Using Better Technology for Better Hiring

Using Better Technology for Better Hiring
Ep. 61:
Using Better Technology for Better Hiring


Jonathan Porter-Whistman, CEO of PerceptionPredict, discusses the big mistake people make in hiring and the need to slow down and carefully consider the hiring process. He emphasizes the importance of understanding why and how to hire, as well as the impact of poor hiring decisions on company culture and credibility.

Porter-Whistman suggests that hiring should be approached as a half-million dollar decision and that companies should focus on creating an environment that attracts high-performing individuals.

He introduces the concept of psychographic science and the use of data to predict performance in different roles. Porter-Whistman also highlights the importance of controlling thoughts and creating a positive employee experience.


  • The big mistake in hiring is rushing through the process without careful consideration.
  • Slowing down and understanding why and how to hire is crucial for making effective hiring decisions.
  • Poor hiring decisions can have a negative impact on company culture and credibility.
  • Creating an environment that attracts high-performing individuals is essential for successful hiring.
  • Using data and psychographic science can help predict performance in different roles.


00:00 The Big Mistake in Hiring

01:06 The Importance of Slowing Down

03:51 The Illusion of Hiring Difficulty

04:20 The Romance Interview

05:23 Creating a Repelling Marketing Strategy

07:29 The Impact on Credibility

08:22 Finding and Hiring A-Players

09:15 The Science of Predictive Hiring

10:12 Using Data to Improve Hiring

12:13 Predicting Performance in Different Roles

13:05 The Limitations of Online Instruments

14:00 Controlling Thoughts for Better Hiring

15:05 The Employee Experience

16:02 Creating Powerful Rhythms in the Business

18:03 Designing the Business Environment

19:44 The Jazz Club Analogy

21:25 Bringing in Talented Individuals

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About the Host

Ryan Englin is passionate about supporting blue collar companies to build amazingly productive companies by hiring the right people. Growing up, he saw his own father working 12-hour shifts and weekends as an owner/operator, witnessing firsthand the struggles that these companies have in hiring quality frontline employees.

His company, Core Matters, provides coaching and training on attracting, hiring, and retaining rock star employees. Using his proven process, the Core Fit Hiring System, small and midsize businesses learn how to start hiring better people, faster.

- Ryan Englin | CEO

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