Bring on Hiring Managers Earlier In the Recruiting Process

Everyone’s talking about employee engagement. But engagement really starts with the interview.

And, to really get job candidates engaged, hiring managers need to be brought into the recruiting process a lot sooner than they are at many companies right now.

In the podcast below with Steve Higginbotham, I talk about the need to involve managers earlier in the game, and train them more in recruiting. Higginbotham’s a branch manager for Volt Workforce Solutions. We also delve into just how to engage people (spoiler alert: you’re going to need a phone).

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.