The Robin Hood of hiring, Brad Owens spent a decade helping Fortune 500 companies find talent. Now he helps small businesses attract, hire, and retain their teams.
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1) Make a statement in your job ad that communicates why people would want to work with you.
2) Seek experts for their feedback and learn to trust that feedback.
3) Change what you’re hiring for.
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[00:56] – Brad is married, has 2 kids and a golden retriever
[01:03] – He’s helped more than one-third of the Fortune 500 companies find talent
[01:46] – His area of expertise is in helping small businesses with their hiring problems to creating their corporate culture
[02:00] – Share something we don’t know about your area of expertise that as Entrepreneurs, we probably should: “The best companies don’t hire — they attract!”
[02:57] – Put one sentence on top of your job ad that communicates why people would want to work in your company
[03:38] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: All Brad does is hiring. The very first time he had to be a leader, he really didn’t know how he’d figure it out. So he went to the experts in his field and talked to them about his idea. Each person he went to, unfortunately, told him that his idea wouldn’t work in its current form. He went home and cried
[05:09] – “You need to trust others who know what they’re doing”
[06:09] – “Do not give up on making an impact”
[07:44] – Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment: Brad has been helping Fortune 500 companies for over a decade. He’s recently been involved in his local community and started talking to small businesses and entrepreneur groups. One topic they discussed was about how hard it is to hire and retain employees. He realized he could do that! So he chose one person in his group to test out his idea with. After their session, the person went back to him and told him that his employees became more motivated
[09:25] – “Just do it! Just try”
[11:21] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – “Imposter syndrome”
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “This might fail, but what if it doesn’t?”
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – “Planning tomorrow today”
- Share an internet resource, like Evernote, with Fire Nation – Zoom
- If you could recommend one book to our listeners, what would it be and why? – Why Employees Are Always a Bad Idea – “it’s a mindset shift for people who are there to be a part of your corporate machine – it’s about hiring those who make meaning, not just money”
[12:54] – It can be overwhelming to revamp your hiring process, but you will have to start at some point — change what you’re hiring for
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