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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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May 30, 2017

Before you can recruit great people, you first have to find them. This means building a consistent pipeline of candidates, an artform known as Sourcing.

There’s nobody better-qualified to show us how than Shally Steckerl, who essentially invented the craft over 20 years ago. He’s President of The Sourcing Institute, which teaches the best practices. He even teaches a sourcing class at Temple University.

By sourcing the right way, Shally shows executives how to double or triple their recruiting efficiency in a few months. And now you’ll know the secret.

In this 20-minute interview, he lays out how to find candidates, how to engage with them, and how to get them to respond your recruiting inquiry. I convinced him to share the step-by-step foolproof system that he’s refined over the past 20 years.

If you’re going to hire even one person this year, you don’t want to miss this interview. You’ll learn how to fill your funnel with rockstar candidates.

May 25, 2017

In this episode, I share 20 minutes with Jonny Imerman, Founder of Imerman Angels. After beating cancer at age 26, he was inspired to create the ground-breaking & life-changing organization Imerman Angels.

His team connects cancer patients with cancer survivors worldwide, to inspire them & give them hope during their toughest days. He’s truly a godsend.

The connection to Recruiting & Retaining talent? Yes. How Jonny’s been able to recruit 8,000 (!) volunteers globally. And how he trains those volunteers to inspire people whose challenges make your employees’ issues look like nothing.

Simply a remarkable story of a remarkable young man. One of my favorite podcast episodes ever!

May 23, 2017

You know that your company is unlike any other. And now - for the first time - we know exactly why.

My guest today is Maddie Grant, founding partner of WorkXO which pioneered the Workplace Genome.

Just as with a human gene, Maddie has dissected workplaces for years to discover the 8 unique Markers that describe the DNA of a company.

Once you know them, you can activate your culture to attract the right people, increase employee engagement, and unleash human potential.

In this 20-minute interview, Maddie reveals the 8 markers, and how to use them for your competitive advantage. You can’t afford to miss this one.

 

May 18, 2017

Groupon is one of the biggest names in technology. Yet, finding great talent isn’t easy for any company.

Stacey Kraft is Groupon’s Global Head of Talent Acquisition & HR Operations. 

So she’s responsible for filling the funnel with amazing candidates. I was fortunate to have Stacey keynote at my recent Talent Conference - she’s the real thing.

In this 20-minute session, Stacey reveals what to look for, where to find it, and how to engage candidates that aren’t even looking.

May 16, 2017

You’ve recruited a bunch of rockstars to your company. Now what?

Put the right people processes in place early. Because the longer you wait, the harder it becomes.

My guest today Mike Prokopeak tells us which ones & how to implement them.

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of a number of publications…Chief Learning Officer, Diversity Executive, Workforce Magazine, with millions of readers. So, he knows today’s best practices.

In this 20-minute interview, Mike reveals the people processes that you’ve got to setup early in your business - such as learning & development, succession planning, and how to protect your culture.

Hiring great people is not enough.

 

May 11, 2017

Strong Suit Podcast is the playbook for recruiting Rockstars.

My goal is to teach people how to hire twice as fast... With half the mistakes... Before paying a headhunter.

In this 15-minute episode, I reveal the 8 immutable truths of recruiting. These are the painful lessons I’ve learned through hiring & placing thousands of people.

Get these things right, & your business issues will largely take care of themselves. Or ignore them at your own peril.

May 9, 2017

What must you do after the interview to ensure that you hire a rockstar every time?

My guest today is Mary Beth Wynn, SVP of People at Jellyvision, one of Chicago’s hottest technology companies.

Jellyvision’s been recognized as having one of the most unique & healthy cultures in the tech industry.

In this 15-minute segment, Mary Beth walks through the “job audition” that made Jellyvision famous. Every candidate for every role completes a real-world task, relating to the actual function of the job.

It gives Jellyvision & candidates the chance to see what it would be like to work together. And it’s highly-predictive of success. Skip it at your own peril.

May 4, 2017

Want to know how to build a rockstar culture at your company? And the pitfalls to avoid?

PowerReviews, one of Chicago's fastest-growing companies, is known for its healthy vibrant culture.

As VP of Human Resources, Kira Meinzer has fostered a collaborative & innovative environment through strategic hiring and training.

In this 15-minute episode, you'll hear words like accountability, transparency, and collaboration. But more importantly, Kira reveals how to actually operationalize it.

When you create a strong healthy culture, it's far easier to attract Rockstars to your business.

May 2, 2017

Ever wonder what venture capitalists actually look for in the CEO’s they fund?

Sach Chitnis, Managing Partner of Jump Capital, tells us in this episode. 

Chicago-based Jump Capital invests in data-driven technology businesses. Average investment range is $3M-15M, typically in Series A or B

Sach is one of the midwest’s most active investors, completing 19 deals in 2 years. They include big-data software maker Narrative Science, parking-app provider ParkWhiz, and marketing software seller SIM Partners.

In this 15-minute episode, Sach reveals what he looks for in CEO’s, and what he expects CEO’s to look for in their teams.

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