The Savage Masterclasses
Tuesday 24th July 2018The Venue - Melrose Arch8:30am - 1:00pmR1350 per person
Tuesday 26th July 2018Moses Madhiba Stadium8:30am - 1:00pmR1350 per person
Tuesday 27th July 2018Atlantic Imbizo - Waterfront8:30am - 1:00pmR1350 per person
I've attended many seminars, courses and workshops during my 20 years in Recruitment and can honestly say that I found the content and the manner in which it was presented both refreshing and enjoyable.
When it comes to Recruitment Craft, Greg is a master. I regard him as a thought leader in our industry. His material is prolific and valuable for any recruiter or business owner who is aspiring to success in the recruitment industry.
Wow what an experience – A great session with two forefront players in the Recruitment IndustryMany of the principles and advise shares have been implemented in the businessTraining sessions are always exciting, informative and adds great value that can be implemented immediately
I attended the master class while transitioning from merges and acquisitions into executive recruitment. I was a pair of fresh eyes, slightly tainted by the somewhat negative impression I had experienced in my own job searches and engagement with recruitment agencies and more importantly, consultants. Unsure and nervous about the drastic change I was about to embark on, Greg and Chris helped me to feel energised, excited and very optimistic about the industry. Six months down the line I feel I got the head start I needed. My only wish, for the next master class is that Greg does a few more push up's to entertain the crowd.
I remember walking out of last years event commenting to my boss and colleagues that it was by far the best recruitment masterclass I had ever been to. What I learnt that day, the insight I received, and I could also relate very well to a lot of what was suggested and discussed in the class. I absolutely loved the relaxed but professional manner in which Greg and Chris presented the class and found it to be entertaining, and definitely not boring like most of these sorts of Events.I found it to be extremely informative and valuable to my career, which I am very passionate about and love. I took a lot away with me that day that I've applied to my job, and I cannot wait to attend the next class!!
Myself and our teams at REDi Recruitment and Holbourne Advisory attended Greg and Chris's Masterclass last year. We found it to be energizing and inciteful as to how the industry has changed and what one needs to do to stay competitive. Greg is a wizard in the recruitment industry and he is the rock we all break ourselves against. We took Greg and Chris and Shane for dinner that evening where they shared even further experiences about global recruitment - they were all truly inspiring people and I would strongly recommend anyone to go on their training seminars.
The Savage Brothers are inspirational experts in their field and the 2017 Masterclass was another attribute to this. The insights and knowledge they shared will certainly elevate us as Recruiters to perform at our optimum."
I attended both sessions last year and being a business owner and I was inspired to go back to the drawing board and re-invent myself and my business. I think everyone not attending the master class is safely on their way of becoming "yesterday's hero", which is not where I intend to go. I will definitely not miss out on future events.
The Masterclass was incredibly informative and entertaining. Greg and Chris make an excellent team and have a natural humour which they include in their session which keeps it interesting and allows for the audience to interact. Main points that we as a team took from the class was to incorporate social media into our recruitment process and to build a strong brand. We opened business Twitter profiles and have been tracking each other weekly.
I had the fabulous opportunity to attend the Savage Sprint Masterclass with Greg and Chris Savage last year and it was truly an eye opening and insightful session that was relevant to our industry and thought provoking. Together Chris and Greg provide you with loads of juicy and relevant information. After leaving the workshop I felt a good balance of perspective as well as energized and ready to hit the ground running. I had a lot of new ideas on how to get new and reoccurring business with a different but creative approach. The fact is that technology advances every day and if you don’t stay up to date with new technology while still adding the “human touch” business and clients won’t keep coming back – you need to stay relevant… and for me the session provided allot of detail and new intriguing ways to keep being a successful IT recruitment specialist.Thank you Chris and Greg it was truly a delight to see you in action!!!
The Savage Masterclasses are not to be missed! Greg and Chris have a wealth of experience and knowledge in the business of recruitment. You’d do yourself a huge favor acquainting with these two.
Always need ‘Savage’ motivation.
I found the session last year incredibly valuable. It really assisted me in finding better ways to motivate my team and drive better performance. I don’t work in a Recruitment Agency, I work for a corporate, so whilst some content is far more geared toward agencies, it was still valuable in terms of tips & tricks. I particularly found the SPRINT piece useful and refer to “Yesterday’s hero’s” all the time. My team is hard at work on their Nano degree’s and my 13 year old son continues to teach me technology. I try to encourage my team to be “Future-Fit-Recruiters” and we have the 4 drivers of success posted on our notice board: • WORK HARD AND THEN WORK HARDER TO BE BETTER• PUSH YOURSELF TO THE FRONT. DO WHATEVER IT TAKES. DO MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE.• WORK ON YOUR LIKABILITY – PEOPLE MUST LIKE YOU• WORK HARDER THAN ANYONE ELSE – DELIVER AS MUCH AS YOU CANIn summary – the Savage Masterclass was excellent and would certainly recommend it to my peers.
My GM and I attended the afternoon session of Greg and Chris' Savage Masterclass and found the day to be highly inspirational and thought provoking. The topics discussed were well on point and completely relative to our situation at that time. We utilized many of the ideas given and brainstormed into re-engineering vital aspects of our business. On other visionary topics we were pleased to be able to have "ticked the box". Four of my junior consultants attended the morning session and they all returned to the office fired up and invigorated with new ambitions to succeed. Both Greg and Chris have charisma and stage presence and impart their vast knowledge with humour and wit. I can strongly recommend attending either sessions
Investing in the Savage Masterclass last year was hands-down the best money I spent on training for my team and myself in a long time (and we do a lot of training). Greg and Chris have an incredible energy and really know how to draw people in. They are both extremely knowledgeable and have a way of sharing that knowledge in a way that is not only easy to understand but - even more importantly - easy to implement. It’s always hard to calculate the ROI for a training event but I can confidently say that through implementing just a few of the ideas that were presented on the day we easily made up the money that we spent and much more. When is the next one please?
I attended the 2017 Savage Masterclass in JHB and found it to be very worthwhile. Greg and Chris are both very energetic and engaging speakers with extensive experience in the recruitment industry and with some great insights as to how we can grow and improve our recruitment businesses and just generally think bigger. I really liked the topics relating to what skills future recruiters would need and also the technology and social media trends facing the recruitment industry. I can recommend the Savage events to both managers and recruiters who want to excel in this exciting industry.
I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to attend last year’s Savage Masterclass with Greg and Chris Savage and wow! what a great learning experience it was. Being fairly new to the recruitment world and coming from a scientific research background originally, the set of lectures Greg and Chris Savage presented were really fantastic, full of energy and most of all, full of useful ideas and practical tips on how to be a better recruiter in the world right now. Their wisdom and experience is evident in their deep understanding of the industry. Given the opportunity to attend again, I would definitely grab at the chance and couldn’t recommend it more to anyone considering it.
Thought-provoking, "real" material delivered with brilliant illustrations and a dash of humour that really stuck with you months after the course. Greg and Chris have a captivating delivery style coupled with solid, well-researched content - many lessons learned for recruitment and broader business application
After 10 years in recruiting I thought I had heard it all before but I walked away with fresh, NEW ideas that were delivered in a punchy, humorous way. It really did stimulate my enthusiasm and passion again. This should be a required annual conference for all recruiters.
I attended last year’s Savage Masterclass with Greg and Chris Savage. I can highly recommend that every ‘recruiter’ / ‘recruitment business owner’ attends their upcoming and brand new masterclass in SA in July 2018. Greg and Chris will remind you of just how the recruitment landscape has changed for all of us. People in our industry in SA tend to think that the new innovation in recruitment that is going on has not hit SA yet – Greg and Chris will seriously dispel this myth and remind us all of how we can catch up and embrace what we do within the new world of work in which we are operating. I cannot recommend the session more and I will be there with my entire team this time round
I found the MasterClass to be Power-packed and energetic, impactful and immediately applicable to any recruiter - whether seasoned or rookie. Greg and Chris share their wealth of knowledge in a humourous, engaging and direct and hard-hitting way, to cut through the challenges and opportunities in our dynamic industry. I definitely found the sessions helpful and practical.It's exciting to acknowledge that the tip of Africa has amazing opportunities to offer Africa and the world if we stretch ourselves and ensure we participate and learn with our international counterparts.
I attended the Masterclass together with my Director, Kecia Barry. At this time our company just implemented various changes to stay current and abreast with the recruitment needs of our clients, however after attending your Masterclass we still identified gaps within our business which needed immediate attention. Needless to say, the very next day we actively implemented a number of changes within our organisation based on the information and knowledge shared by you, because of your assistance and guidance we keep on moving forward and staying two steps ahead. We thoroughly enjoyed the time spent with you guys and highly recommend the event.
Greg wrote a few articles about gaining exclusivity with rare skilled candidates. I used some of his techniques and managed to place really rare software developers, beating 40 other agencies to the punch, using his formula, on more than one occasion. Bear in mind I work alone, and have no job portals or staff at my disposal. I only have love for what I do, myself and the candidates and clients I serve, as well as grit and determination to succeed, remaining flexible in my approach and rigid on my goal.
I attended the Savage Masterclass last year and have to say I left the session feeling energized and ready to reinvent the wheel, the session was engaging and informative and highly motivating. If you are a Recruitment professional and feeling stuck or unsure of how to take your business forward into the future, a savage session will undoubtedly give you new found enthusiasm and techniques to set you apart and put you on the path to success!
During my 10+ years of being in recruitment, I have attended a number of these "up your skills" seminars and lets be honest, by the time the first 30 min has gone by you are so uncomfortable in your now too small chair, your attention span is at that of a 3 year old and all you want to do is get back to the office. For the very first time, this was not the case with Greg and Chris, from the moment they took the stage they captured everyone's attention and so it remained until the very very end. The skill and knowledge that was passed onto us it priceless, I am so grateful to have been one of the attendees and would recommend the masterclass to ALL recruiters who want to get that edge over the rest ;-)
I have been a ‘Savage-Stalker’ for close on 6 years. I have been to two of the South African Masterclasses which I found hugely beneficial to our team and our business. In 2017 Greg and Chris’s event took us back to focusing on the ‘individual detail’ of our careers like handwriting writing letters, having weekly coffees with specific people of influence, picking up the phone instead of sending emails, target marketing etc.I felt invigorated (and exhausted from information overload) after the day but I was on such a high as I went back to work and implemented the recommendations. I can confirm that 2017 was our best Annual Turnover (the company is 12 years old) and everybody is talking about how bad the market is – we only saw opportunity.Thank you to Greg and Chris – Stirling Recruitment Group will always be your #1 FAN!
A most wonderful and exhilarating workshop (masterclass)! Very well presented with excellent and relevant material for our market. I walked away knowing that I had benefited greatly to being exposed to the insights of a changing industry and more motivated than ever to be the change I want to see in our profession.
It was an eye opening event and I really loved their honestly and how they just took real matters head on, no trying to sugar coat it. I felt like I was interacting with a family member and a CEO at once. They were GREAT!
The entire Thorntree team attended the Savage sprint masterclass and the Managers attended the Savage Growth Masterclass in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. A very enjoyable and insightful day that inspired and made all of us reflect on the way we do things and what to expect in the future. The emphasis on the soft skills and the need and use of technology that will take us into the future as recruiters. Well worth every cent spent and more. Thank you
I attended the Savage Masterclass in 2017, and what an insightful day it was, from social media, to business development, to strategy, it had it all! a real eye opener that got you thinking about where Recruitment is going and enabling us to keep up with the times. I cant wait for the next session!
I loved the fact that all the content was so informative and REAL, it described exactly what needed to be done and the reality of the industryIt was humorous and FUNThe team are AMAZING people and can be seen as trusted advisors / idols in the recruitment industry.
In our ever changing world of recruitment it is a must for you and your team to attend this year’s masterclass by Greg and Chris Savage; that is if you want to remain current and relevant; both Greg and Chris Savage are skilled presenters, they are fun as well; but most of all the content of their work is outstanding
We thoroughly enjoyed the session. Our experience was that both Greg and Chris were extremely engaging and managed to keep the audience energised throughout the entire session. The content was relevant to the SA market as well and we walked away with several golden nuggets of information that we then successfully implemented across our business. The section that stood out the most for us was the importance of Social Media for the modern Recruiter, as this is something that hasn’t had enough momentum in SA. Overall, the session was an absolute winner.
We have found Greg, his personal acquaintances that he has introduced us too as well as the various online resources, webinars, workshops and classes to be highly motivating, current, eye-opening, cost effective, reaffirming and world class in many ways. A definite must have for all recruitment agencies regardless of their size and outreach!!
We were fortunate to attend the Savage Masterclass and it exceeded all of our expectations. Chris and Greg Savage are brilliant presenters and truly captivate the audience. The knowledge we gained has been invaluable and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. We would, without a doubt, recommend any future events.
The 2017 Savage Masterclass was not only insightful, thought provoking and inspiring but delivered in a light hearted manner ensuring the audience was immersed in the discussions throughout.Greg is a true professional and the learnings I personal took away from this session was invaluable!If Greg is back in 2018 – I will be attending yet again; without hesitation!
Chris and Greg are gearing up for the big South African Tour. Read this blog from Greg to get your thinking on their wavelength. So much more during the four hour masterclass of course! *************************************************************** Everyone is telling recruiters they need to change. So, you might be thinking, “OK, I get it. Change is key. […]
NEW! GREG SAVAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA, 2017 Dear South African ‘Savage Truth’ reader, I am excited to invite you to my new South African Recruiter Masterclass Series – to be held in Cape Town and Johannesburg in August, 2017. We have two events, one aimed at Recruiters, the other at Owner/Managers. They will both be […]
Three years ago I had the pleasure of hosting Greg Savages last South African Masterclass series to sell out audiences. I am delighted to announce that Greg is coming back to SA and this time he is bringing his brother Chris. This is set to be a very very special recruitment event. Greg and Chris […]