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Productivity trainer Garrett Miller shows you how to hire great employees by finding candidates with four must-have qualities that have little to do with skill and lots to do with their upbringing, background and attitude. The book’s writing style uses almost entirely imagined conversations between a hiring manager and his guru, but Miller’s practical advice about interviewing questions and techniques provides excellent guidance. getAbstract recommends Miller’s notions mainly to managers hiring young workers, but job-hunters can also learn important lessons.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why your new hires should show a “work ethic, humility, integrity and maturity” – the unteachable “WHIM” qualities,
  • Why this assessment is critical to excellent hiring and
  • How to find candidates who possess these character traits.

About the Author

Pharmaceutical industry veteran Garrett Miller owns and runs CoTria, a “productivity training” company.



Being a Better Hiring Officer

How much does it cost to lose an employee? You can measure the toll in time, money and distraction. Some estimates put the cost of training and preparing a new staff member at $200,000. To avoid unnecessary expense and turmoil, begin by doing a better job of hiring. First, examine your tactics when you hire. Consider the emotions you bring to the process. Do you embrace hiring as a vital role, or do you regard it as a distraction from more important duties?

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