Greg Savage

Industry Advisor

Greg began his career with several year experience working in Australian and the United Kingdom before returning to Australia at the age of 27, joining the Board of Directors of Accountancy Placements. In 1987 Greg founded Recruitment Solutions across Australia and New Zealand. In 2001, he joined Aquent as International CEO, which had 25 offices in 17 countries across the globe. In 2010, he acquired the Permanent and Search business of Aquent and founded Firebrand Talent Search. Greg now acts as a Non-Executive Director for 15 Recruitment and HR Tech companies in Australia, Singapore and New Zealand. Greg provides consulting, advisory and training services to recruitment, professional services and social media companies across the world. Greg has a long list of achievements such as being made an Honorary Life Member of the RCSA in 2004 and in 2011 he was awarded a special commendation by the RCSA for “Outstanding Contribution to the Recruitment Industry. He was named the most influential recruiter in Australia in the past 60 years in 2015 and in 2018 Greg was inducted into the Recruiter International Hall of Fame.

Speaker Sessions

4:15 - 5:00

Closing Keynote: Building a Recruitment Business Based on ‘Resilience’

Whiteley Ballroom

How does the modern recruitment leader build a business that is sustainable in good times and bad? How do we protect against threats that might include technology change, staff defections, management weakness, margin degradation, talent shortages, changing client and candidate behaviour, and even severe economic downturn? In this session you will hear from Greg Savage, one of Australia’s most influential recruitment experts on how to develop a recruitment business based on resilience.
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