Speaking Engagements

Our Chief Talent Officer, Joe Ziccardi, is frequently a guest speaker for executive groups. Topics include recruiting, candidate evaluation / selection, interviewing strategies and tactics, assessment testing, and retention. Below are some of the topics covered. Here we are defining SMBs by number of employees; small businesses being organizations with fewer than 100 employees; midsize enterprises being those organizations with 100 to 999 employees.

  1. Besides job boards, what are some other recruiting channels that are cost effective for small to mid size enterprises?
  2. When hiring, which positions are assessment tests best suited for?
  3. Which are the best assessment tests to utilize when hiring a _________________?
  4. What are some of the best Applicant Tracking Systems for a firm our size?
  5. We cannot afford to pay big recruiting firm fees, yet, we have not been able to find the right candidates with a job positing. What can we do to find good candidates at a reasonable cost and what other lower cost resources and services are available to a firm like ours?
  6. What are some of the best retention ideas and strategies that are currently working in other companies our size?
  7. We’ve had several people (who we have made offers to) accept counter-offers from their current employer. How can we minimize the probabilities of that occurring?
  8. Should our offers have an “expiration” on them? Under what circumstances and how long?
  9. How does Onboarding work in a small to mid size company and how effective is it?
  10. What steps can I take when I look around and see that I have a few mediocre (non-performing) people – those who are not very good, but not terrible enough to fire?
  11. What are some of the performance improvement strategies and metrics that have worked for other companies?
  12. Is it better to interview one-on-one, or to have multiple people interview the candidate together?
  13. While interviewing a candidate, is it legal (or appropriate) to ask _________?
  14. Most candidates seem to be hiding things in their background. How can we increase the probability that we will “get behind the mask” and get the truth?

To inquire about having Joe Ziccardi as a guest speaker, please email Joe at: JoeZ@alternativerecruiting.com or use our contact page.