiring.

    If I had a dollar for every time a recruiting manager told me they cannot find high-quality consultants, I guess I would be a wealthy man. However, mostly it’s clear they don’t have the faintest idea what it takes to win the battle for the best talent.

Always be recruiting. Even if you are not hiring.

Always be recruiting. Even if you are not hiring.

If I had a dollar for every time a recruiting manager told me they cannot find high-quality consultants, I guess I would be a wealthy man. Equally, when I talk to corporate hiring managers, they constantly bemoan the shortage of quality talent. Yet, when I ask what they are doing about capturing the best staff […]

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Recruiters, your Job Board is going to eat you!

Recruiters, your Job Board is going to eat you!

I have verbalised strong views on job boards over the years. An important part of the candidate acquisition mix, sure, but also increasingly becoming ineffective, geared only to active job-seekers, and in some cases price-gouging the very recruitment fraternity that allowed them to thrive in the first place. In Australia, Seek came onto the scene […]

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Phone sourcing is a seduction - not a sell!

Phone sourcing is a seduction – not a sell!

Last week I said it was simply dumb not to use the phone to approach top talent. That blog hit a nerve, got 5,000 hits in the first 24 hours of publication, and countless social shares. But the question arises. What about the call itself? What do we say? What are we trying to achieve? […]

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Hey stupid! Pick up the phone.

Hey stupid! Pick up the phone.



The battle for quality, unique candidates is starting to resemble a cage fight. 

Why do so many recruiters treat it as though they are in a pillow fight? I am not easy to shock. Especially when it comes to recruiters and recruitment. Yet, here is the transcript of a recent conversation between a smart, experienced […]

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Revenue is vanity. Profit is sanity. Cash is reality.

Revenue is vanity. Profit is sanity. Cash is reality.

I speak to a lot of business owners and managers. Some green, some very experienced. And I find that many simply do not understand the true financial position of their business. You might be shocked to hear it. Some just don’t ensure accurate, timely financial reporting. I mean no P&L for months! Many others clearly […]

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Greg Savage London Recruiter Masterclass SOLD OUT! New date announced

Greg Savage London Recruiter Masterclass SOLD OUT! New date announced

So, I never expected THAT four months out from the event, but there it is. London Recruiter Masterclass 20th October is SOLD OUT. But, fear not! An extra session is now set for the 19th October So, as the rock promoters say, “Hurry, there will be no more dates announced“ EXTRA London Recruiter Masterclass. 19th […]

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