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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 Topgrading Contributed to 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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LinkedIn’s Interviewing Advice is Absurd

LinkedIn recently came out with a guide entitled The Interviewing Questions You Should Be Asking. The introduction states: Interviewing isn’t easy, but the process isn’t going anywhere. Interviewing should “go somewhere.” Topgrading has taken hiring interview success from a common 25% high performers hired to an average of 85% high performers hired across dozens of […]

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How to Topgrade Your Department Even If the Company Isn’t Topgrading

Of course, we’re all for CEOs driving Topgrading throughout the whole company. For example, Jack Welch Topgraded General Electric and made it the most valuable company in the world. And Aaron Patzer started Mint.com using Topgrading and sold the company for $170 million. But what if your company is not embracing Topgrading? Can you Topgrade? […]

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Hire Better This Year with This Easy Topgrading Secret

Do you feel the pain of hiring too many people who turn out to be disappointments? I’m sure you do, but in this blog, I’ll give you a free, powerful way to hire high performers. It’s called the TORC Technique. My entire career has been devoted to helping managers hire better. I’ve conducted over 60,000 […]

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