12 massive blunders most recruiters are making right now

12 massive blunders most recruiters are making right now

Many recruiters are adapting and re-skilling as the market evolves. Most are not. Indeed, the majority continue with tactics that don’t work. Here are the top 12 blunders I see recruiters making everywhere. How do you rate ?

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Keen for the weekend? Can you wait 224 days?

Recruitment is a tough job. This is about 100 times tougher.

I went on a cruise. Not my normal ‘thing’, but it was pretty good. Saw lots of cool places and ate too much. The usual, I suppose. I also met some of the most fascinating, hard working and impressive people I have ever met. And none of them were passengers! You see I am fascinated […]

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18 red-hot tips for the newbie recruiter

Starting your first job as a recruiter? Do this!

Every week I get a request from a newbie to the recruitment industry asking for guidance on how to succeed. It’s a tricky one because it’s a bit like asking the meaning of life, or the secret to being a brilliant parent. There is no easy, short, answer. However, here is my best road-map for […]

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New! Savage & Savage Speaking Tour, 2017

New! Savage & Savage Speaking Tour, 2017

Dear ‘Savage Truth’ reader, I am excited to invite you to my new Recruiter Masterclass series – aimed squarely at desk recruiters who want to skill up, rapidly grow fees, and thrive in changing times. S.P.R.I.N.T The Six Pillars of the Future-Fit Recruiter This half-day Masterclass will be held in March 2017, in nine cities […]

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Is the recruitment industry dysfunctional? That would be YES!

Is the recruitment industry dysfunctional? That would be YES!

I have written of the dysfunction in the recruitment industry before. And certainly the whole concept of taking non-exclusive, contingent job orders in competition is as rooted a business model, as I know. But now we are shooting ourselves in the foot yet again. I call it the ‘Cataclysmic Candidate Catastrophe’ and it’s so woven […]

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The people with the best people always win. Always.

The people with the best people always win. Always.

Technology? Yes, you have got to have the best, and you have to know how to use it. But the point of difference in recruitment is still people, and in my view that will increasingly be the case. Stands to reason. Everyone who is a serious player will be able to afford the best technology. […]

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