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Now displaying: August, 2017
Aug 31, 2017

If you’re like most executives, you spend a good portion of your time figuring out which of your company’s manual processes can be automated & digitized. It’s the new normal.

But, have you stopped to think about how the change will impact your people?

My guest today, Anthony Onesto, is a guru of digital transformation. He’s General Manager for Konrad Group, a global innovation company. And before that, he was the first head of human resources for FreshDirect, which he took from 30 employees to 2,000 in just 5 years.

So, he understands the impact of this digitization on your people.

In this 20-minute interview, Anthony reveals how to get your arms around it, the best practices for prioritizing the changes, how to get your team onboard — or how to lose them if you don’t.

If you plan to be around in 2025, you can’t afford to miss this interview.

Aug 29, 2017

How do you assess candidates in most predictive way before you hire them full time? My guest today has an innovative solution.

Jeffrey Moss is the Founder & CEO of Parker Dewey. After spending 15 years in private equity & venture capital, he took the plunge into entrepreneurship.

He created Parker Dewey to connect companies with graduating college students & recent alumni. Employers can provide short-term projects to get those “we really should” tasks done, and also to see the talent in action. It’s far better than an interview or a reference check.

Meanwhile, recent students get real-world experience. This is a win-win.

Jeffrey’s also become an expert in what Millennials want, need, and crave in an employer. In this 20-minute interview, he reveals all.

Aug 25, 2017

Matt Moore is Chief Talent Officer at Alpine Investors, the SF-based private equity firm with $900M under management. 

He joined following a storied career at Silicon Valley’s executive search firm SPMB Schweichler Price Mullarkey Barry. So, Matt has a broad perspective across Alpine’s portfolio companies. 

He’s cracked a code: As a company grows, there are times when you’ll need to trade up/replace your talent.

In other words, what got you here may not get you there.

In this 20-minute interview, Matt reveals how to think about your talent needs… and how they evolve as your business evolves. And of course, how to make the tough decision to replace some of your loyal team members.

Aug 22, 2017

Let’s be honest… It’s become a candidate’s market. Record low unemployment. Good luck finding a Rockstar, let alone getting them to say Yes.

But it can be done.

Today’s guest reveals the secrets to engaging the top talent that aren’t actively looking for a new role. Julie Stone is Director of Talent Acquisition for Equity LifeStyle Properties. Prior, she was in a similar role with Cushman & Wakefield. 

Along the way, she’s learned how to get the best candidates to listen. How to get them to table. And how to get the Yes.

If you’re going to hire anyone during the rest of this year, invest 20 minutes with this episode.

 

Aug 3, 2017

If you're like me, you've wondered if it's okay to text candidates? Or is that too much? It's a great intimate fast way to communicate, but does it cross some boundary? Can I text them on the weekend? etc. etc.

I found the person with the answers.

Erik Kostelnik is Founder/CEO of TextRecruit, the candidate & employee engagement platform that leverages text, chat and AI to optimize the hiring funnel. His clients include UPS, Aramark, Sodexo, US Marines, Randstad, and VMware.

Erik is a guru on social media recruiting, and in particular texting.

In this 20-minute episode, Erik reveals what you really need to know about how, when, why (and why not) to text candidates. Invest a few minutes and you'll out-recruit your competition.

Aug 1, 2017

If you're a raving fan of the Podcast -- and let's be honest, who's not? -- you know that we spend alot of time learning how to recruit Rockstars from experts.

But what good is it to choose carefully, pay competitive compensation, and then not captivate the hearts & minds of the people you've worked so hard to attract? Most employees have 'checked out'

My guest today is Jason Lauritsen. He's been described as a “workplace evangelist.” He believes to his core that work must be a rewarding and fulfilling experience for every employee.

He's dissected employee engagement. He speaks globally about it. He's written the book "Social Gravity" all about it.

And Jason's identified the ONE thing that you can do to 10x your employee engagement. Most managers just don't do it -- sad, but true. In this 20-minute interview, you'll learn how to avoid their mistake.

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