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Don’t Put “A+” Talent Through “B” Processes w/ Matt Johnson

July 13, 2018

A+ players know their worth.  Putting them through B processes will turn them off.

Understand the difference between an A+ and B players:  what turns off the A+ player during the hiring process, and why low level administrators should not manage the hiring process. Matt Johnson and I speak about how companies should treat A+ talent.



Takeaways + Tactics

  • A+ player knows their numbers and achievements . B players don’t.
  • Hiring processes for entry level workers and executive level candidates are different. Most A+ players won’t stand for being treated like an applicant.
  • During the good times, companies are more likely to hire B players to ease the workload.  During hard times, the rockstar will stand out.


Learn More About Your Host:

Co-founder and Managing Partner for Northstar Group, Craig is focused on recruiting senior level leadership, sales and operations executives for some of the most prominent companies in the aviation and aerospace industry. Clients include well known aircraft OEM’s, aircraft operators, leasing / financial organizations, and Maintenance / Repair / Overhaul (MRO) providers.

Since 2009 Craig has personally concluded more than 150 executive searches in a variety of disciplines. As the only executive recruiter who has flown airplanes, sold airplanes AND run a business, Craig is uniquely positioned to build deep, lasting relationships with both executives and the boards and stakeholders they serve. This allows him to use a detailed, disciplined process that does more than pair the ideal candidate with the perfect opportunity, and hit the business goals of the companies he serves.


Guest Bio

Matt Johnson is a marketer, entrepreneur, musician. As founder of Pursuing Results, a podcast PR & production agency based in San Diego, Matt runs a worldwide virtual team helping business coaches and agencies break in and dominate new markets through podcasting.