We’re going to kick things off with a recruiter of the week, but a little bit of information on this week’s recruiter of the week,
he actually created the OG jingle to the old Hirewell update. I can’t even remember the name of what the show was.
I can, because I can sing the jingle. Sing it. Hirewell’s weekly job update. Love it. I hope that he sings it better though. He’s not even- I’m watching him right now. He’s like stone face. There’s no reaction to that. He’s like, oh, he’s shaking his head. He’s like, I will not say. He’s not singing it. He will record for us, but not saying live apparently.
Well I think I just did a B- job but- you have a voice of an angel. I loved it. So thanks for serenading me, but let’s bring Richard in for this week’s recruiter of the week. Good morning Richard! Hey, good morning. How are you? We’re great! How’s it going? Good. It is a cold morning. So I took, a pop out outside and I was like, I need to get back inside as soon as possible.
It’s ridiculous. About a deep frost. I see some guitars back there. Are you sure you don’t want to serenade us? Maybe give us a little concert? Yeah, no, I appreciate it. I’m flattered but no. Absolutely not. He’s like, thank you but no. Well, we’re so excited to have you on here. Actually I’m surprised. I feel like you’d been on, like, I don’t know.
I feel like your presence is just always here. You used to send in a ton of like weekly job videos. So I’m surprised we haven’t had you on for recruiter of the week, but we’re excited to have you. I’m excited to be here. It’s been a minute. Have you done your homework? Do you know the rapid fire questions game? I have. I’ve watched a bunch of other ones, so I’m ready,
ready to go. I mean, I never doubted that about you. Richard always does his homework. So if you’re joining us for the first time, we’re going to play our rapid fire questions game with Richard. Richard, we are going to put two minutes on the clock. You will have those two minutes to answer as many questions as possible quickly, but of course, thoughtfully. Before we begin,
introduce yourself. Who are you? What do you do at Hirewell? I’m Richard, I’m one of the directors at the marketing recruiting practice. I’ve been here just under six years, so it’s been a good thing. When’s your anniversary? I just celebrated four years on Saturday. In May like end of May. Nice.
I wonder what you get for 6 years. The backpacks at three. So I’m assuming like, is there a gift set for six too? Just another backpack, I don’t know. A backpack every three years. You’re staying.
I love it. Well, are you ready for this? I’m ready. All right, Ryan’s going to ask your first question. There’s two minutes on the clock in three, in two, go. What’s your favorite thing about working at Hirewell? I knew this was going to come up. Well definitely the people, but you know, it’s a two-part question.
I’d say it’s the people, but also the leadership team. I’ve never been in an organization where, you know, there’s this much transparency and this much support. If I’m like, I don’t know how to do something or I’m like, “Hey, I need help with this” there’s never like, you need to figure that out on your own type thing.
Like, Hey, let’s think about the problem. Let’s figure out what works for everybody. Love it. That was good. I liked that a lot. What is the best professional piece of advice someone has given you? Man. Well, I think that goes back to kind of the golden rule, right? Treat people how you want to be treated.
And in this business that’s the name of the game. I mean, amazing answer. Perfect. I hope kids are watching too.
Richard, what was your first job? Like your first ever job? My first ever job was bagging groceries at Lombardi’s Fresh Market in Downers Grove. That was my first job. Amazing. Sponsor us! They’re no longer around. Oh my God. I love it. If you were going to be famous for one thing, what would it be for? Oh, man. I think it’d be for music. Yeah I just- I’ve been playing guitar since sophomore year of high school. Back then I was in a few bands.
But life moves on and things happen. You know, things get put on the back burner, but it’s still you know a passion of mine. I think you’d be famous for like jingles. Yeah, jingles for sure. Are you in Stephen going to start a band cause he was in one. So maybe we’ll get like a Hirewell band going. I didn’t know that. What did he play? Um, I think he was a singer? I think he’s sang too, because Ryan and I were both shocked when he told us. Like shocked, absolutely shocked.
Let us know when your first tour date is. But following up on music, what was your first ever concert that you attended? Um, first ever concert. Oh my God. Not really proud of this, but first concert I ever attended was Motley crew. I would not think that. Yeah it was back at the tweeter center when it was called that. I was in high school and probably too young to go.
Okay. One final question in the spirit of the holidays, what is your favorite holiday tradition? Oh man. I’d say I putting up the Christmas tree. That’s always really fun, especially this year. Me and my wife and I have a three-year-old, so he got to actually help us put, you know, Christmas decorations up and we got a new Christmas tree this year.
So he helped Fluff it and you know, do all this stuff. He had a good time. Kids make everything way more fun. Yes. Way more fun, but also take way longer. Great, I mean patience is essential here, parent. That is so funny. Well, you crushed it. Thank you so much for joining us. I think my biggest takeaway from this is that we’re starting a Hirewell band.
Well, thank you so much for joining Richard.
Yeah. Thanks for having me. We’ll see you soon. All right, see ya.