Welcome to episode 36 of What I Know Now, the Personal Development and Leadership podcast.

Today’s guest is Greg Savage. Greg is a leader of the global recruitment industry for the past four decades and is a regular keynote speaker at staffing conferences around the world. Greg was recently voted the most influential recruiter in Australia in the last 60 years.

Greg started Recruitment Solutions in 1987 and grew the business to 250 staff and an eventual $60 million IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange. He was also International CEO of Aquent for eight years, running 35 offices in 17 countries. In 2001, he became the International CEO of Aquent, taking a five office business to 35 offices in 17 countries and revenue from $10m to over $100m.

He founded Firebrand Talent Search in 2010 and quickly created a global brand for this specialist digital and marketing recruitment business. He successfully sold the business in seven countries in January 2013. Greg now provides board advisory, consulting and keynote speaking services to organisations across the world, focusing on growth, expansion and profitability.

In the podcast we discuss:

  • How he got involved in recruitment
  • What he loves most about the business
  • Challenges he faced in his career
  • Three strategies he implemented to grow his recruitment business
  • Mentors who have helped him in his life
  • Where the future of recruitment is heading
  • What advice Greg would say to his 18-year-old self



To find out more about Greg, you can check out his website www.gregsavage.com.au where you can also check out his blog The Savage Truth. You can give Greg a follow on Twitter @greg_savage

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