The POZCAST: Career & Life Journeys with Adam Posner

Scott MacGregor: Mobilizing Expertise in Talent Strategy from the best in Corporations, The Military and Professional Sports

Episode Summary

In episode 123 of #thePOZcast, my guest Scott MacGregor and I talk about the business and art of recruiting, as well as how to give back. Scott is the Founder & CEO of SomethingNew and the Founder of the Talent Champions Council. He has written three books under his “Standing O!” series; or to be more specific, he’s coordinated the stories of entrepreneurs, military personnel, and other people with amazing experiences into a powerful tool for giving. Scott donates the proceeds of the series to respective causes and charities, and we dig into the inspiration and thought process behind that as well.  We also talk about Something New, which is Scott’s answer to the flaws that he saw in the recruiting industry. Scott and I share a ton in common in the way of trying to fix old habits that recruiters have developed overtime, so much so that Scott has actually started to prefer to hire candidates without experience in the industry. We also talk about his company’s unique namesake, and how he has challenged himself to continually innovate because of it. Scott has done a phenomenal job branding his company, and has also come up with the “People Over Everything” mantra that we both embody in our recruiting. As a key figure in talent access, Scott is a great example of how companies can become extremely successful by putting people first. Come listen to us nerd out over what we both love to do most-- helping people find their purpose-- in this episode of The POZCast! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review/rating:  The POZCast is brought to you by our friends at Interseller - the prospecting + outreach platform of recruiters and sellers. Whether you’re doubling down on business development or recruiting talent, Interseller does all the heavy lifting of finding contact data, automating the email and follow-up process, and syncs all that rich data into 20+ CRMs and ATSs. Reach out and get going in a 2-week *free* trial today and let them know you heard about them from Adam on the POZCast.  Check out a free demo today! For more, please visit

Episode Notes

2:35 - Scott's Introduction
6:25 - The Magic Formula
7:15 - Lessons learned from culture
8:53 - Ensure value through leadership
9:41 - Pivot in the world of recruiting
15:04 - Competitive Edge
16:30 - Warm Connections
18:12 - People over Everything
22:20 - Building and Forming Relationships
23:01 - Effect of Covid
27:00 - The Book Series
34:51 - The word 'Authentic'
38:12 - Scott's Super Power
39:55 - Personal and Professional Silver Linings