How to recruit rockstars, with Jeff Hyman

Episode 691

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Jeff Hyman is the Chief Talent Officer at Chicago-based Strong Suit Executive Search — whose focus is on recruiting and building rockstar teams for growth companies. He’s recruited over 3,000 people and has advised hundreds of entrepreneurs along the way on the recruitment process — and from that experience — he wrote the book “Hiring Growth Rockstars: The 10 Step Playbook to Find the Winners and Ignite Your Business” to share the lessons he learned. Jeff also hosts the five-star podcast, Strong Suit.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Hiring the very best talent can be what helps your business win in your industry
  • How rockstar employees are up to 10 times more productive and efficient than average employees
  • What happens if you hire 5 rockstar employees but pay them like 8 rockstar employees
  • Why you should not look at hiring employees as an expense
  • The importance of having a compensation philosophy
  • The benefits of not paying top of market prices for an employee
  • How to find a rockstar employee that is the right fit for your business
  • Why setting priorities and being protective of your time each day are important daily habits
  • How purposeful networking can lead to business growth and success
  • Why having candor in your company and learning to have the tough discussions is vital to success

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