Hiring for Culture

Lots of recruiters talk about “hiring people who fit the culture.”

How that’s done is the hard part.

In the podcast below, I talk to someone who’s doing it: Anderee Berengian, co-founder & CEO at Cie Digital Labs, an interactive development firm.

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We talk about interviewing for soft skills. We talk about building a company right so that the “organism” doesn’t reject the person who doesn’t belong. We talk about bowling in the hiring process. And, we talk about the candidate who brewed beer in the bathtub.

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.

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