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Finding People Who Truly Care About the Company and How to be a Great Leader to Them | Jeremy Jenson

May 19, 2020
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http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremyjenson
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http://www.encoresearch.com/team

Episode Summary

Jeremy Jenson is the Founder & CEO of Encore Search Partners, a 25-person Executive Search firm here in Houston, TX. They’re primarily focused on headhunting professional and technical talent with $100k salaries and above. In only 6 years, they’ve grown to be the 2nd largest privately-held executive search firm headquartered in Houston, and they’ve been recognized as the fastest-growing search firm in Texas, two years in a row.

Episode Note

In today's episode, I sit down with my headhunter friend Jeremy to discuss how companies are switching to online job interviews amidst the COVID19 crisis and how this could be a good thing for the industry. Jeremy also gives us some great insights on how to find people who truly care about the company's vision and success, and how to be the kind of leader that attracts these types of employees.

8:11 - Virtual job interviews give you more visibility into a candidate's true character

11:53 - Advice for employers (and employees) who are new to online/virtual job interviews

14:49 - The key to growing your business is delegating tasks to the best people for the job

18:40 - Jeremy finding his authentic self

20:52 - Surrounding yourself with people who accept you as you are

24:22 - It's not just about being yourself, but figuring out your best self as a leader

30:29 - Jeremy talks about the things that held him back from being his best self

39:04 - Employees appreciate you when you take their negative feedback and they see that you are committed to becoming your best self

41:40 - How to keep the flow of information as your company grows larger

47:42 - Accountability - if more than one person owns it, nobody owns it

49:02 - Jeremy talks about how he handled the COVID lockdown

54:34 - Companies that decide to wait out the COVID pandemic are missing out on opportunities

56:07 - Jeremy attributes his success to his honesty towards his employees during dark times

59:05 - If you want to generate business, be passionate about the product or service you provide.


GET IN TOUCH:

MARK LEARY: 
www.linkedin.com/in/markhleary
www.leary.cc

JEREMY JENSON: 
www.linkedin.com/in/jeremyjenson
 www.encoresearch.com


Production credit:

Engineering / Post-Production: Jim McCarthy
Art / Design: Immanuel Ahiable

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