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Brian Erickson: Tapping into Veteran Talent Pools!

A lot of companies shy away from hiring veterans because they don’t understand the value that they may bring to the table. Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Cisco & Walgreens have programs in full force but the majority of startups have yet to really get on board. The diversity in thought that comes from hiring a vet may be the competitive edge that your startup needs to propel your business ahead of your competition. Today’s Quote: "We hire military veterans because they make great employees....


Kevin Castle: Short Cutting Your Hiring Process Because You Need To Make A Hire!

Have you ever looked at a resume and thought this person is perfect! Only to find out after you have hired them that the person is a total mismatch to your organization. This is the result of being “Shopping Hungry” for the hire. This is totally avoidable! By keeping the interview process consistent regardless of who the person is, where they came from you will serve you well! NEEDING to fill a seat is not enough evidence to warrant making a hire! Today’s Quote: "If you take shortcuts,...


Olivia Melman: Interview Scheduling & Calendar Management Optimization!

We have all experienced it….Trying to coordinate calendars to accommodate an interview. It is a BIG time suck from someone’s day! How to eliminate some of the administrative tasks and shift into more productive work that moves your business forward. Today’s Quote: "There's a lot of automation that can happen that isn't a replacement of humans but of mind-numbing behavior." - Stewart Butterfield Guest Bio: Olivia Melman leads DigitalOcean’s Recruiting Operations team, having joined the...


Angelo Ponzi: Internal Marketing is the First Step in Employment Branding & Marketing

We are talking today about the importance of keeping your people informed about what hiring is taking place and allowing your people to become brand ambassadors! The benefits of keeping your people informed are tremendous as employee referrals harness the highest ROI. Reduce time to hire (55%), Cost of Hire ($3k), improve the quality of hire by 88% and increase retention @45% (after two years). This all starts with continually marketing internally first, then expanding outward! Today’s...


Meetul Shah: Cracking the Bootstrapped Startup Hiring Code.

Why is raising capital more celebrated than building a business that is actually profitable? It may be a smarter play to join an actual business rather than a "concept company". A bootstrapped company should be more attractive to people but for some reason, it is not. Today we are out to prove that driving a good business does not require venture capital and You do not need VC money to attract and hire the right talent. Today’s Quote: "Bootstrapping is a way to do something about the...


Marie Norman: Give Good People (Candidate) Experience with the 3 C's. Concede, Create, Consistency

People are your company’s most valuable asset. Yet the interview process is riddled with actions to support otherwise. Common Transactional Interview practices like pre-tests, hurdles, hoops, and ghosting do not attract people. In fact, they repel great people. The truth is, people will judge your company on how you make them feel! … not the offer you present to them. Today’s Quote: “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do...


Ryan Malone: The Importance of Building a High Scale, High Performing Remote Company!

Today we are talking about building a high scale remote company. Try this on for size, a 75-person company without an office! The advantages are different than you might think yet you really must be mindful of who you are hiring. A remote workforce is a time to talent advantage not a save money advantage Today’s Quote: “Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” — Stephen Covey Guest Bio: Ryan Malone is the CEO of SmartBug Media, which he...


Martin Herrington: I'm Down With H1B... Yea, You Know Me!

Going old school with the title, don't judge! STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) hiring today is brutal as there are just not enough people to support the demand. Without bringing policy into the conversation we are going to tackle the challenge of how to hire around the limitations. Today’s Quote: "To maintain their own competitiveness, workers need to attain and stay current on the qualifications needed to advance in a constantly evolving economy." - Elaine Chao -...


MJ Shores: Artificial Intelligence, Employment Branding & Talent Acquisition … Oh My!

The usefulness or uselessness of AI & Employment branding in Recruiting. Today’s Quote: "This is what Steve Jobs understood: Brands are defined not by the best thing on the product but by the worst thing." - Robert Scoble Guest Bio: MJ Shores is a Chief Marketing Strategist and technology trends analyst. With a rich and diverse professional background in public policy, business, and technology, she is sought out for her far-reaching, cross-industry and cultural insights. MJ has been a...


Ben Mones- Need to Fill VS. Cultural Alignment

The Battle between your Need to fill a role vs. hiring for cultural alignment. More thought needs to go into “Who” you are going to hire than “What” you are going to hire. Meaning proven performers with transferable skills, not shiny objects. Today’s Quote: “Acquiring the right talent is the most important key to growth. Hiring was - and still is - the most important thing we do.” - Marc Bennioff, Founder, Chairman and co-CEO of Salesforce Guest Bio: Ben Mones is the co-founder and CEO...


Lorraine Ladd: Learning Your ABC's. Always Be reCruiting!

That's right people, today we are talking about our ABC’s! The reality of the talent market. Creativity and Contact are the keys to winning talent. We are going to clue you in on where the gold nuggets are and why you are missing out on great people. Today’s Quote: "Great vision without great people is irrelevant." - Jim Collins - Author: Good to Great, Built to Last Guest Bio: Lorraine Ladd is the Associate Director of Talent Acquisition for alliantgroup. She is an experienced sales...


Steve Higginbotham: Employee Engagement Starts From the Interview. Broken Interview, Broken Engagement!

Engagement! Well, not the type of engagement you might be thinking of. Engagement in the business sense. Employee engagement is the one critical element that leads to the success of your business! Which I believe starts from the first point of contact with your organization… yes before someone is hired! Today’s Quote: “Not what you say, not what you do but how you make people feel.” - Maya Angelou Guest Bio: Steve Higginbotham is the Branch Manager of Volt Workforce Solutions. As an...


Dr Deena Brown: The Hiring Power of Relationship Capital! Or You’ve Been Cat-fished

Offers do not get turned down because of the MONEY… They are turned down because you failed to Understand who the person is and then demonstrate a mutual alignment of career & personal goals to your organization. The Truth is People turn you down because of the lack of care! Today’s Quote: "Truth is, I'll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either...


Ken Middleton: Thank You for Ghosting Me During Your Interview Process

Ghosting has come full circle now that it is a talent-driven market! There is no excuse for ghosting someone on either end of the hiring spectrum. It is a vicious circle that just breeds ill will. Frankly, as a recruiter, company ghosting helps us to lure your best people out of your company. Why do companies engage in such behavior? We are going to figure that out today! Today’s Quote: Your brand is your public identity, what you're trusted for. And for your brand to endure, it has to...


Anderee Berengian: Hiring Good People is Hard....Not if You Hire for Culture First

Here’s a shocker for you guys today… Hiring Good People is Hard! Or is it? Maybe we just make it hard on ourselves because we make compromises based on need. Today we are going to take you on the hiring journey of one startup who have managed to beat the odds to build amazing teams. Today’s Quote: “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” - Winston Churchill Guest Bio: Anderee Berengian is Co-Founder & CEO at Cie Digital...


Shane Bernstein: Removing the Obstacles (Comparison Shoppers) that are Slowing Down Your Hiring Process!

Attention comparison shoppers... waiting to see a “few more people” to compare before deciding to hire? Bad Idea, Time kills hires! Riddling your interviews with randomly placed hurdles is just madness. Making the interview process challenging is essential but there is a correct order to the journey you create. Each step in your interviewing process must be intentional. Today we are going to help you bring order to your interview process. Today’s Quote: "Comparison is a thug that robs...


Marinela Gombosev: An Alternate Route for a Startup to Hire Salespeople

Alternative ways to hire salespeople when your company is getting started. Sales are the lifeblood of a company but what do you do when you need to grow revenue but have a limited budget? You get creative. Today we are talking about an interesting alternative to driving sales in the form of Independent sales reps. Today’s Quote: "Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, 'Make me feel important.' Not only will you succeed in sales, you will...


Angel Iscovich: Routine Hiring is Great for Business!

We are hard-wired to follow a routine. This is why we perform certain tasks better throughout various times of the day. So designing your hiring routine to follow a person's optimal performance is crucial making the right hiring decision. Understanding and evolving your personal and company routines are vital for attracting talent! Today’s Quote: "Celebrate life in all its glory - challenge yourself to let the routine sing, and the new dance." - Maximillian Degenerez Guest...


Lee Caraher: Boomerang Hires Knock Out All Others!

Is it a good or bad idea to hire former employees back? In today's job market, people may exit a company to experience life at a startup, change industry, or even go back to school. So why would you have a no-return policy? Jack Dorsey left Twitter to found Square between his two stints as CEO of Twitter. And Steve Jobs was a boomerang hire. We need to start treating departing employees as future brand ambassadors, potential customers, hiring references, and even boomerang — returning...


Mitch Balzer: Comparison Shopping has No Place in Your Hiring Process!

Not making a decision quickly is one of the biggest mistakes a hiring manager makes. Often the fear of making the wrong hiring decision leaves people in limbo and ultimately turns them off from working at your company.…....Wanting to see a “comparison candidate” is a clear indicator of a broken interview process! Today’s Quote: "Passion provides purpose, but data drives decisions." - Andy Dunn - CEO of Bonobos Guest Bio: Mitch Balzer is the Co-Founder & Executive Vice President of Agema...