Are You Ready To Start Topgrading Today?
The 2012 3rd Edition of Topgrading has 40 case studies in which large and small companies improved hiring success from 26% to 85%. By following the easy steps below, you can begin to experience the amazing transformation that Topgrading will create within your organization. Then, when you want to learn more and practice the methods, you can shoot for 90% hiring success. Here are FIVE SIMPLE STEPS you can start using today to begin dramatically improving your hiring success:
Inject The Topgrading "Truth Serum"
The first of these steps is to add one powerful sentence to your discussions with every potential candidate for employment with your organization. It's called the Topgrading "truth serum" and it's been used for more than three decades to motivate all candidates to tell you the whole truth in interviews. It’s incredibly simple and here's how it works: At every step in the hiring process, remind candidates that before receiving a job offer from your organization, a final step is for THEM (the candidate) to arrange reference calls with former bosses and others.
Use The Topgrading Snapshot To Screen Candidates
The next step is to start using the Topgrading Career History Form, which produces the Topgrading Snapshot, the best screening tool on the planet.
Candidates who complete the Career History Form (containing the built-in "truth serum") will be asked for their full employment and compensation history, honest boss ratings, and much more. Then, with a 10-second review of the 1-page, multi-color Topgrading Snapshot, you'll immediately be able to screen out weaker candidates, saving you not only time, but more importantly assuring that you’ll only interview the "best of the best" candidates.
Use The Topgrading Interview Guide
The third step is to conduct a Topgrading Interview using the Topgrading Interview Guide. It contains your candidate's responses from the Career History Form and can be printed along with the Topgrading Snapshot and Topgrading Career History Form.
To use the Topgrading Interview Guide, just read the questions, take notes, ask follow up questions, and turn the page when it’s full. There are 12 Topgrading hiring steps but the famous Topgrading Interview has, more than all the other steps, accounted for leading companies including General Electric, Honeywell, American Heart Association and hundreds of other small and large companies, to more than triple their hiring success.
Use A Tandem Interviewer
The fourth step is very important. Recruit a tandem interviewer to do these interviews with you. Two heads (and minds) truly ARE a lot better than one.
Companies using the Topgrading Interview with only one interviewer (for management jobs) generally improved their hiring success 50% by adding the tandem interviewer.
Ask Candidates To Arrange Reference Calls With Former Bosses
The last step is easy. At the end of the tandem Topgrading Interview, YOU and your TANDEM INTERVIEWER decide which people you want to talk with -- former managers, perhaps a peer or two, maybe a couple of subordinates. Ask the candidate to arrange the calls. Within a day or two a sharp candidate will email you with the availability and mobile numbers of the references. Ahh -- no telephone tag!
By using these FIVE SIMPLE STEPS, you'll be started on the path to much greater success in your hiring. As your organization begins to experience the positive results from the contributions made by the A Players you have recruited and hired via this process, you'll quickly understand why Topgrading is what sets the world's best companies apart from the rest.
Check Out Topgrading "Lite"
The next step in learning Topgrading can be to watch a 12-minute video in which Brad Smart further explains and demonstrates the 5 Topgrading steps just explained.
Advanced Topgrading Options
Obviously, using Topgrading "Lite" and deploying the five steps above will just get you started, but we've got you covered all the way to maximize your success attracting and hiring the best possible candidates to build your world class team. The additional information below details a few of the other options for Topgrading your organization.
Try The Topgrading "Starter Kit"
If you've tried the steps above and like what you've seen with the Topgrading Snapshot and its companion tools ... and ... if you feel you're ready to try a wider deployment in your organization before investing in a license for unlimited usage with all jobs, consider the Topgrading Starter Kit. For a nominal cost ($495) you can enjoy unlimited use of the Topgrading Career History Form, Topgrading Snapshot and Topgrading Interview guide for two months.
Attend A Topgrading Workshop"
Once you've tried the steps above and selected a license plan that works for you and your organization, you are ready to become a Topgrading "Superstar". To help you grow your skills (and the skills of others in your organization), we offer several additional levels of training:
- INDIVIDUALS - Consider attending our quarterly 2-day Topgrading Workshop. This will allow you to be the "Go-To Topgrader" in your organization.
- SMALL COMPANY - Send all key managers to our quarterly 2-day Topgrading Workshop.
- LARGER COMPANY - Send two key managers to our 2-day Topgrading Workshop, and then run internal workshops, conducted by Topgrading professionals.
Get A Free Copy of Our Latest eBook
We've also created a short FREE eBook detailing these basic steps as well as introducing you to the full set of all 12 Topgrading hiring steps. Each of these 12 steps contribute to better hires and fewer, costly mis-hires. Here's a link to download the eBook:
Hands-On Consulting At Your Location
Last, but certainly not least, we're here and ready to help! All of the Topgrading, Inc. Team members consult regularly with companies to find the most cost-effective ways to implement Topgrading. This includes overall strategy planning for a company-wide Topgrading rollout as well as coaching managers in some or all of the 12 Topgrading hiring steps. We also help new Topgraders network with other experienced Topgraders in similar companies. To arrange for a chat with a member of our team to discuss your organization and its needs, just click the link below or call us at 847-244-5544.