Your HR Problem Solver host is Mark Mitford, a strategic HR leader who is business and HR focused. Mark is a management team advisor with 20+ years working as an HR executive in mid-size to Fortune 50 companies. He brings in depth, hands on experience successfully leading and advising company and business leaders through all life cycle stages. Mark is viewed as a key advisor to C-Level Executives and has strengths in Improving Company Culture, Performance Management, Compensation Benchmarking, Employee Engagement, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Coaching, Succession Planning and Mergers and Acquisitions.
There is a lot of talk about the changes that have taken place in the job market over the past few years, but how is that affecting the search for talent and what should a good recruiting process look like? We are looking at the current job market and the importance of having a strategic, repeatable, and scalable process to get the right talent in your organization. It is no longer just the job candidate proving themselves to the company, but the company now needs to sell themselves to the candidates at the same time. We discuss how successful interviewing looks at skills and experience along with evaluating the candidate as a good fit for company culture and core values.
Jolene Risch of Risch Results is our guest today. Jolene’s philosophy is that a business is only as successful as the workforce that supports it. She has spent the better part of the last 25 years devising process consulting and staffing, performance and leader management solutions. Jolene is President and Founder of Risch Results, a certified women’s business enterprise. She is passionate about helping businesses build, cultivate and nurture workforces that are in alignment with the company’s goals and growth objectives.
During his career, Mark has successfully held HR executive positions in companies such as PepsiCo, Ericsson, Nortel, Telmar, Texas Instruments and Safeco. Mark has also worked for private equity backed organizations, S Corporations, and publicly traded firms and has lived and worked extensively overseas. He has led several Enterprise wide transformations including Cultural Change and IT transformational change at Fortune 500 companies. He holds two Masters’ degrees, one in Organizational Psychology, and an MBA in Strategy and International Management.
In 2013, Mark transitioned from a Corporate HR career to start his own HR Strategic consulting company, HR Catalyst Consulting with the goal of helping small to mid-market companies in growth or change and in need of Human Capital leadership to drive their continued growth and success