74 | Rick Girard | How to Hire the Right Person Every Time

What an awesome episode of The Greatness Machine! Rick Girard dropped some serious knowledge when it comes to recruiting, and we may have done a little role-playing.

In this episode, Darius and Rick and I talked about:
-How to hire the right person every time.
-The power of incorporating your core values into the interview process.
-A trick question to ask potential hires to see if they’re a good fit.
Meet Rick:
Rick is the Founder & CEO of the internationally renowned Stride Search! Stride Search is an organization that enables startups to gain a competitive advantage by formalizing a process to maximize candidate engagement, helping clients achieve a 98% success rate in hiring the people they need to succeed. He’s the host of the popular “Hire Power Radio Podcast” dedicated to helping entrepreneurs through recruiting hurdles. His show provides insights from top performing disruptors, innovators & industry experts! In addition to his company and podcast, Rick is an author and public speaker. When he’s not kicking ass in the business world, you can find him competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, rock climbing, surfing, or snow boarding!
Meet Darius:
Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine LIVE. Darius is a mad scientist, high growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His debut book, The Core Value Equation, will release this Fall.

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