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  • Advanced Technology Development Center (Atlanta) Presentation: How to Find and Hire Great Talent -

    1. 1. How to Find and Hire Great Talent ATDC November, 2010
    2. 2. 10 things 1. Always and everyone 2. This is a sales function 3. Network 4. Social media 5. Your website, blog, etc 6. Share (aka become known) 7. Give back 8. Know yourself 9. Not all about pay 10. Build the funnel 2
    3. 3. WHAT: It really is pretty easy • Think about it differently • Be a talent scout • Everyplace as an interview • Everyone you meet – Same as you do for sales – Same as for funding • A process, not an event 3
    4. 4. • Search • Network • Interact & be visible • Post • Use RSS & alerts • Freelance/contract for short-term stuff WHERE: Online & Offline 4 craigslist
    5. 5. HOW: Want the best? • Hire Artists (a.k.a follow figure53’s lead) • Hire for passion • You have things more powerful than money…give them • Structure jobs for what you need, not tradition • Structure jobs for what they need, not tradition • Consider training • Be objective, not subjective 5
    6. 6. Got your chapstick? 6
    7. 7. Understand your DNA • What you want your company to be…inside • Not the standard BS of integrity, teamwork, etc • What works and doesn’t (sometimes this is easier) • Determine 5 total (6 is max) • Hire for this once they can do the job • Radical honesty is key here • Hire and compensate accordingly 7
    8. 8. Know what to look for • Go for Motivational fit • Tell me about when you have been most satisfied in your career…. • Tell me about when you have been least satisfied in your career….. • SHUT UP…..then ask “why” and “tell me more” • Total of 5 mins per – they should be talking 8
    9. 9. Some other thoughts • Assess skills, behaviors, aptitude • Decide the tradeoffs between early hires and later • Always be recruiting, have a future view • Problems of “I hire everyone” • Build talent pools (really) – College campuses – be visible – Internships – Keep targets warm • Don’t be afraid to ask…be open 9
    10. 10. Who are we? Ready when you are…. Kinetix is a recruitment process outsourcing firm (RPO) for growth companies. • We leverage an integrated services model comprised of total RPO, staffing & recruiting and HR consulting to help clients ensure that growth will never be slowed by an inability to acquire and retain the best talent. • Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Atlanta, Kinetix has filled tens of thousands of positions, from security guards to CFOs.On the web at www.kinetixhr.com 10
    11. 11. 11 Questions? Thank You!

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