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Recruiting for Service Excellence — How to Avoid Undermining Your Workplace Culture of Service

Human Capital Media Group

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 2:00 PM - Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Mission statement, vision of excellence or commitment to service. Companies might call them by different names, but the concept is universal. “Here is our statement on how we treat our customers, and the lengths we will go to ensure our standards are the highest possible.” These ideas represent the company’s image and culture to stakeholders.

Customer loyalty can be worth 10 times as much as a single purchase. Think about the harm caused by recruiting candidates who do not exhibit customer-friendly behaviors. All of the best efforts in creating high workplace standards are only as effective as the employees you hire who fit that culture. This session will identify key behaviors that recruiters and hiring managers often overlook when recruiting candidates, but that are needed to support service excellence.

Learning objectives:

  • Explore and compare various statements of service excellence from a wide variety of industries.
  • Learn from what world-class organizations are doing to recruit candidates who fit their vision of service excellence, including Disney, Baptist Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline and Starbucks.
  • Identify key behaviors recruiters and hiring managers must account for, but often overlook.
  • Look at data points that reinforce how behavioral screenings support better workplace outcomes for superior employee performance.
  • Provide action steps to align recruitment pre-screening with service excellence vision and goal statements.

The presentation will explore real-life examples of service excellence by leveraging multimedia and examples of expert works from relevant research. For example, a video of a Southwest flight attendant demonstrating his commitment to customers will be played, inviting participation from everyone in analyzing that video through an active conversation. Key knowledge points from several prominent books will be dissected and discussed for direct application to each attendee’s employer.


Brian Gilbert
Senior Analyst
Director of Business Development


Brian Gilbert is the director of business development for SkillSurvey and leads the company’s outreach efforts in providing educational content and thought leadership to SkillSurvey’s alliance partners, group purchasing organizations and national/state professional organizations. Previously he led the development of an online social media community for HR professionals at, bringing together more than 55,000 professionals to collaborate and share best practices with their professional peers. He has a degree in education from West Chester University, and presents educational material around the country to a wide variety of audiences.

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