Hire Power Radio

Hire Power Radio

The #1 Talent Acquisition & Recruiting podcast! This show is disruptive, and it will challenge conventional thinking of how you recruit for your company. The content of my show will inspire you to refocus, modify and change your beliefs. We are also here to have fun and that’s why I bring on unique guests to the show: rebel entrepreneurs and company leaders who are unafraid to buck conventional methods. Strap in and learn the real secrets to build a successful team from disruptors who don’t travel the same path as everyone else; they build their own. Hire Power Radio Show broadcasts live every Tuesday at Noon (PST) on OCTalkRadio.net. #HirePowerRadio #hirepower #hiring #recruiting #talentacquisition #interview... Show More

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August 6, 2020 28 min
“I want to work with really smart people and here is a list of schools that this person will have graduated from” said Lawrence, the CEO. “I do not want to interview anyone who has not come out of one of these schools”.
My gut reaction was to simply say, “no thanks” and exit the meeting. Afterall, this CEO was going to be difficult to work with. 
My response back was simply “Confirmation Bias” 
We favor information that confirms our w...
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Key Points for Episode:
Timeline for Video Interviews - 72 hours 
1- 45 minutes 
2- 45 minutes
3- 45 minutes
4- 45 - 60 minutes
 
Decision  - 24 hours from Final Interview 
 
You must have your questions pre-written and assigned to the individual Interviewer
Questions designed to gain evidence of cultural alignment
 
** DO NOT just pick random behavioral questions! 
They must have purpose and be tied to your company values!
 
Behavioral Question...
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We are now remote.  And we are learning so much about what it takes to keep your people engaged and productive. The balance between communication and micromanagement is often the Biggest challenge. 
 
Here’s what we’ve learned: Consistent communication with ultra flexibility is working. Encouragement to take care of yourself first: ie: a walk, bike ride or step away is increasing productivity. Virtual happy hours are helping to forge...
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High performing individuals come in every flavor. They can not be identified by looking at a resume! They can only be discovered by understanding who the person is,  the values they hold dear and the track record of the impact they have made in the past. 
Every day, your company loses money when you allow personal bias to influence your hiring decisions without proper evidence. Quite often, the strongest hire is not the person you e...
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Not having a clearly defined corporate culture document is a recipe for failure. Why? The culture document is a business plan for how your people are expected to behave, interact and resolve conflict. It is your saving grace when things go sideways! You must provide a clear and accurate picture to everyone you interview about the good, the bad and the ugly of the organization and the expectations of behaviors that result in success...
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Marketing and hiring are far too often major failure points because they are started too late. The right time to start marketing is before you launch your product. Just as the right time to hire is before you feel the pain of needing the work to be done. It is never too soon to to proactively start your marketing or hiring process. 
The key to not failing is having the structure in place before you feel the pain!
Our guest today:Andr...
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Ever finished an interview with a great person and just felt unsure or maybe you need more data to make the decision either way?
This all too common scenario is caused by a poorly executed interview process and not asking intentional questions designed to gain the evidence to support a decision either way. Today we will be discussing how to avoid the pitfalls of this conundrum when hiring for your company.
Our guest today: Steve Pfre...
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June 21, 2020 19 min
Why you need to hire trusted talent to build and scale your startup. Referrals are still the strongest way to stack the deck with talent for your organization. But you cannot shortcut the interview process. Just because a person worked well in another organization does not mean they will be successful at yours.
Diligence in gathering evidence of value, growth and cultural alignment must be gathered to avoid making a bad hire.
 
Our gu...
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Will a subject matter expert be a better solution to hiring a leader for your company? We can all agree that there are different types of leaders. I am going to contend that the wiring of the leader you are hiring is more important than the pedigree that is brought to the table. 
Our guest today: Ed Tyson, CEO of PerSynergy Consulting.
Ed Tyson is the chief executive officer of PerSynergy Consulting, architect of LeadershipSOPs, aut...
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The vast majority of companies still do not have any policy in place to support work from home. As the majority of companies have switched to remote work and plan to implement this new system going forward - companies need to understand how to make an effective switch that will align with their company goals and business development strategy. 
Our guest today: David DeFrancis, CEO of IT Proactive
David started his first computer cons...
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A remote workforce has proven to be challenging to a lot of companies who have traditionally run operations from a centralized location. Aside from the technical issues (ie:security and connectivity) productivity, engagement and mental health become more difficult to manage. Today we take a dive into how we can utilize policies, tools and data to create a more engaged remote workforce.
Our guest today: Shiran Yaroslavsky, Co-Founder...
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There is a flood of great talent on the market and the competition for those limited positions is heating up. With this rise in the talent pool the ability to properly access applications is a major challenge. 
The bar has been raised! 
Are you leaving good people on the table?
Our guest today: Shawn Sheikh, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Pivot CMO
Shawn is a Silicon Valley & Beach serial entrepreneur and Y Combinator alumni....
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The remote work mandate is still proving to be challenging for a lot of companies. Work from home is here to stay and we have to embrace the changes - there’s more to it than just making sure your employees are getting the job done. Today we are discussing how to get your IT infrastructure dialed in to increase performance in your business.
Our guest today: Greg Keller, CTO of JumpCloud
Greg Keller is the Chief Technology Officer at ...
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The key to successful hiring is in uncovering evidence in a person's ability to align culturally and professionally with your unique company. … None of this evidence is on a resume! How do we gather evidence? First, not short cutting the interview process. Focusing on deep behavioral questions then confirming your conclusions with data through assessments.
Our guest today: Josh Millet, Founder & CEO of Criteria Corp
Josh star...
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How can you tell if someone is good just through a phone screen?
A BIG thanks to our guest today: John Driscoll, Co-Founder & CEO of Naked Development. 
Part 1: Outlining Key Points for Episode:
Phone Screening: From reviewing the application to proceed to scheduling a call should be between 2-4 days (MAX)
Ideal timing for phone call: 45-60 minutes
Part 2: 3 components of the phone screen (understanding the person) Why, What & H...
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We are now living the new normal.....And that normal is a mostly remote workforce, work/life/self balance and a heavy reliance on technology to lead the business. It is not about keeping what you have but changing who you are to adapt your business to the new world. Companies who will thrive are those who are embracing the change and committing to disrupting their own business. Not holding on to what was. Today is all about embraci...
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Is AI the future of recruitment? Better yet, will AI replace the need for a resume? Tools are available to utilize AI in improving workflow and screening applicants. The question lies in their accuracy and viability in identifying the strongest people for your unique organization.  
Our guest today: Neil Sahota, AI Expert & Author of “Own the AI Revolution”.
Neil Sahota is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) Artificial In...
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Special Episode! 
Video Interviews are the new necessity. But what is the best way to run an effective process? Today we breakdown the framework to run a strong, evidence based video interview. Through partnerships with fully remote based companies, we are sharing what has proven to produce the strongest hires. RIGHT NOW is your opportunity to elevate your companies productivity by hiring stronger talent. 
Key Points for Episode:
Time...
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Remember that person who you really wanted to hire but they took a job somewhere else? Now is the time to reconnect. Through no fault of their own, great talent is being displaced due to the pandemic. Now is the time to proactively hire and raise the level of performance through opportunistic hiring! This crisis will pass. And when it does, emerge as a much stronger organization and be positioned to crush your competitors!
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Fundraising is difficult especially when you are missing a hiring process! Understanding who you are and defining your process are critical in bringing confidence to your investors. It is NOT difficult to solidify a process! Bring confidence to your team and your investors by demonstrating that you understand the importance of getting the right people on the bus! 
Today’s Quote: 
"You must have confidence in your competence."...
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