Recruit More Rockstars With Jeff Hyman


My guest today says quote: “90% of business problems are actually recruiting problems in disguise. If you’re filling your company’s vacant positions with B-players, you’re playing with fire. Instead, hire Rockstars (the top 5% of candidates who have the desired competencies and DNA, at the budgeted compensation level) to build an organization with limitless potential. “

Jeff Hyman is is the Chief Talent Officer for StrongSuit and author of a new book, Recruit Rockstars: The 10 Step Playbook to Find the Winners and Ignite Your Business


  • How do you view recruiting technology today….do you use any sourcing or other tools to find talent? ATS? Onboarding tools? Linkedin open rates?

  • Using sales and marketing tactics to recruit...especially the job description---you say replace it with a job invitation….explain…

  • You go a step further with creating a “job value proposition”...what is that?

  • Test driving candidates...how should employer approach this

  • Talk about Sourcing: “150 résumés, LinkedIn profiles, or referrals will yield approximately twenty candidates worth talking to. That first number isn’t arrived at arbitrarily; it has proven time and again to be the optimally sized pool to produce a successful result.”

  • You aren't a huge fan of job boards but you do say you have had success with some niche boards...any particular ones worth mentioning? Whats your advice here…

  • You are also a fan of Boomerangs…

  • How do you spot a great recruiter?

  • What are some of your favorite questions to ask candidates?

  • Tell me on of your most creative recruiting stories...someone that was really challenging to find and place

  • Last question: What advice do you have for those who are just starting their recruiting career. Words of of wisdom...