Michael Girdley (@Girdley), Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA), and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) are joined by Brad Smart (@DrBradSmart) to talk about the Topgrading hiring process, issues in standard hiring practices, solutions, the importance of job descriptions and how to do them right, and much more.
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(2:34) Why are hiring processes broken? What are common mistakes?
(4:57) What are the solutions? What is the TORC technique?
(8:50) How can people apply Topgrading ideas in the current context where employees have the leverage and lack time for extended interviews?
(12:40) How do you go beyond the resumes? What is essential in a person’s history?
(15:24) What are standard practices to upgrade your hirings?
(16:41) How can the Topgrading method be used in an acquisition?
(19:02) Job descriptions are usually low appealing. How could SMB owners improve them?
(22:41) What is the impact on the hiring process of having virtual interviews?
(25:56) How do you think about optimizing Topgrading for the younger generations and their needs?
Past guests on Acquanon include Nick Huber, Brent Beshore, Aaron Rubin, Mike Botkin, Ari Ozick, Mitchell Baldridge, Xavier Helgelsen, Mike Loftus, Steve Divitkos, Dzmitry Miranovich, Morgan Tate and more.
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