Category Archives: Staffing and Recruitment Industry

Leading Change: How to Go from Being an A-hole to an A-Player

podcast-sleeveEvery leader has to drive some type of change from time to time. Because changing things makes people uncomfortable, it’s common that leaders are viewed negatively, even when whatever is being changed is in the best interest of everyone. In this podcast, I walk you through three simple change management steps. By following these, you’ll no longer be seen as an “a-hole” and instead be viewed as an A-player by the very people impacted by change.

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How to Keep Job Reqs from Getting Stuck in the Slow Lane

Slow drivers are frustrating. Especially when they hang out in the left-hand passing lane. They backup traffic and create unnecessary delays. This same issue is happening in organizations. Hiring managers are taking their foot off the gas of the selection process. Staffing professionals and corporate recruiters end up getting stuck behind them, unable to move …

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Get More Staffing Clients and Get Them Buying Now

Companies that use staffing providers fill their jobs four times faster than those that do not. Does this mean most companies use staffing? No. Less than a third do each year. Here’s how you can cultivate more buyers and get them buying quickly.

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The Importance of What You Do

Writing can be tricky. Sometimes an article has a positive impact. Other times, a piece ends up being a dud. Then there are those articles that stand the test of time. Here’s one of them. I wrote the original version of The Importance of What You Do 17 years ago. Threase Baker, President of ABBTECH …

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Heroic Partnerships: A Conversation with Susie Dietrich, Chairman of the American Staffing Association

hvh-best-sellingThis is the ninth in a series of podcasts on Heroic Partnerships (the first through eight podcasts in the series can be found here).

Joining me for this session is Susie Dietrich. Susie is a principal owner of TOPS Staffing LLCAllTek Staffing and Resource Group Inc.e-Staff Consulting GroupAccountStaff Inc.Sterling Office Professionals, and TVS Inc. She’s also the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Staffing Association.

Susie tells the story of an amazing Heroic Partnership with a buyer that’s lasted over 24 years and five companies. You’ll love what she has to say about, “You build relationships over sandwiches, not RFPs.”

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

 

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Heroic Partnerships: A Conversation with Lisa Pierson of Kimco

hvh-best-sellingThis is the eight in a series of podcasts on Heroic Partnerships (the first through seventh podcasts in the series can be found here).

Joining me for this session is Lisa Pierson, President of Kimco Staffing Services. Since 1986, Kimco has helped 212,000 people find employment in California.

Lisa and I discuss important elements that help create a Heroic Partnership, including giving customers options, excellence in communication, and how to protect the 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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Heroic Partnerships: A Conversation with Threase Baker of ABBTECH

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This is the seventh in a series of podcasts on Heroic Partnerships (the first one can be found here, the second here, the third here, the fourth here, the fifth here, and the sixth here).

Joining me for this session is Threase Baker, President of ABBTECH Professional Resources.

Based in Virginia, ABBTECH is one of the most successful woman owned business with over half a century of cumulative work experience in temporary/contract, temporary/contract to direct hire, and direct placement services.

During our conversation, we explore the importance of feedback, the value of boundaries, and much more. One of my favorite parts of this podcast is when we discuss how to be inquisitive, then prescriptive, and why this is different from many staffing relationships.

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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Heroic Partnerships: A Conversation with Dan Campbell and Larry Feinstein of Hire Dynamics

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This is the sixth in a series of podcasts on Heroic Partnerships (the first one can be found here, the second here, the third here, the fourth here, and the fifth here).

Joining me for this session are Dan Campbell, Founder and Executive Chairman, and Larry Feinstein, CEO, of Hire Dynamics.

Headquartered in the Greater Atlanta area, Hire Dynamics is ranked as the #1 Best Staffing Company to Work For in the U.S. The company operates out of 10 branch offices and 16 on-sites throughout the country that deliver workforce solutions to their clients.

In this conversation, Dan and Larry delve into the specifics of building Heroic Partnerships, including the important “homework” they do in making these relationships work for all parties. You won’t want to miss Larry’s comments about the commonalities between dating and business relationships, especially when he talks about “old flames.”

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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Heroic Partnerships: A Conversation with Tom Gimbel of LaSalle Network

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This is the fifth in a series of podcasts on Heroic Partnerships (the first one can be found here, the second here, the third here, the fourth here).

Joining me for this session is Tom Gimbel, Founder and CEO of LaSalle Network in Chicago.

LaSalle Network is a premier provider of professional staffing and recruiting services. LaSalle has individual business practices specializing in Accounting & Finance, Technology, Office Services, Call Center, Human Resources, Marketing, Supply Chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Sales and Executive Search. The company was ranked on the Inc. 500/5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,  2013, 2014,  2015 and 2016.

In this conversation, Tom delves into specifics of what make Heroic Partnerships special and unique. He gives great advice to both staffing firms and the organizations that use them on how to build better relationships. Plus, you won’t want to miss when he compares these business relationships with friendships.

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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