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Strong Suit is the playbook for recruiting Rockstars. You'll learn how to hire twice as fast. With half the mistakes. No more bad hires. ... Ready! Aim! Hire!
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Dec 15, 2016

Nicole Dessain is Founder & Chief Strategist of Talent Imperative. She’s also President of Disrupt HR Chicago.

In this 20-minute interview, Nicole reveals why you should create a disruptive H.R. function in your company, the 5 ways to do it, and the major impact that you can expect.

If you want to learn the ways to unleash talent in your organization, you can’t miss this episode.

Dec 13, 2016

You’ve got a great new idea. A prospective customer. Perhaps even some software written. 

And now it’s time to start adding people to your team.

When you’re first starting out, signing new employees takes a huge leap of faith. And choosing your Co-Founder is a game-changing decision.

With 10 years investment experience, Imran Ahmad heads the OCA EDGE seed program at OCA Ventures. He & his team have made 17 investments in early-stage companies. So he’s seen the mistakes that entrepreneurs make, and the best practices to avoid the pitfalls. 

If you recently started a company - or you’re thinking about it in 2017 - you can’t afford to miss this 20 minute episode.

Dec 8, 2016

If you’re like most leaders, giving feedback to your staff isn’t your idea of a good time. Who likes running the risk of hurt feelings?

So, in this episode, my guest is Jennifer Marszalek. She’s Chief Talent Officer at Havas Chicago, part of the global marketing agency. Her team has 400 employees. Prior, she was the head of H.R. at GrubHub and SurePayroll.

In this 20-minute interview, Jennifer reveals how to give feedback the right way so your people develop but still love you / So that its not painful for you / How to give feedback to Millennials

Dec 6, 2016

Today’s guest is Jeff Maters, Managing Director of Network Ventures, the fast-growing Chicago-based VC fund. Jeff has been investing in early-stage companies since joining Pritzker Group Venture Capital as employee #3.

Because Jeff has worked with so many early-stage firms, he’s seen the same problems over & over. In this 20-minute interview, Jeff reveals the most common mistakes CEO’s make and how to avoid them / How to choose a Co-Founder / How to decide when to start hiring or when to wait.

Dec 1, 2016

Why is recruiting rockstar salespeople so difficult? Many are such good talkers, so it’s hard to separate the A-Players from the wannabes.

Today’s guest shows you how. Carolyn Betts is the founder & CEO of Betts Recruiting, one of the world’s largest sales recruitment firms. With 100 recruiters, Betts finds talent for tech, media, and Saas companies in the US & Europe.

In this 15-minute interview, Carolyn reveals the biggest mistakes people make when recruiting sales people (& leaders) / how to interview candidates / how to close a rockstar sales rep

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