Jack Whatley

Recruitment Strategist | CEO | Author | Speaker

Jack Whatley is a recruitment strategist, succeeding in an industry in the throes of one of the most catastrophic labor shortages in history. He attributes his success to implementing the time-tested principles of human code into his business. Providing the right mix of compensation with a culture based on trust and high-performance team members with shared values that executes business success.

Jack is known for creating successful recruiting and employer branding campaigns that provide a good candidate experience and build the employer’s brand while delivering highly-qualified applicants. His Driver DNA Hiring System has made Jack the #1 People ops Recruiting Strategist for truck driving recruitment in the world.

With COVID-19 turmoil added to the full-employment economy, employment has turned upside down. What used to work no longer does.  The social expectations of the modern workforce have changed how to attract and hire top talent for every business. This makes the fundamental truths in the Human Code of Hiring that much more important. Jack has extended his human code approach of hiring and his DNA Hiring System into other industries who are experiencing a crowded talent market or having trouble hiring now.

Jack will share with you his best practices and timeless recruitment strategies he has learned over the last 18 years of recruiting in one of the toughest labor markets. The strategies he uses that transcend industries and market conditions are based on human behavior and human psychology. They are not industry-specific and don’t require certain market conditions. 

Together with his partner, daughter and innovation wizard Anika Whatley, they have been working to build the best high-performance culture for their recruiting team by perfecting the Human Code approach to hiring into his DNA hiring system. Using the latest technology that improves the quality of their team’s work life and enhances recruiter productivity by automating repetitive tasks, targets and streamlines recruitment efforts. Allowing the recruiting team to spend their time on high-value work in a metrics-driven business model that provides you the data on KPI’s that allows for constant improvement and ROI numbers.

Jack’s Human Code approach to hiring top talent has made him one of the most sought after recruiting and efficiency consultants in the world. He is also part of ForbesSpeakers. Jack lives in Sacramento in a Queen Ann revival he restored himself. In his spare time, Jack loves taking long bike rides with his dog along the riverbank, brightly colored boots, antiquing with his daughter, and planning his next disruptive business venture while gazing at the stars on the ceiling.


Human Code of Hiring: DNA of Recruitment Marketing

Publication Date: TBA