Everyone wants to have A-players in their teams, but when it comes to recruiting those rockstars, many of us don’t even know where to start.


Does recruitment look any different when we’re looking to onboard the best of the best? How do top-tier achievers want to be approached, and what could entice them to work with our organizations, over everyone else?


On the flipside, how can recruits present themselves as the kind of talent companies are willing to go the extra mile to bring into their worlds?


In this episode, executive recruiter and President of MR Fairfax, Robert Houghton and I discuss how to spot (or become!) top talent.


"The ideal recruit is looking towards a goal, not running away from something." -Craig Picken


Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode


5 things that separate A-players from everyone else
Is there an easy way to spot the ideal hire, from a distance?


The non-negotiables A-players are looking for
Why would a rockstar be willing to up and move to another organization? How can we make joining our teams worth their while?


How to tell if a rockstar recruit is really interested
Are would-be recruits really interested in joining our teams, or could they be easily persuaded to stay where they are now?