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Apr 27, 2017

Your candidate did great in the interview. But how do you know if the story was fact or fiction?

Reference checks. They’re not fun, but they’re vital. So if you’re going to do it, do it the right way. At the right time. 

Katie Lieber Grinberg heads H.R. for Narrative Science, one of Chicago’s fastest-growing company.

In this 15-minute episode, Katie reveals the secrets to mastering the reference check. Who to speak with. What questions to ask. And the most common mistakes to avoid.

Apr 25, 2017

At roughly half my age, Neal Sales-Griffin makes me feel woefully inadequate  :-(

He’s a two-time CEO (both of leading coding schools), a Professor at Northwestern University, a former venture capitalist, and one of the nicest guys you’ll never meet.

But more importantly than what Neal does is who Neal is. His backstory is remarkable, filled with obstacles & adversity. The kind of man that I’m proud to call a friend  :-)

In this 20-minute interview, Neal shares his incredible story and what he’s learned about creating a vibrant culture, hiring Rockstars, and keeping life in perspective.

Apr 20, 2017

Katy Lynch is a Chicago legend. She’s Co-Founder of Codeverse, the just-launched world’s first fully interactive coding school for kids. Her mission is to teach 1 Billion kids to code.

Before that, she was CEO of Techweek, the nation’s largest traveling tech festival. And CEO of SocialKaty, Chicago’s largest social media marketing agency.

So she’s uniquely-qualified to teach us about building a winning culture. In this 20-minute interview, Katy shares her secrets to recruiting rockstars, even before you’ve got revenue or funding.

Apr 18, 2017

Recruiting rockstars software developers may seem like an impossible task. There's infinite demand.

But you can do it, if you follow Allison's advice.

Allison DiDominick heads talent acquisition at Civis Analytics, the rocketship company based in Chicago.

She finds & hires the best developers for Civis. And she's done the same for Groupon, Avant, and Enova.

In this 20-minute interview, Allison reveals her secrets. If you'll hire at least one software developer this year, you can't afford to miss this episode.

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