Recruit Always and Everywhere

Lorraine Ladd, associate director of talent acquisition for alliantgroup, is recruiting in an area with 2.4 percent unemployment.

That’s a lot of miserable people working.

Yes, a lot of people don’t love their jobs, or aren’t getting the pay they deserve, the recognition they deserve, the flexibility, the training, or something else.

To deal with the low unemployment rate, Ladd’s plan is to recruit. Constantly. Everywhere. We talk about that in the podcast below, including the need to recruit at conferences and retail stores you go to; to not rule out older people; and to not constantly think about screening people out. After all, the best people have the worst resumes.

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.