My name is Harrison Wright.
I’m a 12-year veteran of the tech staffing industry, a contrarian relentlessly searching for truth and excellence, and I’ve been a remote-working, liberty-seeking nomad since long before it was cool.
I believe strongly that, as a leader, the level of success and fulfilment you enjoy has little to do with your individual performance but is determined almost entirely by the quality of your team.
Your number one responsibility is to attract, engage and retain top performers. And your ability to do so is the foremost driver of your upward mobility, your reputation, and perhaps even your happiness.
Get it right and you’re walking on water. Get it wrong and, well, it’s like trying to survive a recession by holding stocks and fiat currency. You’re in for one hell of a ride!
That’s where I come in.
I’ve seen more dysfunctional hiring practices than you can shake a stick at.
From my earliest days as a recruiter, I wondered things like:
“Why is there no repeatable process for success?”
“Why does this job feel more like running a resume trading desk than a professional services practice?”
“How can you justify charging 35% to sit at your desk refreshing Monster.com every two minutes so you can tag that middling candidate as yours before the next guy?”
So I stopped paying attention to what I was taught and did my own research. I read books. I quizzed my clients and reverse-engineered their hiring problems to uncover real solutions. I listened to what the few truly great recruiters were saying.
Funny thing is, the more I distanced myself from “conventional wisdom” (that great black hole of mediocrity), the better my results became.
As a leader in an emerging industry posing existential threats to the status quo, I’m sure you can relate.
It goes without saying that I have a personal interest in blockchain technology, and a passion for the decentralized world we’re all involved in building.
That said, if passion solved your hiring challenges, you’d have cracked the code a long time ago. Effective process combined with top shelf execution is what you need, and that’s my gift to you.
If you want effective results from an industry renowned for ineffectiveness, you need someone who breaks the mold, not someone who fits it.