Topgrading: How Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching, and Keeping the Best People
Great companies don’t just depend on strategiesâ€”they depend on people. The more great people on your team, the more successful your organization will be. But that’s easier said than done. Statistically, half of all employment decisions result in a mishire: The wrong person winds up in the wrong job. But companies that have followed Bradford Smart’s advice in Topgrading h
First the painful part – The book shamelessly plugs its own brand and company and this borders on nauseating at times. The methodology explained in the book is labeled "Topgrading" and if had a dollar for every time this term was mentioned in the book, I could retire. His success is self-evident because of the adoption his processes, at companies such as GE, however ...more
That’s too bad, because many of the core concepts of Topgrading are reasonable: interviewing should take a good deal of time, questions should be prepared, questions should be deeply probing, there should be a note taker, etc.
GE and Jack Welch play prominently here. If you’re stu ...more
If I had read this, that would not have been the case at all. While most case studies are focused on large and medium sized companies- this is a critical handbook for hiring whether you’re increasing your team by 1 or 100 people.
I started this book with a highlighter that had post it flags attached to it. I used the entire highlighter up and almost all the post it flags while annotating ...more
The principle are that you keep job candidates honest through thorough reference checks on their background, extremely clear KPIs for roles and other principles, and you either weed out or convert B and C players into A players. A lot is focused around principles for large companies, which have actual HR departments and more than 1 person in a role so that position descripti ...more
Besides the length and a little bit of fluff in the book, I gave it 5 stars because anyone that has ever given an interview, or anyone who has ever had to write question ...more
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Most of the book is about why the hiring decision is so important, and why it's important to retain top talent. The reason I still have it on my shelf though, is the great section on how to properly conduct an interview. See p. 226 "A short version of the CIDS interview."
I highly recommend it for anyone making a hiring decisi ...more
Many just cannot get the people thing right.