Hundreds of companies have improved their hiring success from 26% to 85% high performers with Topgrading.

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The most valuable management skill a person can have is the ability to produce high-talent teams.  That’s why Topgrading's approach should be a top priority process in your organization.

Price Pritchett, Ph.D.

Chairman & CEO, Pritchett LP
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Full Topgrading Integration Leads to Dramatic Improvement and Success

Improved from 33% to 94% A Players hired and promoted throughout the company.


“Best Company” awards attract A Players.


“Topgrading has been the foundation to help us attract, hire, and retain A Players."
- Larry Maxfield, CEO

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Improving Talent for Non-Profits

Improved from 25% to 95% A Players hired and promoted to upper management positions.


$50 million more raised the following year


"Topgrading saves lives."
- Cass Wheeler, CEO (retired)

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High Performing Talent Leads to Stock Improvement

Improved from 51% to 96% A Players hired/promoted in management (AVP and above).


15%+ compounded stock performance since Topgrading


"Argo is more successful as a company because Topgrading has resulted in a higher percentage of A Players." - Mark Watson, CEO

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Topgrading All Levels to Build a Successful Business

Used Topgrading when opening a new facility to hire A Players at all levels.


Career History Form improved efficiency in narrowing down hundreds of applicants.


"A common compliment from guests is, ‘You have some of the best people working for you.'"
- Tim Heronimus, Principal

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Strong Hiring Methods for International Growth

With Topgrading, 85% of all salaried employees hired and promoted have turned out to be A Players.


"Our double-digit international market share growth in recent years would not have been possible without Topgrading."
- Tim Tevens, CEO

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Topgrading Boosts Company and Career Success

Culligan has grown from $47 million EBITDA to over $600 million in 10 years, and Enterprise Value has gone up from $400 million to $9 billion.


“Without Topgrading training and interviews, we wouldn't have been nearly as successful.”
– Scott Clawson, CEO, Culligan

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Topgrading Saves Company from Bankruptcy

Improvement from 25% to 75% A Players in upper management


A Players improve company culture and attract more A Players


Improvement from 10-year performance of -20% to 3-year performance of +150%


“Without Topgrading, E*TRADE would have gone under. Topgrading helped us survive and flourish.” – Paul Idzik, CEO

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Topgrading Lifts a Major Company Out of Bankruptcy

74% A Player managers hired, 85% A Players promoted


EBITDA improved from $157M to $193.3M.


"The company emerged from Chapter 11 one of the strongest automotive suppliers, and Topgrading contributed to that success. I urge you to Topgrade so you too can get an edge on your competition."
- Curtis Clawson, President, CEO, and Chairman, Hayes Lemmerz (Retired)

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Unmatched Talent and Retention in Restaurant and Retail Industry

Cost of mis-hires pre-Topgrading estimated at $28k for entry-level employee, $320k for store manager


Improvement from 25% to 89% A Players hired throughout the company


Sales growth from $60 million to $80 million


“Topgrading is the turnkey hiring process that guarantees we select the right people that will follow our processes, embrace our culture, and delight our guests.”
– Ken Schiller, CEO

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Established Insurance Company Reaches New Heights

A Players hired and promoted improves from 25% to 85%


Stock performance improves from 5.4% average return to 17.5%

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Startup Topgrades to Success

90% of people hired turned out to be A Players


Business was sold after 2 years for $166 million


"If I hadn’t Topgraded, would have failed. With Topgrading I sold the company to Intuit for $166 million."
– Aaron Patzer, Founder and Owner

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Topgrading Helps Create the Most Valuable Company in the World

Improvement from an estimated 25% to over 80% high performers hired and promoted.


Market cap improved from $39B to $570B


"The Topgrading methods are the best tools in our arsenal for getting an in-depth understanding of high-potential managers."

- Bill Conaty, SVP Human Resources

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