Expert Interview Series: Andrew Greenberg of The Recruiting Division on Smarter Recruiting

Andrew Greenberg is the President of The Recruiting Division, a leader in Contract Recruiter based RPO solutions. He has 17 years of recruiting experience and a Masters Degree in personnel psychology. We recently talked to Andrew about how he approaches recruiting and how businesses can improve their hiring processes. Here’s what he had to say:

What’s your philosophy on recruiting? How do you approach it differently than other firms?

Our approach to recruiting starts with the premise that candidates are not commodities. “Sourcing” does not mean mass emails and generic voicemails. A great recruiter… Read the full article >

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Why Google, Apple, and Facebook Hire Dumb Leaders, and You Should Too

Usually, companies hire or promote people into leadership roles because they think they are smart. They have demonstrated through previous jobs that they know how to deploy their smarts to solve business problems, and then they are given a leadership job. This is not true at Google, Apple, or Facebook. They appoint leaders who are in fact the dumbest people on the team.
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Hiring and Personality Types

Should you avoid hiring certain personality types? 

As long as people qualify for the job and don’t have any record of being unethical there is NO personality type you should not hire. Quite the opposite. The more diverse a team the better. The only thing to avoid is to only have the SAME personality type. Managers tend to hire people that are like them. Think like them. Then a team becomes an “echo chamber”. Just repeating what everybody already knows, and confirming everybody’s views and beliefs. 

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