Greg Savage spills The Savage Truth in his new book

Greg Savage has been able to build his career to a point where he can say he only works with people he likes and spends an increasing amount of time travelling for pleasure and leisure. It’s not quite the lifestyle you would expect from someone who is best known in the recruitment and staffing sectors for his Savage Truth book and presentations. In fact, you only have to spend a little bit of time with Greg to understand that while he is a driven businessman who is indeed passionate about improvement and best practice, he is a man who is ruled more by a desire to leave a meaningful legacy. In October, Savage released his book The Savage Truth which is best described as both a business biogra

Booktopia - a story of disruption and success

It has been almost half a century since American writer and futurist Alvin Toffler made business and governments sit up and think with his bestseller Future Shock. Described variously as illuminating, provoking and frightening, his take on economics, technology and social change discussed the rise of new business, the emerging global civilisation and overwhelming, rapid change. Toffler also made some startling predictions. In 1970, his suggestion that in the future, fewer jobs would require employees to be physically present in an office, was outrageous. When he wrote that homes would one day resemble electronic cottages and allow a better work-life balance, it strained the imagination of th

Disrupting traditional fundraising models

It has been almost half a century since American writer and futurist Alvin Toffler made business and governments sit up and think with his bestseller Future Shock. Described variously as illuminating, provoking and frightening, his take on economics, technology and social change discussed the rise of new business, the emerging global civilisation and overwhelming, rapid change. Toffler also made some startling predictions. In 1970, his suggestion that in the future, fewer jobs would require employees to be physically present in an office, was outrageous. When he wrote that homes would one day resemble electronic cottages and allow a better work-life balance, it strained the imagination of th

Embracing the technology to lead digital disruption

It has been almost half a century since American writer and futurist Alvin Toffler made business and governments sit up and think with his bestseller Future Shock. Described variously as illuminating, provoking and frightening, his take on economics, technology and social change discussed the rise of new business, the emerging global civilisation and overwhelming, rapid change. Toffler also made some startling predictions. In 1970, his suggestion that in the future, fewer jobs would require employees to be physically present in an office, was outrageous. When he wrote that homes would one day resemble electronic cottages and allow a better work-life balance, it strained the imagination of th

Musings from the 2019 RCSA World Employment Conference

The RCSA World Employment Conference: Leadership in a New World of Work, held on the Gold Coast recently was a big success. The speakers were uniformly excellent, the social events were fun and the networking was plentiful. I took plenty of notes and over the subsequent weeks I have written additional notes based on various books and articles referred to by the keynote speakers. The best summary of my conclusions has been provided by Deloitte’s Peter Williams. I have heard Pete present a few times before and he is always engaging, educational and energetic. The fundamental premise of his presentation “The Future of Work – Opportunities for Labour Market Enablers” is about taking opportunitie

Parents deserve a fair go in the job market

As a seasoned recruiter specialising in the niche area of return-to-work and working parents, and having worked solely with this candidate demographic for more than eight years, the similar theme is that the juggle to manage career and family is intensely real. What differs greatly, however, is the way in which the recruitment industry and workplaces support working parents. I recently worked with a senior level candidate who was returning to work after spending five years at home raising her family. There was nothing unusual about this situation as our agency works with candidates returning from parental leave as well as candidates who are currently working, but looking to move to a more fl

How tech recruiters can help tackle the workplace happiness problem

The tech scene is thriving. It's innovative and each month brings new ideas to the global stage. Yet new research shows that the people actually doing the innovating are not as happy as you'd expect. At some level, it's no wonder. I’ve seen firsthand the high-performance expectations, enormous pressure to evolve continuously and, to top it all off, endless hours every day spent staring at a screen. And now, this lack of satisfaction is starting to impact the ability of companies to attract and retain top tech talent. According to the Technically Happy report, Halcyon Knights found that main drivers of happiness in tech employees include feeling respected, feeling empowered and being surround

Prioritising health and kindness and how it helps the bottom line

Kicking off our The New Face of Recruitment: Female Leaders Paving the Way is Sinead Connolly, Director and Co-Founder of boutique Sydney agency Lotus People, which she founded in 2015 with her then business partner Laura Hopes and investors, SustainAbility Consulting. Sinead has acquired an impressive list of awards, both individually and for her agency, including being the 2019 Winner of the Recruitment International Awards’ Best Small Agency and picking up their 2018 award for Recruiter of the Year. Lotus People is a thriving agency where Sinead has worked hard to ensure staff at all levels of the organisation enjoy work-life balance with an ongoing commitment to implementing wellbeing pr

Wise words from the Godfather of recruitment

They say it’s not what you know, but who you know that matters and when it comes to the biggest influencers in the recruitment industry, there are few better known and respected than Geoff Slade. In fact, he is so well known and so influential, there might as well be a saying “all roads lead to Geoff” such is the broad reach of his connections. And, when you are affectionately known throughout the industry as “the godfather of recruitment”, it goes without saying that your opinion on the industry as a whole, as well as the mistakes of the past and opportunities and threats for the future, are ones worth listening to – or reading about. It’s been more than 50 years since Geoff began his caree

Forget head hunting, it’s heart hunting

Do you remember the bad old days? The days when if you worked in recruitment you were a humble Head Hunter. All you had to do was find the right head and match them to the right role at the right price. Well, thankfully, those bad old days are over. Now we have entered better times where those who work in recruitment are no longer a simple Head Hunter. You, my friend, are a Heart Hunter. What has changed over time is a profound societal shift in focus from pure “ambition” (your candidate’s goals, achievements, status, possessions) to “meaning” (your candidate’s fulfilment, joy, purpose and happiness). Maybe it was the GFC. Maybe it was the connectivity of the internet. Or maybe we all col

How to avoid Christmas cash flow woes

Optimum Recoveries is thrilled to have been appointed an RCSA Preferred Partner. We absolutely love working in this space! Recruiters are such a passionate and energetic group of people who provide a crucial service to their clients. We’re firm believers that the heart of any business is its people, so we understand just how valuable your contribution is to your clients. We also understand how much work goes into the recruitment process, and how costly it can be to a business if the wrong people are appointed. Perhaps that’s why Optimum feels so passionately about you, as a recruitment business, getting paid - in full and on time - for the service you provide. The value that you bring to you

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