The Recruiter Recharge Podcast E1: How To Hire A Great Recruiter

Kris Dunn HR, Jason Pankow, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

Editor’s Note – Welcome to the 1st episode of the Recruiter Recharge, a new podcast series we’re doing with the uber-pro team at Newton Software

On today’s show we have Joel Passen, Co-Founder and Head of Sales/Marketing at Newton Software, and Jason Pankow, Staffing Program Manager at Microsoft and FOT blogger, on How To Hire A Great Recruiter.

Joel and Jason join host, Kris Dunn, to chat about the best way to hire a great recruiter.  Hit the podcast and move forward to hear specific topics at the following timestamps:

5:00 – Jason Pankow tells a great story about a job fair where a Mom lectured her son about staying in school…

7:00 – Joel Passen breaks down why hiring recruiters who act like Macgyver is so important…

12:20 – Joel, Jason and KD talk about the difficulty of recruiting in the Bay Area….

16:20 – Joel throws out his top 3 traits that great recruiters share…

25:00 – The gang talks about hunter vs. farmer and why you need to consider that when hiring recruiters…

31:20 – JP, JP and KD talk about where to find the type of recruiters you want and how to write JDs to attract the right recruiters…

38:50 – Joel gives us his top 2 questions to cut through all the BS when hiring recruiters…

Hosts: Kris Dunn and Joel Passen

Producers: Julia Lindsey & Cara Lucas

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Kris Dunn

Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He’s also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) and The HR Capitalist (2007) – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. In his spare time, KD hits the road as a speaker and gives the world what it needs – pop culture references linked to Human Capital street smarts.