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Podcast Interview with Fletcher Wimbush

Why it was selected for “CBNation Architects”: In this episode of the CEO Podcasts, host Gresham Harkless interviews Fletcher Wimbush, CEO of The Hire Talent, a talent assessment software company, and Wimbush & Associates, Inc., a talent search firm. Fletcher has interviewed over 10,000 job applicants and has authored a book on hiring team players.

Fletcher discusses his lifelong passion for identifying team players and avoiding problem generators, which led him to join his father's business and eventually take over. He emphasizes the importance of getting the right people on the bus and how his company helps clients identify whether they have the right person through talent assessment tools.

During the interview, Fletcher shares his CEO hack, which is using scheduling tools like the calendar to be efficient with time. He also shares his CEO nugget, which is to clearly define the target customer. Fletcher defines being a CEO as creating a vision, mission, and a better environment for customers and the internal team.

Overall, the podcast provides insights into talent search and assessment and offers valuable advice for entrepreneurs and business owners looking to hire the right team players for their organizations.

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Fletcher Wimbush Teaser 00:00

I grew up running concession stands and selling hot dogs and breakfast burritos and espressos and it was ingrained that customer service is like the most important thing in the business of delivering on your promise to your customers, it's so important. And so we put a lot of emphasis on that. I think that's helped us a loyal follow-up.

Intro 00:25

Do you want to learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales, and grow your business from successful entrepreneurs, startups, and CEOs, without listening to a long, long, long interview?

If so, you've come to the right place. Gresham Harkless values your time and is ready to share with you precisely the information you're in search of.

This is to I AM CEO podcast.

Gresham Harkless 00:52

Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast and I appreciate you listening to this episode. If you be listening this year, you know that we hit 1600 episodes at the beginning of this year. We're doing something a little bit different where we're repurposing our favorite episodes around certain categories or topics or as I like to call them, business pillars that we think are going to be extremely impactful for CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business owners, and what I like to call the CB nation architects who are looking to level up their organizations.

This month we are focused on our greatest asset, talent management and hiring. Think from great resignation to the great renovation. And if you disagree with me, maybe these episodes might be especially for you. Life and especially business has changed. It has forced those that are within organizations who look differently at talent, and how it's being managed.

When we talk about change, think about it, we have to realize that business as usual is no longer here. And that's evident in attracting and retaining clients, but also in setting up people within organizations to succeed. Think onboarding, think DEI- diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. How it is working from home and even going back into the office.

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Things are different in this month. We are going to explore these topics by featuring CEO hacks and CEO nuggets, but also interviews that focus on these changes and how organizations can make sure they care for and attract the most valuable asset, their people. Sit back and enjoy this special episode of the I AM CEO podcast.

Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast. I have a very special guest on the show today, back on the show, might I say. I have Fletcher Wimbush of Hire Talent.

Fletcher, super excited to have you on the show.

Fletcher Wimbush 02:26

Thank you Gresh for having me back, man. I'm looking forward to it.

Gresham Harkless 02:29

Yes. Excited to have you back on. Fletcher was on episode number 780 of the I AM CEO podcast so super excited to hear about all the things he's been working on and all the exciting things that he's doing to help out the community. So, before we jump in and do that, I want to read a little bit more about Fletcher so you can hear about some of those awesome things.

So founder and CEO of hire talent, Fletcher has interviewed over 10,000 applicants, assessed tens of thousands more, and has presented to numerous business groups and HR leaders on best recruiting practices based on his published content such as Hiring talented team players, A Guide to Get Into the Power Interview Guide, various eBooks and thousands of thousands of articles.

Like I mentioned before, he's back on the show. So Fletcher, are you ready to speak to the I AM CEO community again?

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Fletcher Wimbush 03:10

Oh yeah. Thank you.

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