Greg Savage's Blog – July 2011 Archive (5)

The global job market – what’s happening right now?

This weeks post is a little different, in two ways.

Firstly, it is in fact a Vlog, rather than a blog, and I encourage you to watch the video, focusing more on the content than the plain visage of your faithful blogger!

Secondly instead of a recruitment tip, I am focusing today on the global job market. Is it improving?

I travel a lot. Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and the UK just…


Added by Greg Savage on July 27, 2011 at 9:58pm — No Comments

I’d love to have a beer with Duncan…..

A few weeks ago we received the tragic news that a good friend and long time colleague, had suddenly passed away, in shocking and totally unexpected circumstances.

Duncan Cunningham, who I worked with for almost 10 years, not yet even 40 years old, and with a young family, was suddenly gone.

In Australia, one of our most famous folk ‘pub’ songs is called “I’d love to have a beer with Duncan” by…


Added by Greg Savage on July 25, 2011 at 6:25pm — 8 Comments

Discrimination in recruitment. Not only good – essential!

Last week I blogged on the importance of “job order triage”. Great recruiters ruthlessly prioritise the briefs they work on, and put most effort into the highly fillable few.

Well, what about the candidates to invest time in?

Some recruiters take the view that as there is a talent shortage, every candidate…


Added by Greg Savage on July 18, 2011 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Client or not, behaving like a jerk… means you are a jerk!

Recently I was asked by one of our Sydney Talent Agents to join her on a client visit to a high profile Ad Agency group. I jumped at the chance because I love speaking with clients, and we were booked to meet two very senior people, both at Executive Creative Director level.

We arrived on time (5 minutes early actually, as is my wont) and waited in the trendy, borderline pretentiously creative reception.

And we waited.

And waited.

At 10 past the meeting hour we…


Added by Greg Savage on July 16, 2011 at 7:52am — 7 Comments

What George Clooney taught me about recruitment

If you have ever been a TV Hospital drama junkie, you would have heard the word triage many times.

Certainly I noticed my wife perk up noticeably when George Clooney strides into the waiting room on any episode of ER.

Triage is the process of prioritising patient treatment, based on the severity of their condition.

Recruitment has none of the drama or dire consequences of triage in the medical sense. Nevertheless, poor recruiting triage skills can mean…


Added by Greg Savage on July 11, 2011 at 6:00am — 3 Comments


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