Monday, July 6, 2009

Hiring resources.

Books I'd suggest that provide more helpful detail on the recruiting and hiring process include:

You're Not The Person I Hired!: A CEO's Survival Guide To Hiring Top Talent
by Janet Boydell, Barry Deutsch, and Brad Remillard

Hire With Your Head : Using POWER Hiring to build great companies
by Lou Adler, Published by John Wiley & Sons

Hiring and Keeping the Best People
by Harvard Business School Press

High-Impact Interview Questions: 701 Behavior-Based Questions to Find the Right Person for Every Job
by Victoria A. Hoevemeyer, published by AMACOM

All of these are available on Amazon.

You can also follow Barry Deutsch on Twitter where he posts many useful references.

You can follow me on Twitter too - however, I'm not as focused as Barry :-)

Finally, in Professor Nitin Nohria’s book, What Really Works, published in 2003, his team found over 200 characteristics in their research and boiled them down to twenty. He reported that there were six to eight characteristics that really mattered in distinguishing winners from losers.

His team's research indicated that there are four critical elements that winners must have:
* Having a well-defined, clearly communicated strategy
* Consistently meeting customers’ expectations via superior operational execution
* Creating a high-performance, high-values culture
* Enabling a structure that simplifies working in and with the organization

There are four more, any two of which winners need to posses:
* Hiring superior talent at all levels
* Having a great leader
* Driving innovation in your industry
* Developing a strong mergers & partnerships capability

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