About 2017-03-30T16:32:51+00:00

MEET RIKKA

I’m a bit of a freak of nature. I’ll admit it.

I was born to be an entrepreneur – challenge, change, chaos, and excitement – sign me up!

I am wired to recruit – I love the strategy of search, the thrill of the hunt, challenge of finding what a person is motivated by and of course, I LOVE closing the deal.

I am crazy curious.
I want to learn about anything that can help me succeed, but, mostly, I want to help
entrepreneurs get from where they are – to where they want to be.

I want to take you from working 60+ hours a week and hating your “job” (a.k.a your business), to being able to go on vacation and maybe, just maybe not bring your laptop along.

Hiring is a four letter word to most entrepreneurs.

I intend to change that. I’m here to make it easy, because it can be.

Knowing when to hire and how to hire can mean the difference between success and failure. Joy and misery. From traditional W2 hiring, to freelance and Virtual Assistants,

I’m here to be your guide as you build your empire one great hire at a time.

Want “proof” that I know what I am talking about?

MY EXPERIENCE

RECRUITING  EXPERIENCE
  • I’ve conducted over 15,000 interviews
  • I’ve reviewed hundreds of thousands of resumes
  • I’ve hired hundreds of employees as an Human Resources Manager
  • I’ve placed over 400 people as a headhunter, earning millions of dollars in fees.

 

ENTREPRENEURIAL  EXPERIENCE
  • I started my first business in 2003, at the age of 26
  • I hit a Million Dollars in sales at the age of 29 (
  • I went from a Million Dollar Business to Chapter 7 bankruptcy in
  • I realized, the failure of my business was the opportunity to start again and do things in a better way – always keeping freedom in mind.
  • I dusted myself off, started my next business and earned over $150,000 in the 6 months following my bankruptcy.
  • I spent the next 5 years making between $200-$400K a year working about 30 hours a week.
  • I moved to Puerto Aventuras, Mexico with my husband and 2 young children for a year.

Have a question about recruiting or hiring? Check out the blog. Bonus! You can use the search feature on our blog to find the information you are looking for.

Have a question about recruiting or hiring that you’d like me to answer with a blog or video? Go here.

Curious about the tools I use to find great people and run my business? Check out our Resources PAGE.

Although, I know a lot about hiring, the information on this website is for informational purposes only. I am not a lawyer or an accountant. Any legal or financial advice that I give is my opinion based on my own experience. You should always seek the advice of a professional before acting on something that I have published or recommended.

THANK YOU,

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“Rikka Brandon knows recruiting backwards, forwards and six ways to Sunday. But aside from being a Recruiting Powerhouse, she’s also a prodigiously successful entrepreneur — and a zero-fluff, maximum impact communicator. Readers will adore her frank business wisdom + flashes of humor. After all, to quote Rikka herself, ‘it isn’t that hard to find the right people if you know what to do.”
ALEXANDRA FRANZEN
“Rikka knows recruiting. Actually, she lives, eats and breathes it. With her phenomenal hiring success in an industry decimated by recession, she is an expert at creatively matching the right candidate to the right company.”
MARIA ROSS
“It’s nearly impossible to find a business consultant who tells it like it is, sans ridiculous business speak or BS-ery. Rikka is crazy-smart, super experienced, incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. She’s a ton of fun to work with and she’ll never, ever sugar coat things or bury you with terms like “paradigm shift” or “action items.”
SARAH VON BARGEN