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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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I have never recommended a book before. Till now. Buy it

I have never recommended a book before. Till now. Buy it

I started blogging and tweeting in about 2009. For several years, my brother Chris Savage, then the COO of the largest digital and marketing business in the southern hemisphere, ridiculed my social activities, describing them as ‘trivial’ and me as a ‘twat who tweets’. My response was of course unprintable, but certainly included the fact […]

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I am a bad, BAD listener. How about you?

I am a bad, BAD listener. How about you?

I like to think I am a solid communicator, and it’s true I can write a pithy paragraph, and contrive a sound argument. I can communicate ideas from a stage, or in a one-on-one, as well as most, I suppose. But communicating is listening too right? In fact, surely ‘understanding’ is the foundation of it all? […]

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250 Czech Recruiters show some love!

7 crazy things you only see at a Czech recruiter conference

I have attended Recruitment conferences all over the world, in countries and cities too numerous to list. But sometimes…you see something different! Recently I was the keynote speaker at the excellent Evolve Summit in the Czech Republic, and 7 very strange things happened!

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If I started a new recruitment company tomorrow, I would...

If I started a new recruitment company tomorrow, I would…

I have started several recruitment businesses, and I invest in new start-ups right now too. But if I were to rush back into the main game, and start a business tomorrow that I intended to run, there are certain things I would do, and others I would not. I certainly would build a business that […]

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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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