Summary of Hire With Your Head

Using POWER Hiring to Build Great Companies

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Hire With Your Head book summary
To get the best people, present the job as a career. But first, know what you want done and the traits you want to hire.

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Lou Adler, president of the Power Hiring consulting and training company, provides a systematic approach for finding, interviewing and hiring the best candidate for a job. He emphasizes making an objective assessment and, to this end, he provides techniques for overcoming first impressions. He identifies four key interview questions you can use to determine job candidates’ competency and motivation, and to match their skills and interests to your company’s needs. The book includes charts and checklists that highlight important points. getAbstract.com recommends this well-organized guide to effective hiring to company owners, human resource personnel and managers involved in the hiring process. Alert job seekers may also find it useful to learn what a good interview will demand.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to use the "Power" system to hire superior people
  • How to set a job’s performance qualities and match an applicant to them
  • How to conduct effective interviews and assess candidates
 

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Job-Based Hiring
When you hire, don’t let your emotions get the best of you. The biggest mistake that hiring managers make is judging candidates based on their ability to give good interviews. They let feelings, biases, stereotypes and first impressions guide their decision-making. Instead...
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About the Author

Lou Adler is founder and president of Power Hiring, a consulting and training company, and of CJA-The Adler Group, a California executive search firm. Many national organizations, including Verizon, Texas Instruments, the YMCA, Tricon and Cardinal Health now use his hiring techniques.


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