Lessons of The Barbell

At 23 years old, I proudly wear the titles of Technical Recruiter, Cross-Fitter and Olympic Weightlifter. One is my career; the others are my passion. The lessons I’ve learned at the barbell have carried over into my career. The long hours sweating in the gym, talking myself through grueling workouts, being under the lights in competitions, and the hard-core hustle of being an athlete has proven to make me the successful recruiter I am today. Who would have known that the culmination of my athletic career and the pursuit of my dreams would teach me life lessons that I would forever hold close to my heart and apply to every aspect of my life?

Alignment

Peace out 2018. While it’s been fun, most of us our looking forward to strolling into 2019 and making this our best year yet. How are you setting yourself up for success this go around? This year, our team is spending the second week of January at a beach retreat to come together and align. We will look back at 2018 and celebrate the wins. We will look at what we could have done better and we will make sure we are all positively aligned in all the right ways to start anew. Intentionally setting yourself up for success is key and each year is a new opportunity to be better than you were the year before.

Why is cultural fit important in recruiting? It’s about valuing people

magine if you hired someone because you thought they’d be a great cultural fit for your company’s overall values and vision, and not just because of their MBA from Harvard or doctorate degree from Oxford. This is the approach taken by OneInAMil, a recruitment agency that focuses on what its founder, Lee-Anne Edwards, terms “culture-driven recruitment.”