Book: TopGrading, Bradford Smart, 2005

By Maggie Mongan | Practical Resources for Business Leaders

Jun 24

Topgrading is a concept that was created as businesses were looking to hire “A-Players” (top talent) to join their team. Essentially, why settle for more substandard performers if you don’t need to? Why, it’s a great deal easier during the interviewing process (and yet, that’s the only time it may appear to be a better choice!)

The premise of the book, which is scientifically driven with some great statistics, is that every mis-hire is costing your business dearly. So why not create an hiring process (which is provided in the back of the book) that is so thorough it only leaves room for marginal errors in hiring.

The book also explains the concept of how the interviewing process is the first impression that the company has to attract the correct (best possible) talent in the marketplace. So, always have your best folks interviewing the candidates so the best candidates have some relevant experience as they are deciding if they would like to join your team. If they see their peers working there, they will be more inclined to say YES!

Even though this book’s premise has been proven by some of the strongest team building in Corporate America and is shares data to confirm this premise, it is the furthest thing from being a scientific book. Actually is it written so it is a easier read and is quite applicable!

Make sure you read this if you have to hire someone as soon as in a couple of weeks 🙂

Suggested by The Business Rescue Coach, Maggie Mongan
Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc.

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Rev. Maggie Mongan, Founder of Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc.

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