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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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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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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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New! Savage & Savage Speaking Tour, 2016

New! Savage & Savage Speaking Tour, 2016

My last speaking tour of Australia and New Zealand attracted 1,000 recruiters. This time, my brother Chris Savage joins me for an intensive Half-day Masterclass specifically for recruitment Owners and Managers. Our industry faces unprecedented change, and we are all grappling with many challenges. Yet conditions are perfect to differentiate, pull ahead of the market […]

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