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Now displaying: October, 2018
Oct 30, 2018

Autumn Manning is co-founder and CEO of YouEarnedIt, a leading HR SaaS company that improves bottom-line performance metrics by enhancing the employee experience.

Based in Austin, she has a compelling vision: to improve the lives of employees everywhere, one company at a time.

Autumn's been featured in The New York Times and HuffPost, Inc., Business Insider, and Entrepreneur.

Under her leadership, YouEarnedIt created the world's most robust employee experience platform and was named to Entrepreneur Magazine's list of Best Company Cultures in 2017.

In this 20-minute conversation, Autumn shares what she's learned about employee experience and how to get yours right.

 

Oct 23, 2018

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know that LinkedIn is where you’re most likely to find your next job.

But it’s also where you’re likely to find your next hire. And your best candidates.

But only if your LinkedIn profile… and your company’s page… are super compelling.

Why?

Because it’s the very first place that a candidate is likely to look, to learn more about you. That’s right… You.

Candidates want to know who they’re going to be working for. And even before they invest their time applying & interviewing, they want to know if they’re likely to learn something from you.

So, I tracked down an expert. In fact, the expert.

Donna Serdula pioneered the concept of LinkedIn profile optimization and is the author of LinkedIn Profile Optimization For Dummies. She and her team of 40 writers have helped thousands of LinkedIn users strategically write their profile in order to engage with their audience and grow their brand.

(And that includes employer brand.)

If you hope to recruit even one person by the end of this year, you’ve got to update your LinkedIn profile & catch this 20-minute episode with Donna.

Oct 18, 2018

Did you know that 80% of job opportunities at $100,000+ filled every month aren’t advertised?

Despite the internet, it’s still a highly inefficient & hidden market.

Joe Meyer, Founder & CEO of Execthread, intends to change that. It’s NYC-based VC-backed job-sharing network that enables executives to access that “hidden job market.”

ExecThread has become the largest global aggregator of unpublished executive-level job opportunities.

Joe has been a successful start-up CEO and operating executive at high-growth tech companies including HopStop (acquired by Apple), Quigo (acquired by AOL) and eBay. He’s been named Entrepreneur of the Year by Crain's New York Business.

And investors have taken notice. He’s raised $6.5 million in capital from Canaan Partners, Javelin Venture Partners, NextView Ventures, and Corazon Capital.

In this 20-minute conversation, Joe explains how it works & why. If you’re looking for a senior-level role, or senior-level talent, pull on this thread & listen.

Oct 16, 2018

Following a successful career at Google Japan, Renee Wong left to start Castbox 3 years ago.

It’s an award-winning global podcast platform that enables anyone to easily find, access, create, and enjoy spoken audio content. (I’m a fanboy.)

Castbox’s proprietary technology includes cool features like curated podcast recommendations & in-audio deep search to customize your listening experience.

With 40 employees in Beijing, Palo Alto, and Hong Kong, Renee’s riding a the very big wave of podcasting.

And investors are taking notice…

She’s raised millions in venture capital from GV (Google’s venture capital arm), Qiming Venture Partners, IDG Capital, SIG China, GSR Ventures, and ZhenFund.

In this 20-minute episode, Renee reveals how she leads a distributed team that literally spans the globe. (And you think you’ve got leadership challenges?…)

Oct 11, 2018

Every day, people move into new roles but things don’t work quite right. In fact, 40% of them bomb.

That’s why George Bradt started PrimeGenesis in 2002.

Following successful careers at Unilever, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble - and degrees from Harvard & Wharton - he knew there had to be a better way.

George wanted to help new leaders move successfully into their roles. And he’s led the revolution in how people start new jobs on the right foot.

Along the way, he’s learned how new leaders can ramp in 3 months instead of the typical 6-12 months. And reduce the 18-month failure rates from 40% to 5%.

He’s the author of 6 books on onboarding & leadership including “The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan"

In this 20-minute conversation, George reveals why onboarding is usually so hard. And why it doesn’t have to be.

Oct 9, 2018

When I created Strong Suit Podcast to help people learn how to hire smarter, I didn’t know if I’d make it to episode 25.

And here we are at episode 250.

In these 2 years, I’ve had the good fortune to interview business legends like Tom Peters & Christie Hefner. Bestselling authors like David Allen & Michael Watkins. CEO’s like Mark Mader. VC’s like Saydeah Howard. And legendary HR executives like Libby Sartain of Southwest Airlines.

So what do you do for episode 250?

You turn the tables, of course. With my most important guests to-date. Max (14) & Jonah (12) interview me...

I reveal what a headhunter actually does. What it’s like to fire someone. And the boys share their career aspirations (tip: scoop them up now, before their price increases).

Here’s to the next 250.

Oct 4, 2018

Let's be frank.

There are so many places where people botch up the recruiting process.

They're non-compelling. Misleading. And sloppy.

And then they wonder why Half of their new hires don't work out.

I just interviewed Steve Acho of Solstice Consulting Group. Based in Detroit, Steve is one of the clearest thinkers I've met in the recruiting field.

He'd better be.

Because he focuses on recruiting software developers, I.T. folks, and data warehousing experts. Arguably the tightest candidate pool there is.

In this 20-minute conversation, Steve reveals some of his best secrets for getting your fair share of great technical talent (although they apply to any hires you'll make.)

Oct 2, 2018

Brianna Rooney has been a technical recruiter for most of her career.

10 years ago, she founded Techees, which recruits software engineers, data scientists, and similar folks in Silicon Valley.

Not an easy task these days.

But Brianna is relentless. And in this 20-minute conversation, she reveals how to hire your fair share of them.

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