Episode #096: How to Hire the Right People with Jim Roddy

Hiring Lessons, Interview Best Practices, and Recruiting Strategies

Jim RoddyIn my work in the corporate world for over 25 years (most of it in radio), one thing I feel I never quite got the hang of, let alone mastered, was the hiring process.

Now, I’ve hired my share of employees over the years but, for reasons I don’t fully understand, I received little if any training in this area. I never felt comfortable with the process, and relied on my gut instinct more than anything. In other words, I guessed.

Sometimes I guessed right, other times not so much. If only I had a manual to help walk me through the process step-by-step. Something that outlined the pitfalls to avoid, the questions to ask, the signs to look for.

Well, there’s good news for you. Jim Roddy has written that book. It’s called Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer. I know, weird title. But there’s a fascinating story that goes with it, and one you’ll no doubt enjoy and learn from. Click the play button below to join our conversation.

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In today’s episode, Jim and I discuss:

  • What cancer taught him about the importance of hiring the right people
  • The four main areas we need to evaluate effectively to determine if a candidate is a good match for our company
  • Why the mantra, “When in doubt, schedule another interview” is the right one
  • And plenty more!

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Jim Roddy’s Latest Book

You can order your copy of Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer right now!

Books Jim Recommends

Mother Teresa: The Essential Wisdom by Carol Kelly-Gangi

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip and Dan Heath

Jim Roddy Resources

The best place to find out more about Jim is on his company website.

Here, you can pick up a copy of Jim’s new book.

You might consider hiring Jim to speak at your next event or consult your company.

Connect with Jim on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

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