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Topgrading : how leading companies win by hiring, coaching, and keeping the best people

Author: Bradford D Smart
Publisher: Paramus, NJ : Prentice Hall Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Great companies are made, not born. The secret is hiring the right people - the "A" players. This is, of course, easier said than done. In this work, Dr. Smart introduces the Topgrading concept - how and why it works. Managers at every level and at companies large and small will learn how to implement his proven fool-proof method. The author spells out his practical hands-on approach and provides intriguing case  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bradford D Smart
ISBN: 0735200491 9780735200494 0756760631 9780756760632
OCLC Number: 39756342
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 403 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Topgrading for companies. Topgrading : every manager's #1 priority --
Obstacles to topgrading : how to overcome them --
The astronomical costs of mis-hires : company killers and career derailers --
Firing C players : is it immoral? --
Recruitment best practices : how to avoid mis-hires --
case studies : how to topgrade. Topgrading for individuals. Becoming an A player : have your cake and eat it, too --
Fixing your weaknesses : the straightest path to success --
Coaching 101 : the CIDS-based model --
Case studies : coaching to fix weaknesses. CIDS interviewing. Your most powerful tool : the CIDS interview guide --
Mastering CIDS interviewing : advanced interviewing tactics --
Avoiding legal problems : a "bulletproof" approach --
Epilogue : topgrading in the future. Appendices. Chronological in-depth structured (CIDS) interview guide --
Career history form --
In-depth reference-check guide --
Interviewer feedback form --
Sample competencies--management --
Sample competencies--Wm. M. Mercer.
Responsibility: Bradford D. Smart.
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