Episode 53: The Tech Stack You Need to Recruit and Hire Your Team’s Next Superstar

As a small business owner and entrepreneur, we wear a lot of hats in our business.  One that I don’t like wearing as much as the others is the role of hiring people.  Thankfully, after 18 years, I’ve done it enough to nail down a process that works and a set of technology apps that make the task easier and the end result (a great new member of my team) more repeatable.  In this episode, I go over my process and the tech stack that I use and hopefully you’ll get some ideas on how to improve your own hiring processes to find your next superstar team member.

Topics Discussed (Time Stamped)

01:49 Today’s episode talks about how to leverage technology in your hiring process
03:45 Hiring extremely slow
05:20 Creating a great job description
06:01 Importance of putting the right Job Title
09:12 Putting the location, full-time/part-time and experience level requirements
09:45 Listing the top 3 qualities you are looking for
10:11 Lay out the expectations of the job
10:48 Be more specific in duties and responsibilities section
11:30 The “Nice to have” section
12:08 Wrapping up the description with talking more about the company
12:42 Posting and advertising it across the board
13:20 Getting an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
21:30 Doing indirect tests
23:43 Face-to-face Interview
26:20 Undergo background checks and personality testing
32:05 The last step is the offer

Quotes Worth Sharing

Hire extremely slow and fire somewhat fast Click To Tweet Keep it simple, keep it short and don’t make it too hard for the candidates to know what you expect for the position. Click To Tweet

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Thanks for listening and checking out the show notes,  any feedback, comments, or questions, send me an email at david@techsmartboss.com

One response to “Episode 53: The Tech Stack You Need to Recruit and Hire Your Team’s Next Superstar”

  1. Jade says:

    Great points on how ATS can be a great tool in the hiring process. Plum is a great software to add onto different ATS and it can help remove the struggle of finding your next best employee. Here is a link which talks about how resumes can fail, and why personality trait tests are important -> https://techsmartboss.com/blog/podcast-episode53/

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