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Who Audiobook
Who
Written by: 
Geoff Smart, Randy Street
Narrated by: 
Patrick Lawlor
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Who Audiobook

Who: The A Method for Hiring

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Publisher's Summary

It's happened to the best of us. You have a job opening to fill. You interview a range of qualified candidates and hire the best of the bunch - or so you think. You soon realize that the person who seemed like a perfect fit during the interview doesn't have what it takes to do the job.

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

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    Nancy Walsh United States 10-17-12
    Nancy Walsh United States 10-17-12 Member Since 2011

    Michael Walsh....Well I'm not Nancy...but it's her Amazon account!

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    "Great book but need PDF of Scorecard material"

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Bohanon 05-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent guidelines for hiring A players"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    michaelkaspar 02-27-15
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    "Excellent help for hiring"

    This is a goldmine of macro and micro helps in hiring people, the right people. I even think it would be good to read if you were looking for a job to become familiar with great interview questions.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sani las vegas, NV, United States 09-10-12
    Sani las vegas, NV, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2014
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    "great tips"
    If you could sum up Who in three words, what would they be?

    very informative and ground breaking.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Who?

    the principals and techniques used


    What about Patrick Lawlor’s performance did you like?

    clear


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    made me think more about hiring


    Any additional comments?

    would recommend to anyone

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Evan odessa, FL, USA 03-29-09
    Evan odessa, FL, USA 03-29-09
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    "interesting technique"

    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.

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    Irwin Liu Toronto 07-20-16
    Irwin Liu Toronto 07-20-16
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    "Excellent recruiting methodology"

    Can't wait to get this recruiting methodology fully implemented in our company. We've already started using the job scorecards and screening and top grading process in interviews and have far me clarity and focus.

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    Khaled 07-15-16
    Khaled 07-15-16
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    "perfect for anyone that wants to 10x hiring"

    this book gives pragmatic techniques and examples of how to improve your hiring process. It also goes over Concepts as well as macro ideas on how to recruit the best talent. Read this before you do anything in your hiring

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    Gerry 06-30-16
    Gerry 06-30-16

    Amateur history buff

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    "Interesting book with practical advice"

    This is a very easy read with a practical, tested methodology for improving your hiring practices. While it's a little "salesy" and at times feels more like a brochure than a book, it is well worth taking the few hours needed to listen or to read.

    The narration is fine but is badly marred in my opinion by the narrator's use of unnecessary accents. Accents may be applicable to fiction books to emphasize character, but in non-fiction books you are dealing with real people. Not every British person speaks like Lord Grantham in Downton Abbey, and not everyone south of the Rio Grande speaks like Speedy Gonzalez from Looney Tunes. Frankly, it's insulting and unnecessary and Tantor Media should ensure that the practice ceases for their non-fiction books.

    Other than that the narration was clear and understandable, if a little pedestrian.

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    Omri 05-15-16
    Omri 05-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointing"

    Struggled to finish. Somewhat boring and out of date.

    Very long chapters, hard to follow.

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    N. Maldonado Philadelphia, PA 04-26-16
    N. Maldonado Philadelphia, PA 04-26-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Highly Recommended"

    Great template for hiring the best people in any position. Easy to follow, colorful narration.

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