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Rikka Brandon is the leading building products and LBM recruiting and retention expert, executive recruiter, author and speaker.
Rikka Brandon started recruiting in the Building Products Industry in 2001. Since then she’s made over 600 placements with a less than 1% replacement rate. She’s the Founder and Chief Executive Recruiter of Building Gurus, an executive search and consulting firm that works exclusively in the Building Products Industry. Rikka’s area of specialty has primarily been roles that either drive top line revenue growth (sales) or improve bottom line profitability (leaders).
Rikka’s the go-to girl for growth-minded Lumber and Building Materials Executives and Owners who want to hire the right people to take their business to the next level. She’s the Recruiting and Hiring Expert for LBM Journal and the National Kitchen and Bath Association and frequently speaks at LBM Industry conferences and events on topics related to recruiting and retention.
Rikka is focused on results, she talks fast, cracks jokes, and really believes growing your business should be fun. It’s this energy and enthusiasm that has made the national media and business world take notice. Rikka’s been featured numerous times on Fast Company, American Express’s Open Forum, the NFIB.
My Most Requested Topics
THE RECRUITING BLUEPRINT
This keynote is packed with actionable advice and insight including the topics listed below. It starts by covering the the exhausting cycle we get into when we settle for the best that applied – even when we know they're not likely to be good or great. Then it shows you simple strategies to help you get more applicants for every opening.
- Your Ideal Hire Profile – this allows you to know how + where to show up to get more of the candidates you want.
- How to supercharge your job postings by using a job ad vs. posting your job description. (includes a template they can opt in to get if they want it)
- How to get the word out + going beyond just posting the job.
Stories and examples pulled from my years as a headhunter, entrepreneur, and a lot of happy hours, this presentation will have your audience laughing harder than they have in ages.
What People Are Saying
What makes Rikkas presentation a success is that she speaks in the correct way that it just allows listeners to be engaged and excited about what she has to say
I really loved how she talked about how important it is to sell the job and not just tell about the job. If you are looking for somebody that is engaging, authentic and brings humor to a topic that can sometimes be boring then Rikka is definitely your person.
Working with Rikka during the planning process has been amazing there are so many things to think about during an event and working with her was so easy and seamless. It was perfect.
What you can expect:
Rikka has several programs that make up the framework of most of her presentations, however she believes each audience should have a custom presentation that meets them where they are at and provides actionable advice that fits their situation and circumstance. So, each presentation starts with a conversation so Rikka is clear about your attendees, your goals, and your wishes. From there you will work together to see if Rikka is the right fit for your event.
Rikka is high energy. She talks fast and cracks jokes during her talks. If you are looking for a stuffy, buttoned up speaker – Rikka isn’t the right choice. But, if you want someone who can get your audience engaged, laughing, and thinking – all while having way more fun than they expected – Rikka’s your girl.