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Hiring for Attitude: A Revolutionary Approach to Recruiting and Selecting People with Both Tremendous Skills and Superb Attitude
by Mark Murphy
In a recent groundbreaking study, the training firm Leadership IQ found that 46 percent of all new hires fail within their first 18 months. But here's the real shocker: 89 percent fail for attitudinal reasons-not skills. Most hiring managers are getting it wrong. Of course skills are important, but a particular skill set is about the easiest thing to test in an interview. ...more
ebook, 217 pages
Published November 11th 2011 by McGraw-Hill
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As a senior leader in a school, I've wondered about, over the past two years, how we can better identify great potential employees in the hiring process while avoiding hiring toxic employees. Murphy's book offers the perfect solution to solve that problem. His brilliant strategies offer easily implementable ways to identify each workplace's unique necessary characteristics that make high quality employees successful as well as the qualities that will make employees unsuccessful there. The strate ...more
This book is good learning tool for the beginners in the recruitment process. It gives a clear message that it is all about the attitude, character, approach, willigness to learn, personality. All the rest can be learned - skills.
Excellent reading on better ways to hire high performers to the culture of your company - assuming you know what your culture is. I found the process for creating interview questions and then scoring the answers useful. Also helpful were the suggestions on what to listen for in applicant verbal responses to your questions that would differentiate high performers from low performers. The final value I found was the "Word Picture" approach to teaching and communicating desired behaviors to employe ...more
Nov 26, 2013 Babak rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This was a surprisingly refreshing book about how to find out what type of person you have in for a job interview. It is not important to have a long CV with a lot of achievements if you don't fit into the new organization from an attitude point of view. Read this book if you are up to hiring someone in your organization.
I agree with the author, but the strategy provided was somewhat unrealistic at the places I've worked. Also, if an organization is known to follow the strategies, applicants could prep for the hiring process with canned answers just like they currently do.
Great beginners tool for hiring based on attitude. It helps to identify the questions that will differentiate good hires from bad hires for your specific company! It is especially great for small businesses who need to work closely together with one another.