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making hiring great again.

Hey friends!

This past week has been absolutely insane β€” I went into full-time recruitment mode, ending with more than 30 interviews (including follow-ups) in a single week!

If you want a peek into my "strategy" or workflow, then, I've written a quick post about that here (I'd love your thoughts on it and whether you think I can make this more streamlined or performant!):

Most people absolutely hate hiring.

Or, to be specific, they hate the process of hiring folks (e.g. starting the pipeline, building momentum, scheduling and administrative issues, candidate reviews, on-site logistics, offer letters, etc...).

I mean, even as I type those things out I bet a handful of you are slowing getting more anxious (I'm sorry)!

But, is there anything more fun and more life-giving than spending time with motivated, intelligence, and unique people that might be a good fit for your business?! I mean, it's such a privilege, honor, and rare opportunity to have access to folks who can literally transform your entire business (and life, if we want to go all the way out there...)!

Hiring is a wonderfully-painful thing that requires a lot of us because the results, when done really well, are totally fucking worth it.

So, don't forget it. Love you all. Stay the course.

To infinity and bitcoin.

John Saddington
Chief Cartridge Blower (CEO of YEN)

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