Speaking Events


Watch this page for dates, booking links and listing information regarding all Greg’s upcoming speaking events

The Final Savage Speaking Tour

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of starting his first job in recruitment, the RCSA is proud to present Greg Savage in 2.5-hour keynote where he outlines the lessons, tactics, secrets and mantras he had gleaned from a glittering life-long career in the industry.

Combined with amusing real-life anecdotes, freely sharing his many mistakes, Greg will focus on the key pillars of success as a recruiter, managing your recruitment career, the formula for recruiters to thrive in the future, selling, BD and negotiation tips, the success secrets of the billing manager, the formula for high billing recruiters and highly profitable recruitment companies, learnings about business growth, leadership, as well as wealth creation and building your business for exit.

Everyone in recruitment will love this frank and insightful 2.5-hour session, where Greg will hold nothing back, and offer the best of his extensive experience in recruitment all over the world. Questions will be taken from the floor as well. So don’t miss this priceless opportunity.

Recruiters, managers and owners, will all benefit from what amounts to a template for success. There is so much takeaway for everyone, from someone who has truly just about done it all in recruitment and business.

The admission price includes a copy Greg’s book. “The Savage Truth”. Lessons in leadership, business and life from 40 years in recruitment” (RRP $34.95)

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Please click on individual event link below:

Canberra: 4th March 2020
Adelaide: 5th March 2020
Perth: 6th March 2020
Sydney: 11th March 2020
Brisbane: 12th March 2020
Melbourne: 13th March 2020
Christchurch: 18th March 2020
Wellington: 19th March 2020
Auckland: 20th March 2020

 Early Bird discounts till 31st January, 2020

‘The Savage Truth’ RCSA ‘Pop -up” Book Launch Tour ANZ

Drinks, canapés, networking and brief interview with Greg Savage

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Brisbane – November 19th – Book Now

Melbourne – November 20th – Book Now

Sydney – November 21st – Book Now

Christchurch – November 26th – Book Now

Wellington – November 27th – Book Now

Auckland – November 28th – Book Now

Perth – December 10th – Book Now

Adelaide – December 11th – Book Now

Canberra – December 12th – Book Now

The Savage Truth Book Launch

JobAdder is excited to announce the official launch events for Greg Savage’s new book, The Savage Truth. We will be hosting two free events in Sydney and Auckland, where you can network with Greg and your industry peers in a casual setting.

Each attendee will receive a free copy of The Savage Truth, which documents Greg’s stellar career in recruitment and the lessons he has learned on leadership, business and life over a career spanning four decades.

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Sydney – November 13th – Book Now

Auckland – November 28th – Book Now

The Craft of Recruitment Masterclass Series

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) Australia, in collaboration with Greg Savage, are pleased to announce an APSCo Premium Masterclass Event Series, coming to Sydney and Melbourne in November 2019.

Greg, author of the soon to be released ‘The Savage Truth’ autobiography, will lead 2 half day masterclasses for APSCo Australia Members and guests.

The Craft of Recruitment, will explore influencing, persuading, advising, consulting, networking and building reputation and brand. Greg, who brings more than 40 years of experience in recruitment and leadership, calls these ‘the moments of truth’ in recruitment because it’s in those interactions that outcomes can be influenced for the greater good.

This masterclass is a must attend for all recruitment industry professionals, regardless of position or tenure. Automation will take much of the work recruiters currently do. What must they now excel at? How can they ensure they add real value

Companies are encouraged to engage their entire team to attend this unique and exclusive event, from newbies to veterans, all will benefit from honing the skills that make a real difference in unlocking the potential of the modern staffing workforce.

Greg promises that participants will come away with skills that will enhance their confidence, self-esteem and billings and as a special bonus, every participant will leave with their very own copy of ‘The Savage Truth’ book

Tickets for ‘The Craft of Recruitment – Owning the moments of truth that matter’ are on sale now and include a 10% discount for purchases of 5 or more in a single transaction.

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Sydney – November 8th, Ivy Ballroom – Book Now

Melbourne – November 21st, Art Centre Pavilion – Book Now

To purchase 5 or more tickets, email stacey@apscoau.org with your requirements and attendee details to have your discount applied.

Savage Sell: Sophisticated sales for the future-fit recruiter

Machines will do all the hackwork in recruitment soon. You have to be brilliant at adding value where Artificial Intelligence can’t!  That means influencing, persuading, advising, consulting, negotiating, and building reputation and brand.

The Savage Sell UK format is a fast-paced 4-hour intensive yet fun workshop. It’s made up of entirely new content, providing a proven blueprint on every facet of leading edge sales. Plus a full workbook for every attendee to take away.

Designed to equip you and your teams to bill 25% more in the next 12 months. Savage Sell will give you the recipe for accelerated selling, the latest ‘insider’ consulting, negotiating and selling tactics.

Here are just some of the Savage Sell ingredients:

  • How Artificial intelligence will change recruitment and re-invent the recruiter role—demanding we learn to sell!
  • The secret keys to strategic selling.
  • How to differentiate what you offer your clients and candidates.
  • The magic secret of ‘social selling’.
  • The power of storytelling in recruiting sales.
  • The incredible ‘Power of One’ (or, ‘money for nothing’)
  • The secret sauce on selling to big companies.
  • 7 steps to grow existing clients.

This REC Masterclass is a must for any recruiter who wants to grow and future-proof their business and career.

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Glasgow: 17th September 2019

Manchester18th September 2019

London: 19th September 2019

Secrets of the successful Billing Manager

All new masterclass sessions for billing managers, the hardest job in recruitment

Greg Savage is back with an all new masterclass for any recruiter who has to juggle the demands of having personal targets and managing consultants.

The role of a billing manager is THE most challenging job in recruitment, and often means billing big fees, managing clients and candidates, meeting personal targets, but also handling, training and minding a team of recruiters as well. It’s often a disastrous transition for a good recruiter who is thrust into Team Leadership. The skills are entirely different and the balancing of the two jobs a uniquely hard challenge. Yet it’s so critical to recruitment business success!

This session is essential for anyone who aspires to have a successful management career in recruitment, including:

  • Senior Consultants
  • Team leaders
  • Managers
  • Managers of Managers

This half-day master class has zero ‘theory’. It’s all learned on the job from managing teams of recruiters while billing and learning how the best Billing Managers succeed.

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Melbourne: 27th February 2019

Brisbane: 1st March 2019

Auckland: 6th March 2019

Sydney: 8th March 2019

Web Steam (view remotely)

Super Early Bird Rates – Book before 13 December 2018

Early Bird Rates – Book before 31 January 2019

Machines will do hackwork, process and drudgery. You, the human, must be brilliant at what machines cannot do! And machines can’t sell. To drive sales success in this ‘new world’ of recruitment….

You must learn to Savage Sell! (Full Details of Content Here)

The Savage Sell format is a fast-paced 4-hour intensive yet fun workshop. It’s made up of entirely new content, providing a proven blueprint on every facet of leading-edge sales

Three big days in South Africa

Johannesburg: 24th July 2018

Durban: 26th July 2018

Cape Town: 27th July 2018

This seminar is all new content. Never been presented in SA before

Last Savage tour to SA was sold out!


SocialTalent will be hosting world-renowned recruitment expert Greg Savage in Dublin on 11th April 2018.

Greg will be delivering a masterclass entitled ‘Leadership IS Action’.

Don’t miss your chance to learn from one of the industries heavy hitters.This session will benefit anyone in a leadership role or who aspires to leadership.

Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment and join us at The Alex Hotel on April 11th.


07:30 – Refreshments and Networking
08:00 – Greg Savage Masterclass – Leadership IS Action
09:15 – Q+A with Greg
09:30 – Event Ends

Leadership IS Action

Greg Savage has been managing people since he was in his early twenties, and has gone on to build, own and manage businesses of many hundreds of people, and in some cases spanning multiple offices, in many countries.

He freely admits he got a great deal wrong. But he learned a little.

In this punchy, totally original, 75min keynote, Greg shares his learning about leadership, motivation, coaching, retention and productivity.

A sample of topics he will cover include:

  • The difference between management and leadership
  • Why would anyone want to be led by you?
  • How leadership can be learned and burnished
  • People leverage
  • The seven critical secrets of great leadership
  • Coaching for greatness
  • Clarity. A leadership skill
  • Leadership. The production of more leaders not more followers
  • Creating the climate where people and productivity soar
  • 12 communication commandments for leadership
  • Creating a high-performance culture
  • Leadership in the AI era
  • Brand you. What are you known for?
  • Goodwill equity. The secret sauce!

Machines will do hackwork, process and drudgery. You, the human, must be brilliant at what machines cannot do! And machines can’t sell. To drive sales success in this ‘new world’ of recruitment….

You must learn to Savage Sell! (Full Details Here)

The Savage Sell format is a fast-paced 4-hour intensive yet fun workshop. It’s made up of entirely new content, providing a proven blueprint on every facet of leading-edge sales

Please click on individual event link below:

Canberra. 7 th March, 2018.

Adelaide. 8 th March, 2018.

Perth. 9 th March, 2018.

Melbourne. 14 th March, 2018.

Brisbane. 15th March, 2018.

Sydney. 16th March, 2018

Christchurch. 21st March, 2018.

Wellington. 22nd March, 2018

Auckland. 23rd March, 2018

All new content. Early Bird discounts till 31st January, 2018

London Speaking April 2017

Re-invent yourself to be the recruitment leader of tomorrow: London, April 5th. Elite Leaders

Building a recruitment business in the digital age: London, April 6th. Clients of Idibu

Building a recruitment business in the digital age: London, April 6th. Clients of Idibu

Full details

‘Powering Profits in Disrupted Times’

London. 14th June 2016.

(In association with Elite Recruitment Network)

Greg Savage Masterclass for Recruiters – ‘Will the new ‘golden era’ of recruitment pass you by’?

Greg Savage Masterclass for Owners and Managers – ‘Building your business for profit and exit ‘.

Dublin, Republic of Ireland. 2nd June 2016.

(In association with Social Talent)

Greg Savage Recruiting Masterclass for Recruiters – ‘Will the new ‘golden era’ of recruitment pass you by’?

Glasgow, Scotland. 1st June 2016

(In association with Firefish Software)

‘Powering Profits in Disrupted Times’ March, 2016

Half-day Masterclass for recruitment leaders determined to thrive in the new era. With Chris Savage.

Australia/New Zealand Tour: Owner and Manager Savage Growth Accelerator Master Class.

Adelaide: 4th March 2016

Perth: 10th March 2016

Melbourne: 3rd March 2016

Sydney: 11th March 2016

Brisbane: 9th March 2016

Auckland: 1st March 2016

Oracle Transformational HR Breakfast Series

Guest Speaker Greg Savage

Auckland: 18th November, 2015

‘Talent Acquisition in the Digital Age’

Brisbane: Wednesday 11th November, 2015

Watts Next Breakfast

To attend: Contact Sue-Ellen Watts:  SWatts@wattsnext.com.au

United Kingdom Speaking Tour: October 2015: REC Scale Up Series

London, 20th October, 2015 (Recruiter session SOLD OUT! New date,19th October)

Manchester, 21st October, 2015

There will be  3.5-hour Consultant Masterclass and a 2.5 hour Owner/Manager Masterclass in each location.

Central and Eastern European Recruiters ‘Evolve Summit, 2015’

Brno, Czech Republic, 14th October, 2015

Keynote Speaker ‘Thriving in the new era of recruitment’.


English Website

‘Talent Acquisition in the Digital Age’

Melbourne: Thursday 8th October, 12 noon

People2People Recruitment Forum

To attend: Contact Erin Devlin:  erin@people2people.com.au

RCSA International Conference Hamilton Island 2nd – 4th September 2015

Keynote speaker

Oracle Transformational HR Breakfast Series

  • Melbourne: 18th August, 2015
  • Sydney: 19th August, 2015
  • Auckland: 18th November, 2015

RCSA. February & March 2015, Round Australia and NZ speaking tour: Recruiter Masterclass

  • Adelaide – Wednesday 18 February 2015
  • Perth – Thursday, 19 February 2015
  • Brisbane – Tuesday, 24 February 2015
  • Melbourne – Wednesday, 25 February 2015
  • Canberra – Thursday, 26 February 2015
  •  Sydney – Friday, 27 February 2015
  • Christchurch – Wednesday, 4 March 2015
  • Wellington – Thursday, 5 March 2015
  • Auckland – Friday, 6 March 2015

Details and bookings HERE

See Greg speak about the masterclass:

New World of Talent: How to acquire, support and develop talent in today’s world, 19th November 2014

The World Leaders in Recruitment Conference Sydney, 14th October 2014; Keynote address

Greg Savage Masterclass: London, 10th September 2014

South Africa Tour! Johannesberg on May 26th and Cape Town June 3rdDetails here

NPA Conference: Sunshine Coast, Queensland , Australia. May 16th 2014: Keynote Address

REC UK.  Manchester and London, England. April 3rd and 4th, 2014. “Business Brains”. Recruitment Masterclass

Savage Truth Elite Recruiter Masterclass – London: 22nd November, 2013

The Savage Truth Tour is making its way to the UK in November, 2013.

The event, hosted by Elite Recruitment Network is titled “The Future of Recruitment: New Kool vs. Old Skool” and takes the form of a half-day Masterclass, to be held in London on November 22nd, 2013.

Click on the morning or afternoon session, whichever suits your schedule (they have the same content).

Morning session: 9.00 am – 12.30 pm

Afternoon session: 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm

Big Biller Summit : October 22-27, 2013

Big Biller Summit is the world’s biggest virtual conference for recruiting and staffing professionals. I am speaking along with 19 other global staffing experts

Savage Truth readers can grab a FREE pass here

‘The Savage Truth Australia/NZ Tour’: RCSA Acumen Series: October 2013

Brisbane: 15th October
Perth: 16th October
Adelaide: 17th October
Sydney: 22nd October
Melbourne: 23rd October
Auckland: 24th October

Book here now

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Free Webinar ‘The future of recruiting’: 4th June 2013

Greg Savage interviewed by Shane McCusker
Sign up here:  http://www.intel-sw.com/blog


‘The Savage Truth Australia/NZ Tour’: Coming in October 2013

Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Auckland, Adelaide
Watch this space for details!

Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne: late May 2013

Your Corporate and Personal Brand: Does it Attract Or Repel?
RCSA Event – Details coming!!
Facilitator/ Commentator

Sydney: 17 May 2013

NPA International Conference
Keynote Speaker: “The future of Recruiting”

South Africa: 7-10 May 2013

“The Savage Truth Tour”

  • Cape Town – May 7th
  • Durban – May 8th
  • Johannesburg – May 10th

I will present two half-day seminars in each city:

“Future Proof your Recruitment Career” (9am-12pm)
“Build a Profitable Recruitment Business” (1pm-4pm)

Melbourne: 21 March 2013

RCSA Forum: Breakthrough to Excellence
Keynote Speaker: “Leadership is Action”

New Zealand: 17-18 October 2012

RHUB New Zealand
Keynote Speaker: “The Future of Recruitment”

Singapore: 5-6 September 2012

The Global Recruiter APAC Recruitment Summit
Keynote Speaker
Day 1: The Future of Recruitment in Asia – New Kool vs Old School
Day 2: The craft of recruitment – The ‘old’ skills we need to reinvent in Asian recruiting

Fiji: 29-31 August 2012

RCSA International Conference
Keynote Speaker: The great social recruitment paradox

Singapore:  23 – 24 July 2012

Online Reputation Excellence Asia Masterclass
Speaker: Building Brand via Social Media for the Smaller Company

Melbourne: 28th May

Recruiting Masterclass. evolve2survive

Sydney: 25th May

Recruiting Masterclass. evolve2survive

Sydney: 23rd May 2012

Sofitel Hotel Sydney
Australasian Talent Conference (ATC) 2012
Keynote Speaker: Passive Talent and Social Media: “Firebrand: Going where no other Agency has been before”

Sydney: 21st March 2012

Hilton Hotel Sydney
RHUB – The Road Ahead  – marketing and talent strategy for recruiters
Keynote Speaker:  Social Fire! Using Social Media to gain competitive advantage

Auckland:  1st March 2012

Firebrand Talent Search
125 The Strand, Parnell 1151
Lunch Time Address: Talent attraction and retention in the digital age
Details:  Julie Prentice  jprentice@firebrandtalent.com

Melbourne: 9th February 2012

Firebrand Talent Search
460 Bourke Street
Melbourne Vic 300
Lunch Time Address: Talent attraction and retention in the digital age
Details:  Alex Kenning akenning@firebrandtalent.com

Kuala Lumpur: 6th July 2011

Malaysian Digital Association
Keynote Speaker: ‘Changing Recruitment Landscape in a Digital Age’

Sydney: 23rd June 2011

Rydges World Square
Creating On line Sustainable Recruitment Strategies
Keynote Speaker: Designing and implementing an effective Social Media Recruitment Strategy for a niche market: A Case Study

Sydney: May 20th

RCSA Panel Breakfast Series
‘Different Thinking’ – Lessons, tips and inspiration from industry leaders

Melbourne: 17,18 May 2011

iStrategy – ‘Transform your Digital Strategy’ Conference
Keynote Speaker:’Changing Recruitment Landscape in a Digital Age’

17, 18 and 19 February 2011

Track Leader at:
#Tru Unconfernce in London

Melbourne: 24th November 2010

ITCRA Gala Dinner
Key Note Speaker
“20 ways the world of recruitment is changing’

Auckland, New Zealand: 12th November

2010 RCSA Breakfast Seminar
“Restocking the Skills Briefcase”

Sydney: Tuesday 9th November

Sydney Bloggers’ Festival 2010
Stream: Digital PR & Corporate Communication Conference stream
CEO keynote address: Online communications for the CEO: challenges & opportunities
Case study: The Savage Truth
Venue: Watersedge, The Rocks, Sydney

Alice Springs & Darwin: October 13th & 14th

Northern Territory Government
October Business Month
Keynote Speaker
The Savage Truth – TaleNT Attraction, RecruitmeNT and ReteNTion

Hobart, Tasmania: 25-27th August 2010

RCSA Confernce  – Hobart, Tasmania
“Bridging Connections”
Featured Key Note Speaker
Greg Savage – CEO Aquent International
“New engagement for a new world – A case study in changing the recruitment conversation”
Apart from his reputation as a business leader, Greg Savage is known throughout our industry as a recruiting trainer and coach. His management and consultant skills session sell out all over the Australia and New Zealand. But this session is different. Designed for recruiting leadership, and presented exclusively at the RCSA leadership conference, Greg will share exactly what he is doing at Aquent to change the way his business engages with clients, relates to talent and builds loyalty from their own staff. Its happening to Greg right now so you will hear the strategy as well as how some of the plans are working out..or not! Few recruitment leaders would share such strategic imperatives, and fewer still will divulge the results, but Greg will outline the Aquent social media strategy, the new customer service charter and a brave new way Aquent are dealing with client commitment – amongst much else.

For details visit the website: http://www.rcsa.com.au/BC2010

Sydney: 1st June 2010

RCSA Consultant Forum 2010
Recruiting Skills for the New Era – Greg Savage MRCSA (Life) AQUENT
“Restocking the Skills Briefcase”The fact is that the skills and tactics that got you where you are today, will NOT be good enough to take you where you
want to go! The market has shifted,technology has evolved and client and candidate expectations have risen.This session will uncover the key skills many recruiters lost during the boom years, which now need to be relearned,and will also highlight brand new approaches to client and candidate interaction. Full of practical take-aways and immediately useable tips and tactics, this is session for all would-be top performers for details Click here to download the event brochure for more information.


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