About Greg Savage

Over a career spanning thirty years, Greg Savage has established himself as a global recruitment leader. Greg is a regular keynote speaker at staffing and recruitment conferences around the world.

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12 crucial recruiter tips. (In 10 words or less).

12 crucial recruiter tips. (In 10 words or less).

A powerful two-minute read for all the desk recruiters out there. 12 tips. Each no longer than 10 words. Will lead you to fun and money. Click on the hyperlinks if you want more details on each concept. 1. Walk away from shitty margins or clients who disrespect you. (Here is how to do it) […]

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50,000 Twitter Followers! Only took 7 years, 2 weeks, and 5 days

50,000 Twitter Followers! Only took 7 years, 2 weeks, and 5 days

Modern recruiters build a strong online personal brand. It’s not cliche, it’s not marketing babble, it’s not the blathering of some pony-tailed, ear-ringed digital acolyte. It’s a deal-breaker for recruiting success. It will become the recruiters biggest asset. And this claim is based on the Twitter experience of a recruiter. An old-school, hard-case recruiter at […]

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The five biggest mistakes recruitment leaders are making now

The five biggest mistakes recruitment leaders are making now

It’s a tough time to be a recruitment leader. So many challenges, so much change. In my work across the globe, meeting and advising Owners and Managers of recruitment businesses, five key themes have emerged. Don’t make these mistakes as a recruitment leader, and if you work for a company that habitually falls into these […]

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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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