Built On Purpose Podcast

with Y Scouts’ CEO & Co-Founder Max Hansen


9 Fresh Interview Questions to Reveal Culture Fit When Hiring C-Level / CxO Leadership Roles

By Yscouts | March 16, 2020

Every role in a company must be a culture fit. This is especially important the higher up you get in an organization as leaders set the tone for the organization. When hiring for a CxO leader, here are 9 helpful interview questions that will assist in determining their fit — both in skillset and core…

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8 Interviews Questions to Uncover the Person Behind the Resume

8 Interview Questions to Uncover the Person Behind the Resume

By Yscouts | January 27, 2020

We’ve all been there: that interview with the stale questions and canned answers that give each participant precisely zero information about who the other is and whether this opportunity is a fit for the candidate (and vice versa) or not. We can do better!  Develop interview questions that allow the candidate to be honest and…

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Leadership Development 2020

2020 Leadership Lens

By Yscouts | January 1, 2020

2020 is here! We all know the term, New Year, new you. 2020 is the beginning of a new decade! In 2000, we were investigating this new generation of millennials and what that meant to the workplace. In 2010, we were looking at millennials in leadership and the possibility of Generation Z joining the workforce. …

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The Art of Extending an Offer

The Art of Extending an Offer

By Yscouts | November 4, 2019

The time has come; after weeks (…sometimes months) of meetings, conversations, and interviews, you’ve decided who you would like to join your team for that mission-critical position. This hire means a lot to the business and presenting the offer in the right way can ensure a smoother acceptance and more delightful experience on both sides…

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Interviews - Take off the Mask

Taking Off the Mask in an Interview

By MaxHansen | September 4, 2019

The hiring process can be a tricky thing to navigate as the hiring manager. In particular, how you handle the interview to have authentic and truthful conversations. At the end of the day, if the candidate is placed at a company, they are not aligned to or a role they are fit for, both sides…

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Top 10 Cannabis Interview Questions

By Yscouts | April 8, 2019

The cannabis industry is growing like a weed (pun intended). With the explosive growth of this nascent marketplace comes the challenge of attracting and selecting leaders who may not align with the needs and challenges the cannabis industry represents. With decades of experience under our belt, the Y Scouts team knows the value of preparing…

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Chip Conley

Chip Conley Podcast – Modern Elder Academy Founder

By Yscouts | March 15, 2019

 Rebel hospitality entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author, Chip Conley disrupted his favorite industry… twice. At age 26 he founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality (JdV), transforming an inner-city motel into the second largest boutique hotel brand in America. He sold JdV after running it as CEO for 24 years, and soon the young founders of…

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4 Tips to Speed Up The Hiring Process

4 Tips for Managing Hiring Process Speed to Land Your Dream Candidate

By Yscouts | December 27, 2018

For most organizations, the need to hire isn’t part of a long-term succession planning strategy.  It’s a result of a promotion, resignation, or termination; a consequence of poor talent management delivered through the HR function; or the outcome of faster than expected business growth (such a nice problem to have!). Regardless of the reason, the…

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Undesirable or hirable over age 50?

Undesirable or Hirable Over Age 50?

By Yscouts | December 6, 2018

7 Tips from Perspectives on Ageism in Hiring Leaders Recently a 69-year-old man sued to have his age changed on his birth certificate. The “biological age calculator” shows him at age 45, and he has felt limited by sharing his true age when applying for a mortgage or dating on Tinder. On one hand, it…

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5 Critical Interview Questions To Hire The Right Leader of People and Culture

5 Critical Interview Questions to Find your Leader of People and Culture

By Yscouts | April 12, 2018

This is a post from Max Hansen, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Y Scouts. Since starting Y Scouts in 2012 we have placed, worked with, and met thousands of incredible forward thinking People Operations leaders.  We are very fortunate to continue attracting more and more each day while deepening the relationships with the leaders we…

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