Got Lucky Friday Night?

Are you as excited as I am?

Tonight’s Mega Millions lottery jackpot has swelled to $970 million. Now, if you win, they don’t just hand you that check. It’s paid out over 29 years. If you want it all today at once, you get a lousy $548 million. Then taxes will leave you with $300 million. You’ll just have to find a way to get by.

That’d make it the second biggest payout of all time.

(Ahem. If you win, just remember who sends you these nuggets of recruiting goodness.)

lottery-jeff-hymanSadly, the lottery reminds me of the odds in recruiting.

Get this: the national average hiring accuracy is 50%.

Research shows that if you ask the hiring manager 12 months later, “Are you happy that you hired that person?” their answer will be “No” half the time.


What other part of your business would be okay with a 50% success rate? (You might as well choose employees by flipping a coin.)


And the sad part is that it’s totally preventable. You don’t need to rely on luck like most people. They have a random process, unstructured interviews, not enough great candidates, lousy candidate experience. Loo-zer!

Ninety-percent successful recruiting starts with knowing exactly what you’re looking for. Most hiring managers have no idea what their Winner will look like. (No wonder they’re lucky if they find it.)

I don’t want this to happen to you. So, I made you this short video to help you figure out precisely what you’re looking for:

Or skip the video, and leave your recruiting results to a roll of the dice like most people do.

Remember: You gotta be in it to win it!

Jeff Hyman

Jeff Hyman

Jeff Hyman is the author of Recruit Rockstars: The 10 Step Playbook to Find the Winners and Ignite Your Business. The Chief Talent Officer at Chicago-based Strong Suit Executive Search, Hyman currently teaches the MBA course on recruiting at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and hosts the five-star Strong Suit Podcast. Jeff has been featured by Inc., Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg, and other media outlets. Learn more at

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