Brad Smart

From the Desk of Brad Smart: Tips on How to Interview and Hire Smarter

Our research, spanning decades, shows that only 25% of an organization’s hires are high performers, A Players. With that being the unfortunate reality for most companies and managers, I devoted my career to bolstering the amount of high performers that our clients hired. One of Topgrading’s most important methods, the Topgrading Interview, is paramount in …

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From the Desk of Brad Smart: Estimate the Cost of Your Mis-hires

When CEOs, HR managers, and hiring managers, at all levels, take a few minutes to systematically estimate the costs of mis-hires, they are shocked … they then become more motivated to improve their hiring methods. Google “costs of mis-hires” and you’ll see estimates ranging from 1/10 of a person’s salary (entry-level job), to $62,500 (Fast …

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From the Desk of Brad Smart:
Wall Street Journal on How to Game Your Resume

With Artificial Intelligence-assisted Applicant Tracking Systems (ATSs) vetting resumes, job hunters should understand how to construct a resume that will maximize their chances of actually talking with a human being. In May 2022, author Heidi Mitchell wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal, How to Make Sure Your Résumé Passes Muster With an AI …

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From the Desk of Brad Smart
Might This be the Time to be an Entrepreneur?

Over 4 million people have quit their job since the beginning of the pandemic, they want something different — maybe a virtual job or, on the flip side, an in-person job. They may be seeking employment at a company with a more positive organizational climate or one with greater growth prospects. But – not so …

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