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From the Desk of Brad Smart: How to Hire the Right, Ambitious, Hard-Working “Young People”

In our experience, with hundreds of clients in dozens of countries, the reality is not that bad.  Watch Shark Tank (CNBC nightly) and you’ll see amazing young entrepreneurs who are sincerely passionate about growing their business that truly helps customers. They are extremely dedicated, hard-working, smart, and resourceful – they figure out how to overcome obstacles. 

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From the Desk of Brad Smart: How to Evaluate Different Hiring Methods

Are you an executive who is not satisfied with your hiring success? You’re not alone. A global survey of CEOs showed a chronic concern of CEOs is “bad hires.” In our practice assessing and coaching senior executives, we ask them detailed questions about every job, and the #1 most common failure across 12,000 executives, who had an average of 10 managerial jobs, was 120,000 versions of “bad hires.” Costly bad hires.

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From the Desk of Brad Smart: 11 Recruitment Tips to Find the A Players You Seek

Recruitment tips are nothing if you’re not sure what makes an A Player an A Player. This blog could list 1,000 recruitment tips, and it wouldn’t help if your top team members are not on the same page regarding what, specifically, A Player competencies are. Competencies that should be spelled out in every hire’s Job Scorecard.

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