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  • Topgrading, 3rd Edition

  • The Proven Hiring and Promoting Method That Turbocharges Company Performance
  • By: Bradford D. Smart Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 115

Great companies, large and small, rise or fall because of their talent: The more high performers on your team, the more successful your organization will be. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Research shows that only about 25% of all new hires turn out to be high performers. But companies that have used Brad Smart’s Topgrading system over the past two decades have boosted their hiring success rates dramatically - sometimes even to 90%.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very self serving

  • By Timothy on 06-18-15

Self promotion and repetition overshadows

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-16

Would you try another book from Bradford D. Smart and/or Erik Synnestvedt?

No. If I was not required to read it, I would have returned it.

What could Bradford D. Smart have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Reduce repetition and self promotion.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It seems that the hiring process he developed has a lot of value but it was difficult to get through the book without choking on the repetition and sales pitch.

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