Podcast: Greg Savage, Part 2

Yesterday, we posted Part 1 of the podcast with Greg Savage, where Savage shared with us about his new role with Firebrand Talent Search as well as Aquent’s decision to refocus its business on temp, contract, freelance, and temp-to-perm placement. Today, we bring you Part 2 of this podcast, with Savage sharing his thoughts on social media’s role in the future of recruitment. Three takeaway points from this talk:

  • Social media will be part of the future of recruiting. Embrace it.
  • Personal branding will be important for recruiters to establish themselves as experts in their field.
  • It is still critical to establish direct connections (as with a phone call) with candidates to build relationships.

This podcast is worth your time – Savage leads ten international offices for Firebrand and has been in this business for nearly three decades. He started his own recruiting firm, Recruitment Solutions, in 1987. He built it into a company of over 200 staff and annual sales of $60,000,000. In 2001 Savage joined Aquent as Asia-Pacific CEO. Four years later in 2005, he was promoted to Aquent International CEO and assumed responsibility for all Aquent businesses outside of North America, which then comprised of over 25 offices across Europe, Asia and Australasia. Now, he is pursuing his latest endeavor with Firebrand Talent Search.

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Savage knows what he’s talking about. What’s more, he practices what he preaches. You can connect directly with him via:

Amybeth Quinn began her career in sourcing working within the agency world as an Internet Researcher. Since 2002, she has worked in both agency and corporate sourcing and recruiting roles as both individual contributor and manager, and also served previously as the editor of The Fordyce Letter, FordyceLetter.com and SourceCon.com, with ERE Media. These days she's working on some super cool market intelligence and data analytics projects. You can connect with her on Twitter at @researchgoddess.