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How to Interview Candidates Virtually

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We at Topgrading have been interviewing virtually for years for clients outside of North America. During the past few years technology has become so reliable that clients and candidates have increasingly favored virtual interviews. The costs are lower and it’s a lot easier to reschedule if there is a problem. Our experience has given us […]

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How to Create a Resilient Organization During the Pandemic

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Human Resources Executive magazine published an article by Josh Bersin entitled “4 Ways to Build Organizational Resilience.” I partly agree with his four points, but I think he missed some important ones such as: resilient organizations need, more than anything, a high percentage of high performers, A Players, who get results. Here are Bersin’s points: […]

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Hiring A Players is Easier in Down Times

When so many people are downsized, furloughed, and laid off, hiring seems like a low priority item. Like you, my wife and I know of dozens of people we interact with who are out of work, whose lives are more than disrupted – many are devastated. We are all looking for positive thoughts during the […]

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Human Resources Praised for Contributing to Company Success, Even During Economic Downturns

During the health crisis, is there any good news for businesses? Yes. Human Resources is rarely praised for improving a company’s success overall. But it happens with companies that Topgrade, even during economic downturns. Canadian accountancy LLT, LLP is an example of how HR can shine, and an organization can succeed even during a crisis. […]

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When Hiring Has Slowed, It’s More Important to Use Best Practices

When you’re suffering through the agony of downsizing, the last thing you might be thinking of is hiring methods. But please, think again. You will be hiring a few people before a major hiring push when the economy rebounds. They might be replacements for normal turnover, replacements for high performers competitors pirated or hires to […]

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Topgrading Receives Top Recruitment Software Award from HR Tech Outlook

CHICAGO, March 24, 2020 – Topgrading is pleased to have been named one of HR Tech Outlook’s Top 10 Recruitment Solution Providers of 2020. The article highlights the Topgrading Prescreen Snapshot, the screening tool that accurately shows candidates’ performance ratings at past jobs, and Topgrading Online Solutions (TOLS), the platform which enables companies to easily […]

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In Down Markets, Hiring High Performers is More Important Than Ever

As they say here in Arizona, “This isn’t my first rodeo.” In four decades we’ve seen many downturns. In all the down markets we have sat with CEOs and Human Resources as they criticized themselves for having lowered hiring standards in up markets, leaving them with too many low performers in a time when they […]

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How to Get Value from Your Reference Checks

Last month, we published a blog entitled “Hire Better This Year with This Easy Topgrading Secret.” In it, we explained one of the key Topgrading techniques: Threat of Reference Check, or the “TORC” technique. In this blog, we’ll go more in-depth with how to make use of this technique to conduct valuable reference calls that […]

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Remembering Jack Welch: 4 of His Methods Can Work for You, Too

Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric from 1981-2001, passed away this week. He was a great leader and he left a huge impact on the business world. One of the things that made Jack such a strong leader was the hiring methods he used to pack his team, and the entire company, with A Players. […]

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How Hiring Strategy Ensured Culligan’s Success

In the six years that Scott Clawson has been CEO of Culligan Water, the world leader in residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment, the company’s sales tripled from $450 million to $1.4 Billion. One of the changes that Clawson brought to the company, and a main contributing factor to this enormous success, was a new […]

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