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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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.
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.
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.
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.
It all starts with people, and this book provides the most practical guide I've encountered for hiring top talent.
Using the book's jargon, instead of applying voodoo practices, apply these measurable practices to consistently source the people who really fit your vision and culture.
Yes, it's hard work, and it also makes perfect sense.
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.
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
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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