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Match: A Systematic, Sane Process for Hiring the Right Person Every Time Hardcover – December 28, 2010
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In the current job market, those charged with the responsibility of hiring are faced with a flood of résumés for every job opening. The challenge is not only to find someone who can do the job, but to find the best possible match. This is critical because you're not only filling one job opening—you're contributing to the overall health and efficiency of a team that brings value to your organization.
So how do you find the candidate who is not simply working for a paycheck, but is truly invested in the work, passionate about contributing to the performance of their team, and focused on achieving the company's mission?
There is a process that virtually guarantees hiring the right person every time.
The secret is in systematically applying a series of objective hiring best practices to every open position. As President of Accountants One, Dan Erling has successfully presided over the recruitment and retention of thousands of long-term hiring decisions. From short-term staffing solutions to extensive searches for executive, VP, and C-level positions, Erling's system has contributed not only to successful hires, but to the overall health of the hiring organizations. Now, he shares his powerful hiring system in MATCH, showing you how to integrate this process into your company. This system covers the entire life cycle of the hiring process, including:
- Using powerful strategies to craft job descriptions that precisely fit your company's needs
- Building teams and departments that align with your mission
- Investing the necessary time and energy in recruiting, interviewing, and researching the right candidates
- Bringing new hires on board, monitoring their performance, and ensuring that hires are maximizing their performance
- Retaining top talent for long-term hiring ROI
Human capital is the most important investment you can make in your organization. With the proven system in MATCH, you can instill a consistent culture that recruits, hires, and retains talent that not only shines on its own, but integrates seamlessly into your organization's mission.
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PRAISE FOR MATCH
"Finding exceptional people is a difficult task in any hiring market. Even now, when there are so many candidates, it is challenging to identify the best hire for your company. The best practices in MATCH provide a systematic approach for identifying, hiring, and retaining the right people."
—LIZ HICKOK, SPHR, HR Director, Sage North America
"MATCH is the perfect name for this book. Matching the right people to the right job in the right company is critical. A wrong match can kill, and a great match can make you. Learn how to make better matches today from a proven professional who spends every workday on the front lines of the employment war."
—RICK MYERS, founder and CEO, Talent Zoo
"If interviewing anyone ever made you unsure, then MATCH is for you. The hiring tactics discussed in MATCH are brilliant! MATCH is a must-read for anyone involved in the hiring process."
—DAVE BUCKEL, CFO
"MATCH puts hiring GREAT people at the top of the priority list—which is exactly where it should be."
—JIM HULING, consultant and author of Choose Your Life!
"As the business community continues to understand the importance and value of 'paying it forward,' it is critical that companies develop hiring techniques allowing them to identify, hire, and retain employees that foster a culture of giving back. MATCH provides a method for achieving that objective."
—BOB LITTELL, author, speaker, and Chief NetWeaver, NetWeavers International
"I have hired a great deal of people in my career. But it wasn't until I used the MATCH process that I felt as comfortable with my hire on day one as I did a year after the employee started. I am very pleased with the results."
—KEVIN MELENDY, CEO, Spectral Response LLC
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I believe that Dan's videos on his website are a great companion to this book...http://www.danerling.com/default.asp?s=MCH. Similar to his book, these step-by-step videos are presented in a very simplistic way - helping hiring managers gain confidence that they can truly develop a solid and successful hiring process for themselves and their firms.
It isn't always easy to understand one's own culture so Dan offers up lots of great guidelines (even available on his website) to get us up to speed. Sort of a Sociology 101 introduction to "Corporate Culture". Don't think that you can know what your culture is unless without some deep processing activities by all segments of your company.
Dan's writing style makes Match easy to read and very easy to comprehend. Dan shows how much work is necessary to find the right person for your job. Of course, if you follow Dan's processes you won't be able to blame anyone but yourself for selecting the wrong candidate.
My suggestion is to get the book and then hire Dan's company to help you impliment it so you can learn form HIS mistakes and not just your own. Then you can use his processes over and over again, with confidence. e
Dan makes it sound easy, but that's only because he has done it so many times and also because he has a gift for MATCHing the right people with the right job.
I gleaned a lot from this book. Well written, easy to follow, and filled with solid advice.
Highly recommend this book to anyone seeking to hire quality people who are committed to your company's success.