Introducing the Definitive Guide for Hiring the Right People
A New Book from Alan G. Dunn
Have you ever hired a new team member whose job was to execute a critical role within your organization, and at some time in the near future, discovered you made a hiring mistake? Don’t feel bad. Just about every executive has made (or will make) this mistake at least once, and many executives will make this mistake many times.
After more than 30 years of consulting to hundreds of the industrial world’s best (and worst!) senior executives, I still marvel at the difference a single individual can make in an organization. I have seen manufacturing companies teetering on the brink of insolvency, and with the hiring of a new Chief Executive, a whole new life gets somehow breathed into the organization… a breath that invigorates, renews and moves the company from survival mode to growth mode. Likewise, I have seen new top level executives hired into great companies, and then set about destroying all that was valuable that the previous leadership team spent perhaps decades creating.
Without question, the most important responsibility of any executive is hiring the right people and constructing the right leadership team. Nothing in the suite of actions normally attributed to senior executives is more important than this… nothing.
If there is one thing I have learned in my career, it is this: business success is really all about people. That is ultimately what my book is about: people… more specifically, how to hire people who are most likely to add substantial value to your business. But of equal importance is how to identify job candidates who are NOT a good fit, and who may ultimately cost your company a lot of money or damage its reputation. Hiring “right” is one of the most important competencies in all successful companies.
It is clear that the search for top talent is becoming increasingly competitive, and the pressure to compete in an increasingly globalized world makes it all the more difficult to identify, evaluate, and retain the best people. My book is designed to help you do precisely that.