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The best recruiter Christmas party in the history of recruitment!

The best recruiter Christmas party in the history of recruitment!

I don’t like recruitment Christmas parties. And I have been to a few. At least 50 I would say. 50? How old are you Greg? 100? No, not quite. But 35 years in this biz, and many years where I went to several parties, across various offices of the businesses I ran, means I have […]

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Greg Savage ‘Modern Recruiter Masterclass’ in Europe!

Greg Savage ‘Modern Recruiter Masterclass’ in Europe!

Dear European ‘Savage Truth’ readers, I am very excited to invite you to my new half-day ‘Modern Recruiter Masterclass’ to be held in Prague and Bratislava in April 2017 Maybe you saw me speak at the ‘Evolve’ Conference in Brno in 2015? Certainly you are a reader of my blog, so it would be wonderful […]

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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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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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