Define and build your core company values. Companies with clearly defined values & purpose consistently outperform their competitors by as much as 10x. Today’s episode is focused on helping you define who you are.
"Effectiveness without values is a tool without a purpose."
- Edward de Bono (1933 - ), Author and Inventor
Who you are?Defining your company valuesHow to align your hiring with your values“Without a strong set of values, the best leadership strategy can go...
Are you shocked that your offer was turned down? Today, We are discussing the reality of the current hiring landscape.Spoiler Alert: It is ultra competitive and it is a employee’s market! We are going to teach you ways to capitalize on the current conditions and have your offers accepted.
“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” -Walt Disney
The current talent landscapeWhere your company...
In honor of this weeks DisruptHR, today we are talking about disruption. Disruption will impact your business and it is coming faster than you think! You can either eat your own lunch or someone will eat it for you. Are you prepared?
"Disruptors don’t have to discover something new; they just have to discover a practical use for new discoveries.” - Jay Samit
What is disruption & are you preparedConfirm that someone is going to eat your lunch for youHow to disrupt your...
Why should we care about EQ when building a company today? People with high EQ, work better with others, manage customers more effectively and cultivate an accepting company culture.
“Emotion is more powerful than logic” - Albert Einstein
EQ, What is it?How to you get it?Incorporate into your hiringWhat is EQ?
Set of emotional and social skills that collectively establish how well we:
Managing emotionsManage stressOvercome obstaclesInspire toward collective goalsSelf...
Why is it that we put more thought into lunch choices than we do our career or hiring decisions?
Today we are going to discuss the top three bad habits that both candidates and companies do throughout the hiring process that kill their ability to make a smart decision.
“To change habits, we must study the habits of successful role models.” – Jack Canfield
The top 3 bad habits we need to stop right now!Why these habits are so detrimentalGood habits to replace the...
Founders need to build the cultural foundation before building the product! Building the right team is more important than just any team.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” ― Helen Keller
The importance of taking the time to select the right teamRecognizing the team challengesHow to set the right foundation for building a great teamChallenges we see with teams:
What you really need in a team...Taking anyone is not the right thing to do Hiring anyone...
Culture has a profound impact on company performance, often there is a disconnect between what management thinks the culture is and how your people perceive the culture. Most business leaders don't understand it so they are disconnected from their people. What is your culture?
“There’s no magic formula for great company culture. The key is just to treat your staff how you would like to be treated.”
– Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group
Explaining what culture isHow to...
It all comes down to your messaging in everything from your job descriptions to how you contact people. Today we are tackling this issue!
"Words empty as the wind, are best left unsaid" -Homer
The problems with messaging, specific to recruiting
Hard part is getting a response How to not be boring*** Messaging.Pure copyrighting... translating HR speak into people speakGetting your message rightJob Descriptions are taken from compensation documents - messaging is not getting people to...
Invest the time to really get to know the people you are going to hire. Especially in the beginning stages of your company. Be picky! Your companies success hinges on your ability to hire people who will help push the car uphill. Do not let your need to hire override the fit for both parties.
"Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence."
Experience hiring at the early stagesHiring challenges as you growProvide solutions for hiring through...
Don't underestimate the power of giving and receiving feedback in the interview process. Feedback helps your company improve your hiring process and it provides a positive “candidate experience” for the interviewee!
“Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” – Ken Blanchard (one minute manager books)
The Whys’ of interview feedbackGiving & receiving feedbackProvide the tools to create feedback channels into your Interview processYou must first have an interview...
Today we are talking about the chemistry of your team! Look, you can have the greatest product in the world but without a strong team chemistry, your company will ultimately fail.
"Skills are Cheap. Chemistry is expensive" ― Mal Pancoast
Why chemistry is so importantHow to Monitor your team chemistryWhat to do to encourage or change the chemistryElements of good team chemistry:
Constructive Chemistry*Good chemistry, Your brains produce more Oxytocin, which is the hormone...
According to Wikipedia, Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts. Gamification commonly employs gamedesign elements to improve user engagement, organizational productivity, employee recruitment and evaluation, and more.
We are all used to being gamefied. In fact, our lives have been programmed to do things based on reward. Everything from our GPA to buying a new iPhone pulls from principles of Gamification. A lot of Companies Gamify...
Student loan debt is certainly a major issue and yet it is not often addressed in the hiring process. Some would argue that the overwhelming pressure to start paying back the loan often results in a person making the wrong career decision out of necessity. Companies could do more to alleviate some of that pain by targeting talent out of their specific industry and creating benefits or incentives to help with this burden.
“When you get in debt you become a slave.” - Andrew Jackson
A majority of the most talented people have terrible resumes. Why? Because they are busy making things happen!
Companies miss out on great people because they never make it past the resume screen. Automating the process and screening for buzzwords is just not an effective tool for finding the right people for your business. We are in the people business when we recruit. So, pick up the phone and judge based on your conversation and not the resume.
"Insanity is knowing that what you're...
Public sector VS private sector! We put on the gloves in an epic showdown of today's episode, to settle the differences and find out the better career option. Let's see who will come out victorious!
The 3 rounds for the undisputed championship:
Round 1: Brenda - bashes up the logic behind joining a startupRound 2: Rick - negatives of the public sectorRound 3: Each counter the punches from their opponentRound 1: Why do you think it is silly to work for a startup?
No career securityLack of...
As an Entrepreneur or business leader, it is crucial in this market, to brand yourself to attract talented people! One company is developing their managers to become thought leaders and influencers. A fantastic example of how your company can increase engagement and retention. Making your company safe from guys like me!
Your journey @ AlteryxWhy it is important to brand yourself as a hiring managerHow to make yourself attractive to talented peopleWhat were the challenges...
Today’s show is all about Preparation! Preparation is the first step in conducting an effective Interview. Both interviewer and interviewee parties need to be prepared. Just showing up without an idea of where you are going is the quickest way to lose an opportunity. An Interview without Preparation is really just PreparationH! In this episode we stressed the importance of preparation and how it needs to happen.
Why is it important to prepare for an...
We are putting on the gloves in an epic showdown today. Answering the age-old question of Why we can't just get along.
3 rounds for the undisputed Podcast championship:
Round 1: What Human Resources dislikes about Talent AcquisitionRound 2: Recruiting issues with HRRound 3: Solutions to get the two working together Round 1: Issues that HR has with Recruiting
Fixing problems or adding to the problemSpray & PrayTransactional Low hanging fruitClear expectations of what is...