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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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Jan 10, 2017

My guest Adam Robinson is Chief Hireologist & CEO of Hireology, one of Chicago’s fastest-growing companies. They’ve raised millions in venture capital to crack the recruiting code.

Adam has made a science of the recruiting process, by creating a software product that focuses on the most-predictive elements of the recruiting process.

In this 20-minute interview, Adam reveals the FOUR factors that are most-predictive of candidate success. If you don’t nail these four, you’re wasting your time. Regardless of industry, level, or job, these are the ones that matter most. 

Everything else is just noise.

 

Jan 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. They’ve been recognized as having one of the most unique & healthy cultures in the tech industry.

In this 20-minute segment, Mary Beth walks through the 3 key things you must get right even after the interview 

(1) Doing reference checks the right way 

(2) Using a job audition to “test drive” the candidate before extending an offer 

(3) Crafting an offer letter that gets the “Yes” every time

 

Jan 5, 2017

Building a winning culture is hard... But combining two cultures into one is nearly impossible.

My guest today, Matt Moog, has done it. 

As CEO of PowerReviews, Matt combined his company with a competitor. Merging brands & technologies was simple, compared to the challenge of combining cultures.

In this 20-minute interview, Matt reveals step-by-step how he did it. What to do before, during, and after an acquisition. Everything you must do to ensure the corporate culture is unstoppable after the deal. And the mistakes you must avoid.

If you've ever been curious about how cultures survive a merger, you can't afford to miss this conversation.

Jan 3, 2017

The war for talent is ON. So, how do you compete with the likes of Google, Facebook, and Uber to attract Rockstars to your fledgling company? Especially when you can't pay top dollar.

My guest today is Kevin Willer. He's uniquely-qualified to show us how.

Kevin is Partner at Chicago Ventures, the fund with $100M under management & dozens of upstart portfolio companies.

And before that, Kevin was the very First employee of Google in Chicago. Back in 2000 - when nobody had heard of Google - he built a Rockstar team of hundreds & put them on the map.

In this 20-minute interview, Kevin shows us how to compete for talent with the big names. The mistakes to avoid. And why talent should be your #1 priority in 2017.

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