|About the Book|
How do you grow your talent pool? How do you know that every additional headcount adds to your talent pool? How do you do it without incurring thousands of dollars and worse, hundreds of lost hours. How do you avoid the norm, the trial and errorMoreHow do you grow your talent pool? How do you know that every additional headcount adds to your talent pool? How do you do it without incurring thousands of dollars and worse, hundreds of lost hours. How do you avoid the norm, the trial and error method? Lets be candid, the hiring process is an art, with some peripheral science thrown in to confuse most of us. The author takes his readers by the hand to develop a Human Capital Growth Model to help Build Best-in-Class Teams. Lean on theory, rich on doing and getting things done. For the busy business owner and manager. You set the criterion and go into auto mode - turn it over to your staff. The Model is completely flexible to your changing needs. If you believe that people are the key to success, this book is for you. Cut out the fluff and the cliches and get right into it! Sure, you can go with an employment agency and pay thousands for every placement. However, the agencies are constrained by what you want, what you tell them. Beyond specifying paper qualifications and years of experience, most employers succumb to overviews and wish lists. We want proactive people. Oh yeah? How do we know that one candidate is more proactive than the next? How do you measure pro activity or indeed, any subjective character traits - the traits that differentiate the winners from the starters? How do we determine the character traits you want? How do we measure them and trade-off competing traits? For example, a person might be hard working but prone to mistakes. How does she measure up against another person who is a team player but a slow learner? The author reveals everything. Its the apple dropping. Thunk! Once you know, its all so very simple! At the end of the day, you need to husband your time. As a former corporate executive, the author has very little patience with long winded theories. You probably relate to that approach and thats why he kept the book slim and simple. Youll be through it in one sitting - okay, two sittings, if youve to take out the trash. The book itself costs less than a visit to your favourite watering hole. Go for it. Skipping a Jack Daniels or two might be worth the investment!