Step 1: Job Scorecard
An organized, structured hiring approach starts by painting a clear picture of success. We begin any engagement by thoroughly analyzing your business, your culture, and the specific performance objectives. We then create a detailed Job Scorecard - a list of measurable accountabilities, core values, and behavioral
competencies that describe a person who will perform at a high level in the role.
Step 2: Deep Candidate Insights
The keystone of a Topgrading Assessment is the most thorough, most revealing interview ever. The Topgrading Interview is conducted with all finalists for the job. This process surfaces thousands of data points about the candidate, which we use to accurately identify patterns of strengths, weaknesses, habits, values, relationships and performance.
Step 3: Candidate-Arranged Reference Calls
A key element of the Topgrading Assessment is Candidate-Arranged Reference Calls. Clients let candidates know in advance that they will be asked to arrange reference calls with recent managers and often a couple of peers and direct reports. This step, particularly planting the seed early, encourages candidates to be transparent. For decades A Player candidates have been happy to arrange these calls.
Step 4: Candidate Analysis
We analyze the rich, full data unearthed by the Topgrading Interview in relation to the Job Scorecard criteria. This allows a uniform, rigorous analysis and an accurate conclusion as to whether a candidate will be a high performing addition to the team and a great fit for your culture.