Soundview Executive Book Summaries

Hiring Right the First Time
December 8, 2008, 8:32 PM
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When bringing on a new employee, you want to be sure that you have selected the best person for the position, no questions asked. In Geoff Smart and Randy Street’s new book, they have an answer to your No. 1 problem: hiring mistakes.


In the multi-list bestseller, Who: The A Method for Hiring, the authors have taken it upon themselves to set you straight about hiring solid people, especially since, according to them, “you are who you hire.” Smart and Street—chairman/CEO and president, respectively of ghSMART, a management assessment firm for CEOs and investors—offer a four-step process for hiring the right people for your company, with a 90 percent success rate, as well as show readers how to avoid a $1.5 million single hiring mistake (youch!). The goal, they claim, is to find A players to join your team to increase their success, as well as your own.                                                       


Endorsements hail from many, including President and CEO Robert Gillette of Honeywell Aerospace: “Seventy percent of the game is finding the right people, putting them in the right position, listening to them, and alleviating what gets in their way. Who is a practical guide to making sure you get the right people to start with! Excellent advice and guide.”


If interested, add their blog to your RSS feed so you can stay up to date with Smart and Street.


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