In Who, Geoff Smart and Randy Street, of the management consulting firm ghSmart, combine their experiences training thousands of managers and executives with the most revealing and comprehensive research ever on the subject of how to hire successfully, as well as advice and stories from more than 20 billionaires and 60 CEOs. The result is a simple, four-step method for hiring with confidence, designed for everyone from the CEO on down. Who shows you how to avoid the most common pitfalls of hiring, how to identify "A Players" - people who can perform their job better than 90 percent of the candidates in their field - and how to make sure the best candidate will be excited to join your organization.
Hiring is every bit as important an element of successful business as other key principles, such as leadership and strategy. Who should be required listening for anyone in a management position.
©2008 Geoff Smart; (P)2008 Tantor
If you're a hiring manager and use the traditional interview process (gut check), this is a great resource. The book provides a wealth of information and step-by-step instructions to source, screen, select, and sell top candidates. It's a short read (listen) and well worth the time.
Michael Walsh....Well I'm not Nancy...but it's her Amazon account!
Great book and I plan to implement the methodology but this will be difficult without all the detail materials referred to in the book. Author should include a PDF with the critical materials discussed in the book.
very informative and ground breaking.
the principals and techniques used
made me think more about hiring
would recommend to anyone
Very boring book to listen to. Interesting technique and nicely revealing case study. The entire book could and should be concluded in one concise paragraph, or a simple one page worksheet.
I found the narrator came off a little strong, which is typical of this type of text. The accents were a strange decision.
Otherwise he did a good job and the book is worth listening to if you're in any type of management role or hiring people in general.
This book is in my top 5 business books out of about 200. It is incredibly informative, and provides meaningful and easy to follow techniques for the single most important aspect of good business: hiring the right people. I told a lot of people about this book excitedly.
Some stories had me laughing out loud.
Of all the audible books, this narrator was my favorite. He is most definitely different, but I found his way of speaking to "sharp", and greatly helped me remember the material.
The real world examples reinforcing the message being delivered.
It was a great book from beginning to end. I won't give it away, it's a must read and probably one of the few I could get my entire management team to read in short order without all of the moans and groans.
For 8 years I haven't had an uninterrupted vacation due to my business and the people in place. Now I actually think it's realistic to expect one in the next year or two.
Invaluable learnings from this book!
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