Change the Way You Think About Job Descriptions

Before you hire, you need a clear understanding of what you need, and why.

What is required needs to be focused on the work that needs to be accomplished. The most crucial part of the recruiting process is understanding why this is really needed. It’s often overlooked.

Greg Toroosian has spent the best part of a decade recruiting for technical positions across software, IT, and hardware verticals. Toorsian, the director of talent acquisition at sweetgreen, oversees the team that manages all corporate hiring for technical and non-technical teams.

In the podcast below, he talks about:

  • Hiring managers don’t really know what they need
  • Inefficient time spent on the wrong people because the hiring manager is really not sitting down and outlining the work that needs to get done
  • His intake process to define the what and the why
  • Defining the expectations by setting at least three performance metrics for the first 90 days
  • Recruiters vs. order-takers

Check out the episode below, and join him (and I!) at the ERE conference in San Diego.

Rick Girard is founder and CEO of Stride Search Inc, an engaged search firm and the host of the Hire Power radio podcast.

His career has kept him laser-focused on building tech startups in the highly competitive Silicon Valley. He specializes in helping startups WIN key hires.  Value and impact are the two main ingredients brought to every interaction, above and beyond just locating the strongest people. Contrarian in his approach, he has flipped the script on engagement and the hiring process to bring a massive competitive advantage to every interaction.

While not running a school for Gifted Mutants as Professor X, he authored his first book “Career Wounds” (coming mid 2019), competes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and has an affinity for any adrenaline-pumping activity.