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Copyright © 2008 by ghSMART & Company, Inc. Published by arrangement with Ballantine Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.
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Geoff Smart and Randy Street offer a clear, sensible strategy for finding, selecting and recruiting the best candidates for jobs you are trying to fill. Their process, called the “A Method for Hiring,” begins with a step many managers neglect: preparing a focused, specific description of the results you will expect from the person who gets the job. The authors describe the four steps of their hiring method in just the right amount of detail, neither bogging the reader down in minutiae nor leaving important matters to the imagination. They use real-life anecdotes to connect their advice to actual business problems and issues. Many books about human resources tend to be long on vague generalizations and short on actionable, how-to information. getAbstract thinks this book is a standout and recommends its straightforward ideas to anyone who is responsible for hiring.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to use the “A Method for Hiring”;
- How to identify, interview and select top talent; and
- How to sell prospects on working for your company.
About the Authors
Geoff Smart, Ph.D., co-authored Topgrading with his father, Brad Smart. He is chair and CEO of ghSMART, a management assessment firm where Randy Street is the president.
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6 months agoGreat book, especially for younger firms trying to define a framework for their hiring practices.