Hire and Keep the Best People: 21 Practical and Proven Techniques You Can Use Immediately

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2001 - Business & Economics - 126 pages
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From corner cubicle to corporate suite, managers today say their biggest concern is the competition for talent. The critical constraint on the growth and success of any business is the ability to attract and keep excellent people. Unfortunately, very few managers have been thoroughly trained in the process of personnel selection. And they hardly have time to sign up for a course: they are confronted with an immediate need for personnel know-how. In his latest book, Brian Tracy draws onover 20 years of training managers in the art of employee selection to pinpoint the 21 most important, proven principles of employee recruitment and retention. In a single, brief, easy-to-read volume, Tracy summarizes the essential information every manager must know to attract the most capable, committed employees and to make sure they continue to be active contributors to the company for years to come. For each of these 21 techniques, Tracy discusses the underlying principle and offers an Action Exercise that enables readers to apply the technique immediately and see the results for themselves. Filled with proven, practical knowledge, Hire and Keep the Best People distills years of hard-won wisdom into a quick and easy set of techniques, offering managers effective steps they can take today to find, select, hire, orient, train, and retain the best people for their business.
 

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I read the book in Romanian, but the translation seems pretty good. We are in the process of selection for Outdoor Holidays® and I remember I had the book on the shelf for some time. I spent few hours ... Read full review

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Contents

Make Selection Your Top Priority
5
Think Through the Job
11
Write Out the Job Description
15
Cast a Wide Net
21
Interview Effectively
27
Look for the Best Predictor of Success
35
Probe Past Performance
39
Check Resumes and References Carefully
43
Solve Problems Quickly
73
Improve Performance Professionally
79
Assume the Best of Intentions
83
Satisfy Their Deepest Needs
87
Practice Participatory Management
91
Make Them Feel Important
95
Create a Great Place to Work
99
Focus on Your People Continually
105

Practice the Law of Three
49
Make the Decision Properly
55
Negotiate the Right Salary
59
Start Them Off Right
65
Start Them Off Strong
69
Putting It All Together
109
Learning Resources of Brian Tracy International
115
Index
119
About the Author
125
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One of the world's most widely known business speakers, Brian Tracy addresses more than 250,000 people annually, in corporations large and small, all over the world, on the subjects of strategy, management, personnel selection, hiring, firing, and motivating people. He is author of 24 books, including Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers To Succeed, Eat That Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time, and The 100Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success, and has produced more than 300 audio and video programs.

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