Where do you go to find fantastic people for your company? You know you need them, you want to hire them, but you seem to end up with the same lackluster talent. Is there any hope?
How to Hire A-Players is a road map for finding the A-player talent you need to build the business you want. No matter the state of the economy, it is never easy to find A-players. You have to know where to look and how to attract phenomenal performers to your business.
How to Hire A-Players explains how to find the "rock star" employees who can take your company to the next level. Maybe you have an HR departmentor maybe you are the HR department! Either way, this book explains how to develop a team of which you are truly proud, by:
Refusing just to "fill positions"
Creating an A-player mind-set throughout your organization
Developing a "farm team" of A-player talent
Becoming the hunter vs. the hunted at industry conferences and events
Finding pools of A-player talent your competitors are missing
Ending attempts to turn C-players into A-players
Knowing how to turn B-players into A-players
Becoming an Influencer who attracts A-player talent
Creating an employee referral program that actually works
Conducting great on-campus recruiting even if you are a small company
Transforming your web site into an effective recruiting tool
Leveraging LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media networks to tap directly into A-player talent
Avoiding landmines when hiring an outside recruiter
Whether you're a small business owner looking for a one-stop playbook or an HR professional seeking the latest ideas and resources, How to Hire A-Players gives you the tools to create a team that generates better results. Implement the ideas in this book and join elite executives who build organizations which will make them money for years to come.
Praise for How To Hire A-Players
"It takes A-Players to conceive, design, and build a world-classbusiness system so C-Players can produce A-Player results. How toHire A-Players tells you how to find the A-Players you need to growyour business. Read it, or forever settle for less than youdeserve."
Michael E. GerberAuthor of The E-Myth books and The MostSuccessful Small Business in the World
"A must-read for any business that must produce more forcustomers who demand more for less."
ill J. Bonnstetter Chairman of the Board TTI PerformanceSystems, Ltd.
"This book should not only be on the desk of every HR manager,but required reading for every member of a company's executiveteam. The tactics shared in this book are both cost effective andcreative. Now ANY company, regardless of size, can effectivelycompete for the most important resource for success: theA-Players."
Allen HaugeGroup ChairmanVistage International
"If your company needs to improve any aspect of finding, hiring,and keeping outstanding employees, How to Hire A-Players is amust-read. As Herrenkohl points out, the best coaches are the bestrecruiters; they know how to attract talented players, incorporatethem into their program, and produce a winning team. If you want tocreate a great business, this book tells you how to build the teamto do it."
Jeff Phillips President Fleet Feet Inc.
"Every great NCAA basketball coach knows that success in MarchMadness starts years earlier when a network of scouts identifiestalented young kids playing in junior high school. In How to HireA-Players, Eric Herrenkohl teaches busy managers how to build theirscouting network and where to get a glimpse of the A-Players oftomorrow's team."
Richard Ryffel Managing Director, Investment Banking EdwardJones
"Eric Herrenkohl is like a divining rod for finding talent andHow to Hire A-Players is the Holy Grail of recruiting. It will helpyou find, recruit, nurture, and retain the best and thebrightest."
Alan Weiss, PhDAuthor, Million Dollar Consulting andThrive!
"If your team is a Great Dane surrounded by Chihuahuas, your `big dog' is at risk" writes Herrenkohl as he makes a compelling case for the importance of effective recruiting... Read morePublished on May 5, 2010 by Todd R. Chandler
As an entrepreneur, I see opportunity in everything and everyone. Unfortunately not everyone turns out to have the skills and desire to be an A player. Read morePublished on April 15, 2010 by K. Daum
This book was very helpful to me because I own a small company and my background is not in HR. Hiring the wrong person is an extremely expensive and time consuming mistake. Read morePublished on April 13, 2010 by Jennifer C. Rausch
I liked this book and recommend it to anyone who has to put a team of independent contractors together to make a real estate development project happen. Read morePublished on April 13, 2010 by M. Keoshkerian
This is a no-nonsense, action-packed easy read. Similar to Eric's consulting, How to Hire A-Players is chock full of practical ideas that can be quickly implemented. Read morePublished on April 12, 2010 by K. Weinberg
Erics book is a must read for anyone who wants to hire "A-Players" or be an "A-Player." It is filled with "block and tackle" advice and solidly researched expertise. Read morePublished on April 12, 2010 by Robert C. Perkins