The Most Proven Hiring Method

CEOs say Topgrading made their company more successful.

Virtual Workshop
Join us Online on October 14th-15th, 9:30am-4:30pm CT

Now is the time to establish and enforce hiring disciplines that will assure
you hire high performers who are resourceful, resilient, creative, and driven to succeed.


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FREE e-Guide
Triple Your Success Hiring High Performers

  • 85% high performers hired
  • Avoid costly mis-hires
  • Learn Topgrading methods
  • Review unprecedented case studies




Topgrading Workshops

This workshop is for CEOs (the ultimate driver of talent), hiring managers, recruiters and HR professionals across all industries and various company sizes.

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Interviews and Coaching

Looking for an expert to ensure you get the next big hire right? Or a time-tested coaching process that inspires high credibility and conscientious follow through on developmental plans?

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Use the renowned Topgrading method on a world class platform as a standalone tool, or integrate with your applicant tracking system.

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Implementing Topgrading

Let us share our four decades of experience to integrate Topgrading into your organizations's unique culture.

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The Impact of Topgrading on Hiring High Performers

  • Pre Topgrading

  • Since Topgrading


Organizations that use Topgrading have hiring success rates of 85% and higher
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Success Stories

The Snapshot is amazing!  Even before talking with a candidate you know if they are a job hopper, the real reasons they left jobs, and most important of all – you see how bosses would rate them.

Nothing has been more important for my career success. Really - at least half my career success is attributable to Topgrading methods and the counsel of Topgrading Professionals.

Scott Clawson
CEO, Culligan

Because of Brad Smart and his Topgrading methodology, I have been able to attract, hire, coach and retain exceptionally talented candidates who have driven impressive cultural and financial results at numerous companies across a variety of industries over several decades.

I strongly encourage you to make Topgrading an indispensable part of your leadership toolbox. It works!

Bruce Smith 
Chairman/CEO, Detroit Manufacturing Systems

We used Brad Smart’s Topgrading tools to differentiate talent at General Electric (during the 1990s), and General Electric became the most valuable company in the world.

Jack Welch 
Author of Winning and former Chairman, General Electric

I sold my start-up,, for $170 million.  Without Topgrading, would have failed. 

With Topgrading 90% of the people I hired turned out to be A Players.

Aaron Patzer 

MarineMax is a huge fan of Brad Smart’s Topgrading system.  We began the process in 2002 and we’re totally convinced Topgrading has significantly improved our bottom line.

William H. McGill
Chairman & CEO, MarineMax, Inc.

In the fight against cardiovascular disease and stroke, Topgrading helped us hire A Players that raised an additional $50 million over the previous years. 

Topgrading saves lives.

Cass Wheeler 
Former CEO, American Heart Association

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