Newton Bootcamp

A Wrong Hire is Costly. Hiring the Wrong Recruiter is Catastrophic!

Making a bad hire is costly. In fact, experts say that the real cost of a bad hire is 2 to 3 times the salary level for that position. So what happens when your bad hire happens to be the very person that will be making hires for you?

Avoid hiring mistakes that will lead to losses in productivity, morale, job knowledge, reputation and internal customer satisfaction. Join this exclusive session and learn how to “How to Hire a Successful Recruiter.”

When: Tuesday, July 19th at 10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST


Bootcamp – What to Expect

For this session, our domain experts will draw upon decades of industry knowledge to share detailed insights into a proven recruiter selection process. Newton co-founder and recruiting expert Joel Passen will be joined by Dr. Gary Kustis, a Management Consultant and Industrial Psychologist with over 20 years of experience informing the hiring strategies of all types of organizations. The duo will host a lively conversation with practical advice that you’ll be able to implement immediately into your recruiting practices.

Expect to hear anecdotes from their own mistakes and triumphs encountered over decades of building out high-performance recruitment teams. Specific topics that will be covered in the webinar include:

  • Typical recruiter hiring mistakes
  • Behavioral attributes that you must look for in a modern recruiter
  • How to develop a recruiter interview guide with a scorecard and behavioral interview questions to identify the most qualified candidates
  • Developing assessments to test and validate the selection of your final candidates

Upon completion of the Bootcamp, we will also send you a free copy of our “How to Hire a Recruiter” guide. Included in this eBook is a sample interview guide which contains a list of top interview questions to ask recruiters, trait analysis guidelines and more.

Get to Know the Experts!

Gary Kustis, Ph.D., Management Consultant and Industrial Psychologist

Gary Kustis Casual

Dr. Gary Kustis is an industrial psychologist and management consultant with over 20 years of experience advising organizations on how to evaluate individuals for hire. Throughout his career, Gary has utilized his unique testing methods to assess hundreds of thousands of recruiters and other professionals. Through this considerable experience, he has developed comprehensive programs for creating and validating scalable selection systems. Large and small companies alike have relied on Gary’s training and consulting to find success in their hiring practices, so we are ecstatic to share his insights with you free of charge!

Gary holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Consumer and Industrial Psychology from Cleveland State University. Gary also has a Ph.D. in Business (Micro-Organizational Theory and Personnel, with a Minor in Statistics), from Kent State University.

Joel Passen, Newton’s Co-Founder/Head of Marketing & Sales 


Joel’s entire professional career has been spent at the intersection of technology and talent. Joel started his career in the trenches of talent acquisition as a technical recruiter during the pre-internet days. After developing in this role for several years, Joel went on to become co-founder of Gravity Technologies Inc., a technology recruitment firm that offered recruitment process outsourcing services for over a decade. While with Gravity, Joel served as the Head of Delivery Services for one of the first RPOs, managing and directing over 75 recruiting programs throughout the U.S. Joel also served as a member of the core operating team at Gravity, where he was responsible for hiring, training and managing over 150 recruiters and delivery managers during his tenure. In 2009, Joel drew upon this deep knowledge of talent and technology to establish Newton Software, a leading applicant tracking system provider.

Join Us for Our Bootcamp

We all know that a bad hire is costly, but hiring the wrong recruiter, that can be catastrophic for your organization. Join us for our July Bootcamp and learn the industry secrets to guarantee that you never hire the wrong recruiter again!

When: Tuesday, July 19th at 10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST



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