Delivering the Systems and Expertise You Need to Confidently Make Great Hiring Decisions
It’s rare that I find myself writing directly about Hire Better and our team but tonight I can’t help but share what I consider the best week in the history of our company. About 18 months ago we embarked on a path to embrace the principles of Topgrading and become recognized as a company that was not only expert at delivering on its (Topgrading’s) promises, we also wanted to continue to innovate and make it faster and easier to implement for small and middle market companies.
The week of January 19, 2009 I’m excited to say: Mission Accomplished.
We have one fear when working with our clients: if we don’t understand a role and have a complete picture of who will be the very best fit and perform at the level of an A-Player, the Hiring Manager that we work with will probably become apathetic really fast. We knew that apathy towards the recruiting process was already present when we launched American Workforce back in 2004. When apathy sets in, the entire process becomes arduous and it can have a significant (and negative) impact on a company’s ability to hire top talent.
That’s why this week was so amazing.
This week we had a significant impact on the futures of a number of client companies very different industries (Insurance, Media, Technology). But it gets even better. Today we found out that 4 people, each of whom were the FIRST and likely the ONLY interviews that our clients had to conduct, were extended offers of employment. Even more amazing, none of these roles were below the level of Director.
Four for Four. In one week.
Obviously Topgrading plays a big part in being able to truly identify A-Players but our Team at American Workforce has embraced the true need to really understand the needs of our Clients, the Top Accountabilities in each role and the softer side of each client company’s culture. One of our clients even made the statement, “Yeah, the methodology is really great but wow, your team and their processes are incredible!”.
Next week I’ll get back to commenting on industry trends and news but, just for tonight, we can celebrate the efforts of this team of about 20 people who work at Hire Better. I’m proud of each and every one of them.
Tags: A-Players, advertising, company culture, cry wolf, hiring manager apathy, insurance, new media, process creation, process maps, sticking with it, team effort, technology, the power of process, Top Accountabilities, Topgrading, topgrading methodology