Monthly Archives: February 2017

Fat-Free Hiring

Did you know that automation could be slowing down your hiring? Why? Because it may not be the right automation. And you may not be using automation correctly for your circumstances. Watch this video to learn the questions you must ask to ensure that you’re engaged in fat-free hiring.

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Heroic Partnerships: A Conversation with Kristen Harris of Portfolio Creative

hvh-best-sellingThis is the fourth in a series of podcasts on Heroic Partnerships (the first one can be found here, the second here, and the third here).

Joining me for this session is Kristen Harris, COO and Co-Founder of Portfolio Creative in Columbus, Ohio.

Founded in 2005, Portfolio Creative is an award-winning recruiting and staffing firm. They partner with corporations, retailers, and large creative agencies to help solve creative workforce challenges.

In this conversation, Kristen talks about her firm’s partnership with an MSP (Managed Service Provider). What some may find surprising, especially those in the staffing business, is how a relationship with an MSP became heroic.

An entire chapter of my forthcoming book, High Velocity Hiring, provides more details on how to create Heroic Partnerships. Visit the book page for more information.

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Practical Humility: A Key Trait of Top Leaders

What differentiates the most successful leaders from others? It’s not just one attribute that helps them be effective. However, there are a handful of traits that are increasing in their importance. I cover these traits in my book, High Velocity Hiring, one of which is practical humility. I had a chance recently to discuss this …

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Heroic Partnerships: A Conversation with Mario Soto of Helpmates

hvh-banner-podcastThis is the third in a series of podcasts on Heroic Partnerships (the first one can be found here and the second here).

Joining me for this session is Mario Soto, CSP, Director of Operations for Helpmates Staffing Services in Southern California.

Helpmates has served the staffing needs of clients for more than 40 years. Their team is made up of 100% Certified Staffing Professionals (CSP)™. Helpmates has earned the prestigious “Best of Staffing” award for eight consecutive years through Inavero Institute, an independent professional services market research firm.

Be sure to pay particular attention to what Mario has to say midway through the podcast when he talks about how he brilliantly handles dishonesty, and how this improved a difficult relationship.

An entire chapter of my forthcoming book, High Velocity Hiring, provides more details on how to create Heroic Partnerships. Visit the book page for more information.

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Theres No “I” in Team or in Hiring

Effective hiring is never a solo act. Hiring, when done well, is a team sport. Why? A team counters the limits of an individual’s perception (called Hiring Blindness). Scott shares how to set up your hiring team.

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Heroic Partnerships: A Conversation with Jim Essey of The TemPositions Group of Companies

eliminate-hiring-delays-adThis is the second in a series of podcasts on Heroic Partnerships (the first one can be found here).

Joining me for this session is Jim Essey, President and CEO of The TemPositions Group of Companies.

Founded in 1962, The TemPositions Group of Companies is one of the country’s largest regional full-service staffing agencies offering temporary, contract, temp-to-hire, direct hire and recruitment process outsourcing services. TemPositions serves the New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Northern California markets.

An entire chapter of my forthcoming book, High Velocity Hiring, provides more details on how to create Heroic Partnerships. Visit the book page for more information.

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Five Tips to Network for Top Talent

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Word of mouth is a powerful way to find great talent and fill open positions. It’s also often overlooked. Why? Because people forget to ask for this help. Plus, they don’t realize the potency of this stream of talent. Just how potent are referrals? In reviewing the hiring practices of 70 companies last year, there …

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Heroic Partnerships: A Conversation with Kelly McCreight of Hamilton-Ryker

eliminate-hiring-delays-ad Welcome to the first in a series of conversations about Heroic Partnerships. What are Heroic Partnerships? They’re highly effective relationships between organizations and staffing providers. These partnerships are based upon mutuality: A belief that, for the relationship to succeed, each party must get its needs met. The organization gets the talent it needs when it’s needed. The staffing provider is equitably compensated for the value it provides. Both meet expectations that make the partnership work.

Who will benefit from this podcast? If you’re involved in hiring in an organization, these conversations are for you. If work in a staffing or recruitment company, these podcasts are for you too. Forming Heroic Partnerships requires that everyone does their part to make these relationships work.

Joining me in this first podcast is Kelly McCreight, President of Hamilton-Ryker.

Founded in 1971, Hamilton-Ryker is a total workforce solution and industry leader for the provision of industrial, administrative, and information technology staffing, as well as, recruiting, management consulting, and information technology solutions.

Headquartered in Tennessee, Hamilton-Ryker has 35 locations across the U.S.

An entire chapter of my forthcoming book, High Velocity Hiring, provides more details on how to create Heroic Partnerships. Visit the book page for more information.

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