342: How to find + recruit great talent - with Kelly Simants
April 9, 2024

Switching gears, we’re now focused on simplifying topics for those who work in all aspects of HR, human resources next. Recruiters - are you struggling to find and recruit great talent these days? Word on the street is that recruiters are inundated with hundreds of applications for open roles but that doesn’t always mean they are qualified candidates. The result? It’s making it really hard to source the right people, like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

My special guest today is senior HR consultant and career coach, Kelly Simants and she’s simplifying how to find and recruit great talent. Here’s a peek behind the curtain to see how smart recruiters are sourcing great talent as she shares her very best tips.

Here’s how.

My special guest today is Kelly Simants and she’s simplifying how to find + recruit great talent.

We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:

Q: Are you ready to learn how to find + recruit great talent? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing!


<What’s catching my eye this week>


My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and try different ways to find and recruit great talent this week? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and send me a DM over on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesimplifiers) for added accountability and support!

Links, books and apps mentioned:

Resource: Find Kelly Simants on LinkedIn - click here

Promo Code: Receive 20% off any resume writing service from Kelly, using the promo code: SIMPLIFY20 - click here

Resource: HR 101 Guide - outlining every department in human resources, what they do and best practices - BambooHR

Book: The Miracle Morning (Updated and Expanded Edition): The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) - Hal Elrod

Podcast: Top 5 AI tools to help your get a job - The Simplifiers Podcast

Podcast: How to squash your limiting self-beliefs - The Simplifiers Podcast

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About Kelly Simants:

Kelly Simants - She has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources and is currently a Senior HR Consultant with Nevada HR Team where she serves small to medium sized organizations building out best-in-class HR practices.  She also is the Founder & CEO of My Resume Team, helping candidates navigate the often daunting process of navigating the career search.

Previously, she was the Vice President of Human Resources for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. She was also Director of HR for Starbucks, as well as working in leadership/HR Generalist roles for Accenture, WatchGuard Technologies, and HomeStreet Bank.  Kelly has lived in the Dallas area for 15 years, and is originally from Seattle.  Outside of work, Kelly loves spending time with her husband and two young boys, traveling, and playing tennis.  

Where Kelly hangs out online:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellysimants

Website: https://www.myresumeteam.com

Website: https://www.nevadahrteam.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myresumeteam

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myresumeteam

Kelly’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Kirsten Lile - Owner and founder of Kirsten Lile Interiors, Kirsten has a passion for designing spaces in your home that reflect your heart and soul. She deeply believe that surrounding yourself with beautiful things is a way to find joy and peace in your home and your soul. Function and style can co-exist and she loves helping clients bring that into their homes. Kirsten’s hope with each client is to design and implement a space that reflects their personality and their values within their budget.

In her free time, Kirsten loves spending time with her husband, Adam, and her son and daughter. She also enjoys cooking, yoga, reading, tennis, travel and church. Kirsten lives in Frisco, Texas and is originally from Seattle.