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Finding and Hiring Great Employees: A System That Works Every Time


About Me

Hi, I’m Bill Gottlin.

I am an HR professional and business owner, with uncommon empathy for the hard work, courage and persistence of small business owners.

I started my business career in the HR department of a large national retail chain, where I learned the core skills that I use today – systems for interviewing and hiring, onboarding new employees, training, performance evaluation, discipline and termination, handling sensitive issues with confidentiality and judgment. Before founding Aspire HR Consulting, I was at the level of Vice President overseeing 5,000 employees and a staff of eight.

I have a Master’s degree in Human Resources, but also a Master’s degree in History, and am writing a book about my grandfather. I have written several HR books as well to assist you.

I am married with a wonderful wife and daughter, and enjoy cycling, CrossFit, exploring nature, camping and traveling (40 countries and counting!).

Two years ago I cycled through western Kansas with some friends, it was windy, hot and wonderful. Last year, we went to the Black Hills of South Dakota, but were snowed out on Memorial Day weekend.

I am still trying to figure out work-life balance, though. Even in the Black Hills I checked my emails.

Have an HR problem you need some help with? Let’s talk.