Monday Aug 14, 2023

45. Questions Candidates Need to Ask and Employers Need to Answer, with Brian Montes

Brian Montes and I discuss the importance of asking the right questions during the hiring process to determine if the organization is the right fit for one's career goals. He emphasizes the need for candidates to be selective and find a good cultural fit.

Brian also highlights the significance of considering employee input in decision-making processes and the importance of open communication. The episode emphasizes the importance of mutual commitment and understanding in the employee-employer relationship.


We'll talk about:

  • Importance of stability, innovation, and collaboration
  • Reading between the lines in hiring conversations
  • Defining the important questions in job interviews


About Brian Montes:

Brian is a seasoned business and people operations expert with over 15 years of experience in the Fortune 500 and start-up world. He worked alongside a founder & CEO, leading a company from a handful of employees to over 150+ employees and $100MM in revenue. After experiencing the failure of this company due to the CEO's lack of leadership and disregard for the employees, Brian knew the world of work needed to evolve. He launched Scaleocity Works, and now provides HR advisory services, technologies, and a full suite of HR solutions to transform company cultures into environments candidates LOVE to work at. Brian also launched the Entrepreneur to Employer podcast, to help employers Make Mondays Matter. 



  • Being selective in the hiring process.
  • Company challenges and resilience.
  • Role clarity and success.
  • Why is the job vacant?
  • Red flags for candidates.
  • The vision of the organization.
  • Being selective as a candidate.


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