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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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Interviewing Myth #10: One or 1 1/2 Hour Interviews Are Enough

Topgraders, you know this, but for everyone else… today (any day) probably millions of hiring interviews will take place and most will last one hour and almost all the rest will last 90 minutes. Most of those interviews will be so-called Behavioral or Competency (B/C) interviews. And 75% of the hires will be less than […]

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Interviewing Myth #9: Candidates Will Change

All hiring managers have been deceived at some point by candidates assuring them that they have overcome weaker points, failures and mistakes of the past, saying, “I’ve learned my lesson and assure you I’ll be: “better organized” “a good team player” “disciplined in keeping my sales activities up to date in Salesforce” “keeping my manager […]

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Interviewing Myth #8: You Can “Read” Body Language with the Commonly Given Advice

Do you want to hire better? If you’re a CEO, a manager at any level, or a Human Resources professional, of course you do. This blog is part of a series dispelling 10 myths about interviewing candidates for hire – “myths” because they are common recommendations for the “best” ways to interview… but from our […]

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The Pilgrim Topgrader: William Bradford

Happy Thanksgiving! How’s this for an idea: if the Pilgrims had not been Topgraders, had they not elected an A Player leader who packed his team with A Players, tiny Plymouth Colony would have failed and the Dutch, French, or Spanish would have taken over the New World. America as we know it wouldn’t exist, […]

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Interviewing Myth #7: Don’t Ask Candidates Much About Their Education Years… Unless They Are Recent Grads

Do you want to hire better? If you’re a CEO, a manager at any level, or a Human Resources professional, of course you do. This blog is part of a series dispelling 10 myths about interviewing candidates for hire – “myths” because they are common recommendations for the “best” ways to interview… but from our […]

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Interviewing Myth #6: Talk 50% of the Time

Do you want to hire better? If you’re a CEO, a manager at any level, or a Human Resources professional, of course you do. This blog is part of a series dispelling 10 myths about interviewing candidates for hire – “myths” because they are common recommendations for the “best” ways to interview… but from our […]

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Wall Street Journal Trashes Employment Interviews

The title of the October 4 article is: “The Case for Hiring Managers Sight Unseen.” The author, Sam Walker, researched methods used to hire managers. He was certain some form of interviewing would prove most effective but found none. He cited problems such as candidates hyping their accomplishments and hiding failures, interviews that don’t reveal […]

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