Vistage New York City Presents:

Severing Sorensen

Identifying, Recruiting, and Hiring Game Changing Talent

Idenitfying, Recruiting, and Hiring Game Changing Talent
Featured Speaker:
Severing Sorensen
September 2, 2020 9:00 AM
12:00 pm
Washingtong Square Hotel 103 Waverly Place NYC
Key Executives, open to members, guests, and member candidates.
Casual - Business Casual
RSVP Required

Consistently attracting and capturing top game-changing talent - aka, the "difference makers" -- for your business is a critical life skill for business owners and senior executives. Difference makers are game-changing impact players and include executive talent and much needed technical employees that great businesses and teams are built upon. Knowing that you need and want employee "difference makers" does not make them magically appear, nor help you retain them.

Informed by over 85 years of scholarly research on selecting talent, Severin Sorensen has developed a consistent and reliable behavioral characteristics Talent Capture Management system that focuses on the business processes of identifying, recruiting, screening, hiring, onboarding and retaining top game-changing talent. The presentation begins by exploring typical "hiring fumbles" and misjudgments that occur in the hiring process. These oversights frequently cripple organizations, waste resources, delay progress and cause mindshare distraction for firms. The root causes of many of these hiring fumbles are detectableand frequently overlooked during the traditional hiring process; knowing what to ask and what to observe.

We will cover the  creation of a systemic process for greatly increasing the probability and success of making great hires every time. Severin explores the use of Ten Talent Capture Management Tools that he uses regularly to successfully identify, attract, recruit, screen, hiring, and onboard for top performing difference-makers. 

Severin's Top 10 Tools of Talent Capture Management shared in the presentation include:    

  1. Behavioral Job Analysis;
  2. Behavioral Job Description; 
  3. Candidate Sourcing, 
  4. Attraction, and Recruiting Plans; 
  5. Employment Application Intake Process and the ATS; 
  6. Applicant Funnel creation and first screening process; 
  7. Phone Interviews of Top Candidates; 
  8. Psychometric testing of top candidates in preparation for Panel Interviews; 
  9. Candidate work samples and homework; 
  10. Panel Interviews and more..

 This workshop also covers:

  • The stages of candidate warming, from candidate attracting, website career pages, outreach, and contact during the screening and selection process. 
  • Examples of questions for various stages of the review process are explored, along with setups strategies for phone screening interviews, panel interviews, and final interviews. 
  • Tips for background checks and screenings, reference checks, and compensation negotiation. This session provides a watershed of concepts, theory, tips, and tools to enlarge the CEO and executive toolbox of senior executives and leadership teams.

Value to Attendees

The take home value to participants is a toolkit of tools, strategies, and tactics to help improve your talent capture management system in order to attract, capture and retain top talent consistently every time.

About Severing Sorensen

Severin Sorensen is CEO of ePraxis LLC, a premier level executive headhunting, talent selection, and executive coaching company.  Severin is a highly sought speaker on the topic of “Identifying, Recruiting, & Hiring Difference Making Top Talent” where he has given over 130+ presentations to Vistage members on multiple continents. Prior to Vistage Severing  owned and operated Sparta Consulting Corporation, a management consulting, security systems integration, and remote video monitoring company; Severin sold this company in 2005 and it continues today as part of Interface Security Systems, the 7th largest security systems integrator in the US. Throughout his career, Severin has made a business practice of working with fast-growing businesses and their leaders. Severin grew his own company over 700%, experiencing several years of 100% YoY growth. In Severin’s early professional years he was involved in public interest projects, government work, and political campaigns. Severin earned a graduate degree (M.Phil.) in economics from King’s College, Cambridge, University, England, and two undergraduate degrees in economics and political science from the University of Utah.

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