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May 30, 2018

Scott Wintrip is the author of High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant, named the must-read book by SHRM’s HR Magazine. Over the past 19 years, Scott has led the Wintrip Consulting Group, a global consultancy that has helped more than 22,000 organizations build talent-rich companies that have eliminated their hiring delays forever. For five consecutive years, Staffing Industry Analysts, a Crain Communications company, awarded Scott a place on the “Staffing 100,” a list of the world’s 100 most influential leaders. He’s also a member of the Million Dollar Consultant Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Staffing 100 Hall of Fame.



[02:13] Scott studied Music in college


[03:02] He was unaware that putting people in jobs was an industry


[04:04] Scott realized that apart from employment agencies, he had to serve companies   


[05:22] Making history repeat itself is the best strategy Scott would share with people  


[05:52] Recurring patterns make better hires


[06:29] 70% of hiring managers and HR professionals often see agencies and recruiters as a necessary evil; people stealing persons from one company and putting them in another.”


[06:56] Find people who are willing to join an industry with a reputation that is not well deserved


[10:05] The old way of hiring no longer works  


[11:53] Smart, talented people give themselves options. They know that the job they have today can go away tomorrow. So they believe in lining up options for themselves.”


[13:16] Hiring under the influence of overwhelming responsibility is a bad idea


[13:56] Scott identifies the recruiting process in his book High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant


[14:10] Various types of companies benefit from his book. However, he believes that the smaller businesses benefit the most


[15:02] Look for the recurring patterns among the people that matches their personality to their career


[16:18] Scott thinks that small businesses have a competitive advantage that allows them to sell a career path to people


[18:27] If you want to recruit good people, you have to run a good business, and serve your community”


[19:02] Conduct a different type of interview to ensure you make:

- the right hire

- attract good people

- eliminate preconceived notions


[19:17] In the typical interview, candidates TELL, SELL and SWELL


[19:56] Scott focuses on proof, not promises


[20:08] How to conduct an experiential interview:

  • See the candidate in action; doing sample work
  • Hear how they will behave around customers and colleagues
  • Experience the quality of his/her skills


[25:19] The Biggest Mistakes in the Hiring Process:

  1. Blaming the skills shortage
  2. Making it more complicated than it is


[29:48] Comment “I want High Velocity Hiring and you will be entered into a raffle to win Scott’s book