Hire Power Radio

Hire Power Radio

Hire Power Radio was created for entrepreneurs and startup executives to provide the tools to win the strongest hires. We challenge the conventional thinking of how you recruit for your startup and help you avoid common pitfalls that can be detrimental to your success. Learn the ins and outs of winning over the coveted talent your startup needs. Recruiting the right people at the right time is imperative for your startup's ability to grow and scale-especially in the early stages. The show's mission is to help entrepreneurs and startup hiring managers to avoid costly hiring mistakes and identify specific problems and provide proven solutions to enable you to win critical hires. We share insights from top-performing rebel entrepreneurs, disruptors, innovators & industry experts. Startups are a wild ride - Hire Power Radio is here to help you through the recruiting hurdles that can make or break your business. Hire smart or your competition will. Hire Power Radio Show broadcasts live every Tuesday at Noon (PST) on LinkedIn Live.

Episodes

November 26, 2021 31 min
Emotional Intelligence is defined as the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.

Over the past year, EQ has become less important to companies because of the NEED for someone to fill the seat. This is just creating more problems, as less care is invested into uncovering the fit into the organization. 

We need to understand that high pe...
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How do you compete against a huge company like Amazon or even a really well funded startup? 

If you are competing checkbook to checkbook, you will lose… Every time! 

The only way to tilt the odds in your favor today is to really understand the career wounds of the person and to be able to connect the dots as to how your opportunity fulfills their desires. 

This requires you to listen. Stop selling and start understanding what is impor...
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Asking for help as an entrepreneur is often a difficult thing to do. But it is the one thing you MUST do if you want to succeed. 

I learned this from my friend, Lori Torres, the founder of Parcel Pending. Lori was able to grow the company from $0 to a $100M exit in six years … and the reason it was such a success is because she asked for help… a lot!

Asking for help gets people engaged. It allows them to gain insight into the busines...
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The reason we do this show every week is to dispel the commonly held belief that “there is no right way to hire”. Most entrepreneurs & investors believe that you just have to find the right skills and “trust your gut”. Hoping that the person works out.  

The consequences of this thinking results in countless sleepless nights, missing project deadlines, unstable mental health, increased capital burn and ultimately company failure...
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We are in full swing of this “Great Resignation” and a record 4.3 million people quit their jobs in August. 

If you are one of the business leaders who have been losing people, please realize that it is not them, It is YOU! People are quitting because they no longer align themselves with your company values … especially the mandated policies in and around the pandemic. 

Right now, there are much better options in the form of growth a...
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While everyone is chasing the same people, ie: those who work for competitors or the 3-7 year up-and-comers, there is a huge pool of talent that are on the sidelines waiting for a well positioned opportunity to present itself. 

I’d like to challenge you to think about the concept that outstanding talent comes from the most unlikely places. 

Last week we heard the story of a top sales performer at Swag.com who had no sales experience ...
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Growing your company from 2 to 10 people is the most critical time in your company's life cycle. The reason for this is every single hire that is made can make or break the company. 

Every founder I meet has a story of “we hired a person that we thought was going to be a rockstar and it turned out to be a disaster”. 

So where do things go wrong when a bad hire is made?  

The interview was run from a position of need;  where we foc...
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4 Million Americans quit their jobs in July of 2021 , according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. What this means is that you have a tremendous opportunity to upgrade your talent base in your organization. 

The pandemic has magnified people’s career wounds in a way that every business will be impacted. 

While many reasons are given as to the cause of this mass exodus, the root of the fall out is that the people leaving are no l...
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September 30, 2021 23 min
Time and People are the most precious asset your company has on the road to success or failure. 

As leaders, It is our responsibility to protect the time of our team to ensure that projects are delivered on time. It is also our responsibility to put processes in place that ensure that the strongest people are in the right seat!

Shouldn't each step of the interview process have a purpose and save time for everyone involved?  

Yet I...
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Hire slow, fire fast is a motto we have all heard as startup founders. It makes logical sense but what really happens is quite the opposite. As entrepreneurs we shift into panic mode when we have a need and move quickly to fill the role. Completely missing all the evidence that this person will be a bad hire.

Once the person is in the seat, the dread of having to refill a role often leads to concessions made to the detriment of the ...
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“There is work that needs to be done and I just need someone good to do the work”

*** sigh ***

This is what we tell ourselves when we decide to hire someone. But it is so much deeper than just getting a butt in the seat! 

Growth is the most important factor here. So, we must start with the end in mind to avoid making HUGE hiring mistakes! 

Yes, we need to get the work done but will this person really help your company grow? And more im...
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The first time I was fired was when I was 16 years old and working at Numero Uno Pizza. It happened really strangely, I went in to pick up my paycheck and the manager let me know that this paycheck would be my last one as I was no longer employed there. 

No warning and no explanation.

Bewildered, I simply walked out the door, walked across the street and was hired by their competitor. 

The way in which the whole experience went down, ...
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Answer: Linking Corporate Values into Your Interview Questions eliminates bias

I posed the question to a room of over 400 corporate executives and the results shocked me when I first asked it. Now when I ask the question, the results just make me …. Sad.

“Please raise your hand if you have had any formal interview training at any time in your career, other than what not to say in an interview”.  Three hands were raised. 3 out of over...
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You are at the point in your business where the company is ready to hire the first person to head up a department (i.e.: sales, marketing, engineering). You are excited and terrified at the same time. You’re thinking “I have to get this right”... and you are right, you do!

How do you evaluate a person with an area of expertise that you are NOT familiar with? 

The answer, my friends, is being prepared, digging deep and really listenin...
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The key to retention is growth. With looming fears of “the great resignation” company’s are unsure as to how to structure the organization. Forcing a state of flux that is not healthy for the business. 

The poles tell us that at least 40% of people will quit if forced to go back into the office full time. Will your company have a mass exodus? If you have not put your people first…. Most likely.

Companies who have been fostering perso...
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We can all agree that running a remote business has become very challenging from both a cultural and productivity perspective. If anything the past year and a half has taught us, it is that paying attention to the needs of our people is really hard. Especially when they are remote. 

So how do we progress through this challenge and continue to grow?....Take on a social mission. 

We have all heard the term “givers gain”. When your cult...
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It is time to change our mindset on how to really attract and hire the strongest people. The answer is not having the  greatest recruiters or tools. It is not about having strong “employer branding” or compensation plans. The answer is really simple... It is about gathering the evidence in the interview to support the decision without assumptions & bias. 

Leadership drives hiring , not recruiting or HR. 

Mic drop moment: There ar...
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Have you ever thought to yourself “If we only could have paid a bit more money, we would have landed the A-player we really needed to hire”?

If so, you would be wrong. 

We often assume that money is the main reason for the turn down but in reality, it is our inability to demonstrate how our opportunity brings purpose to the individual. It is no longer a time where good people will sacrifice career satisfaction for a paycheck. 

The bal...
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As Entrepreneurs, we are constantly striving to get in front of the challenges we have. However we often seem to be in a constant state of fighting fires.?

So now we are at a precipice where technology tools can alleviate this pain but we must first invest the time in training & understand how to best position ourselves and our teams to innovate successfully.?

Let’s start to think about our human resources differently in a mind s...
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Listening is the most critical interview tool you have. Not listening to respond (which we all do) but listening to understand. 

Think of the interview as an opportunity to gather evidence to support your decision and when you understand a person’s pain & desire first, you can accurately position your opportunity as the answer to their problems. 

Why do you need to understand the person before you hire them? Isn’t it enough that ...
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