America Back to Work Ep 28: Hilani Ellis, Exceptional Admins

The Secrets to Hiring the Right People

The conversation about hiring has gotten out of hand since 2020—and it’s hard to distinguish fact from fiction (and clickbait). Hilani Ellis—the founder of Exceptional Admins, a boutique-style placement and consulting firm—is joining America Back to Work this week to share lessons she has learned from executive assistant search processes, including:

  • Leveraging hashtags to get better at hiring;
  • What to look out for in an email from a candidate;
  • Being open to other industry backgrounds when hiring; and
  • More!

Listen in to apply these lessons to your own hiring process.

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S2Verify is one of the leading, privately held, pre-employment background screening companies in the United States. 

Arnette Heintze is co-founder and chief strategy officer at S2Verify. Before establishing S2Verify, Arnette spent more than three decades working at the highest levels of federal, state, and local law enforcement. 

He served more than 20 years in the United States Secret Service as a special agent and senior executive,—oØ where he planned, designed, and implemented security strategies to protect U.S. Presidents, world leaders, events of national significance, and our nation’s most sensitive assets, including financial infrastructure.  

After retiring from the Secret Service, Arnette focused on building the growth and performance of innovative start-ups and SMBs. In 2004, he established Hillard Heintze, a globally recognized strategic security risk management and investigations firm.

In 2009, along with Bill Whitford and Jim Zimbardi, Arnette established S2 Verify with an approach and methodology that delivers fast, accurate, compliant, and affordable background screening insights crucial to better managing insider risks, threats, and vulnerabilities.  

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