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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (123 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bradford D. Smart Narrator: Erik Synnestvedt Publisher: Gildan Media LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN:
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Great companies, large and small, rise or fall because of their talent: The more high performers on your team, the more successful your organization will be. Of course, that's easier said than done. Research shows that only about 25% of all new hires turn out to be high performers. But companies that have used Brad Smart's Topgrading system over the past two decades have boosted their hiring success rates dramatically - sometimes even to 90%.

Three huge problems account for the typical poor results in hiring: dishonesty (via deceptive résumés), incomplete information (via shallow interviews), and lack of verifiability (via biased references). Topgrading shows how to solve all three problems. Instead of hir­ing by your gut reactions to résumés and interviews, you can start using a scientifically honed process that compels candidates to be totally honest. Smart, one of the world's foremost experts on hiring, has personally helped hundreds of companies double, triple, or even quadruple their hiring success rates. His clients have ranged from global giants to small businesses in every field imaginable. Hundreds of thousands of followers have applied the lessons and tools of the first two editions of Topgrading.

The Topgrading system makes hiring easier, faster, and more successful than any other process. And it works at every level, from the front lines to senior management. For the first time in seven years, Smart has fully revised and updated Topgrading with many new tools, techniques, and case studies.

Topgrading isn't just about hiring and promoting - it's also about developing talent. It enables leaders to reward their A Players, coach their Bs to become As, and weed out the Cs who are beyond improvement. Many great leaders know that Topgrading works. Find out how it can help your company gain a big competitive advantage.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Vickie | 11/5/2013

    " Didn't find this book as ground-breaking as other readers. Yes, the main concept was interesting, but it seemed like a one long promo for his childrens' consulting busineses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 9/26/2013

    " The importance of 'A' level employees and why the 90/10 rules is always true "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brook | 9/25/2013

    " Thorough if perhaps overly long. Its prescription for extended interviews helped us steer clear of some potential hires. Would that I had read it sooner! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle Elworthy | 2/21/2013

    " Great concepts for business, moving up or out "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 1/23/2013

    " Read this for work - very interesting concept for "upping" the talent at an organization. Principles can be applied, but really needs to come from the leadership down in order to be effective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colin Keeley | 12/3/2012

    " The book has great ideas but 90% of the pages are wasted trying to convince the reader to follow the program. Should be ~100 pages. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christine H | 11/30/2012

    " This book had great tips for the interviewing and hiring process. If you are not careful a potential interview can turn into an all day event. This may not be an effective use of time if you are a small or fledgling company. "

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About the Narrator

Erik Synnestvedt has recorded nearly two hundred audiobooks for trade publishers as well as for the Library of Congress Talking Books for the Blind program. They include The Day We Found the Universe by Marcia Bartusiak, A Game as Old as Empire edited by Steven Hiatt, and Twitter Power by Joel Comm.