Hiring the Right Person

Hiring the Right Person - Banking on Business

Episode 3

Finding the right employees is one of the most important tasks that a business owner or manager has. The process of hiring can be time-consuming and expensive, so it's important to get it right the first time. Grace Bruins interviews Renee Peterson in this episode. Renee is based out of Horicon, Wisconsin and works at Horicon Bank as AVP, Talent Acquisition and Development Officer/Security Officer.

They talk about how she finds the right employees and how she prepares to interview. Tune in to this episode and hear more information on the hiring process.


02:37 – I feel like I’m in the position where I’m growing skills and knowledge.

06:18 – No situation is exactly the same, so the 1st thing that I do once we have a qualified candidate, is we always include the manager in those conversations.

08:55 – In the interview questions, sometimes there’s questions that we cannot ask our candidates and I feel like that is really my job as the talent acquisition manager of this whole process. So, I provide the manager with interview questions.

11:29 – Sometimes it happens really quickly, sometimes it happens within their first three months of their employment and it really depends on the position.

21:28 – I think with interviewing, just to remember that it’s so easy to get into that rut and to recognize that they are interviewing you as much as you’re interviewing them.

The Banking on Business podcast is aimed at helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses with practical strategies they can start using today. Hosted by Grace Bruins, Marketing Officer at Horicon Bank, each episode features an expert guest and explores ways to innovate the way you do business.

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