Ten Ways to Hire Top Performers

Ten Ways to Hire Top Performers

Ten Ways to Hire Top Performers

Employees who know they must meet concrete expectations are more likely to accomplish them.
In the recent past, we've written about how organizations are struggling to land top IT talent. It's all part of a larger, national trend that's impacting many industries. In fact, research shows that only 25 percent of all new employees ever emerge as top performers. In the book "Topgrading" (Portfolio Penguin/available in August), author Bradford D. Smart introduces his methodology for making great hires that "turbo-charge" company performance. Whether you're an employee, team leader or manager, you'll probably have to oversee or help make decisions about job candidates. These 10 best practices from Topgrading can help ensure that you end up with the best person for the job. Smart is president of Smart & Associates, which assesses candidates for executive positions and trains managers on the "Topgrading" hiring methods.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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