Making hires where your company is weakest and then filling that void is standard hiring logic, right? Sure, that type of plug-the-hole hiring is often necessary but there’s no question it leaves you one step behind. Let’s face the facts – a business can’t enjoy strategic, proactive and long-term hiring successes if it’s always acting reactively in response to company demands. So what if you flipped your hiring approach and started hiring based on the roles you actually want instead?
In his latest Inc. column, LeadMD CEO Justin Gray breaks down why leaders need to do a better job of projecting their needs one to five years ahead so they can start to hire for them today. He shares how this method of preparedness actually stokes innovation and promotes critical disruption. Read the whole article here.
Meet Justin Gray
Justin is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of LeadMD, the world’s largest revenue operations agency having implemented over half of the Marketo user base. Justin has made a career of launching successful companies and scaling them, with successful exits of over 200MM+ in the last decade. Justin’s latest endeavor launched in 2016 when he co-founded Six Bricks an online learning startup designed to combat employee and customer churn through experience-based education. Over the past 10 years, Justin has emerged as a strong voice for entrepreneurship, marketing and culture. As a recognized speaker, Justin has been published over 350 times in industry publications and holds his own column, Tribal Knowledge in Inc., while writing for Entrepreneur, Tech Crunch and others. Justin and his wife Jennifer met over marketing and three years later welcomed their son, Grayson, into the world in April of 2017.