Christina Lock

Ever wondered how to stand out while working remotely? Working remotely can be a frustrating experience because you’re not getting “face time” with the leaders in your company. This can stunt your promotion potential.

Enter Christina Lock, Founder and CEO of Catch Talent, a recruiting and staffing company. Christina Lock has a unique perspective to approach this problem in a positive way. She’s seen hiring and firing in the remote world from every angle, and she has a terrific strategy for you.   

Christina is an entrepreneur and human resources executive with a proven track record of building companies and talent attraction expertise. 

As CEO of Catch Talent, Christina leads the delivery of technical recruiting services to growing technology, creative, and government contracting companies. Prior to launching Catch Talent, she was a founding member and Vice President of HR and Recruiting at SPARC, where her team hired over 300 team members in less than five years. 

Christina has also held senior leadership positions at ARAMARK and Aerotek

Christina serves on the boards of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Charleston Women in Tech, Charleston Southern University JRS Coding School, and has spoken at SHRM, DIG South, Pecha Kucha, and the College of Charleston. She mentors fellow entrepreneurs, Mompreneurs and professionals through the Harbor Entrepreneur Center, Women in Tech, and Women’s Entrepreneur Group of Charleston. 

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Catch Talent

WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER FROM THIS EPISODE:

  • What! Recruiting is a “life skill”?
  • Recruitment as a “higher calling".
  • Employee engagement with Chuck Norris and bacon.
  • How COVID has changed the recruiting landscape.
  • The real cost of working remotely.
  • How company and employee loyalty changed during the Pandemic.
  • How to stand out while working remotely.
  • The one trait she’d instill in every employee… ”Ownership”.
  • Three success traits for every employee.
  • Work-life balance strategies.
  • A recruiter’s take on the cost of employee turnover.
  • Insights for Mompreneurs and women in the workforce. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

What being a recruiter teaches you:

  • How to be instinctual.
  • Picking up cues.
  • Relating to other people.
  • Being an active listener.

QUOTES:

“We think about recruitment as quality over quantity.”

“Be a student of your profession.”

“Think outside your job description.”

When making a change as a leader “Put the person first.”

“Turnover can be healthy for teams.”

RESOURCES:

Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi

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