Summary of Hiring

How to Find and Keep the Best People

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Hiring book summary
To hire the best people, network broadly, refine your job descriptions and interview thoughtfully. To keep the best people, pay attention to their attitude...and yours.


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Richard S. Deems’ concise guide to hiring and keeping the best employees (even after they’ve left your company, as "lifetime affiliates"), is chock full of timely, solid advice for those who screen, interview and hire. Knowing how the other side is thinking will also come in handy for those who are job-hunting, so this little gem is really for job seekers, too. Written simply, directly, yet with a breezy, intelligent style, the book is filled with tips, lists, questions and sample scenarios that will get you through the process, whether you’re an interviewer or interviewee. getAbstract recommends this book to anyone who’s hiring new employees, concerned about keeping current employees or hunting for a job.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to compete for the best minds when hiring employees
  • How to retain your most talented people
  • Why it’s important to maintain a relationship with employees who have left your company


Competing for the Best Minds
To hire and keep the very best employees, you and your organization must look closely at your management practices as well as your hiring practices. What good is hiring excellent people if you can’t keep them? What good is hiring people if you don’t place ...
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About the Author

Richard S. Deems Ph.D., is the author of a number of business books and has been coaching job candidates for 20 years. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he heads the consulting firm WorkLife Design.

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