For Hiring ManagersAre you frustrated, every day, when your low performers disappoint you?  Do you find that only about 1/4 of the people you hire turn out to be the high performers you wanted, expected, and figured you paid for?

Technology has made life easier and better for Human Resources and especially recruiters, but hiring managers have been left out in the cold.  There has never been a truly proven, highly effective hiring method – until Topgrading.


 Whether you are responsible for hiring in a company with 10 people or 100,000, you can begin hiring high performers and avoiding mis-hires, in every job, with Topgrading today.

Common Hiring Methods Just Don’t Work

We met with just the #1 Human Resources executive in just the largest 100 companies in the world and they admitted only 20% of the people they hire turn out to be high performers who fit their culture.  The average hiring success rate of tens of thousands of hiring managers we have polled is only 25%.  Three out of four people they hire disappoint.

Topgrading is the Most Proven Hiring Method

The Topgraders in the HR room said they enjoy 80% high performers hired. The host CEO was our “straight man,” summarizing the essentials: “Hey, you all over here (he points to the non-Topgraders) have 80% mis-hires screening from resumes, using behavioral interviews anyone could fake, and your reference checks are worthless so there’s no verifying if candidates tell you the truth. So you end up hiring too many low performers. You Topgraders over here use a “truth serum” technique that works, you conduct thorough interviews revealing strengths and weaker points, and because CANDIDATES arrange reference calls, you verify everything.” (BTW, a few months later he hired a Topgrader HR Executive.)

To summarize, Topgraders hire A players most of the time using because they use the “truth serum” technique that has motivated millions of candidates to tell the truth.  Then they conduct thorough interviews that reveal all the candidates, strengths and weaker points.  Because candidates know they will arrange reference calls, they tell the whole truth.  And finally, you verify everything by talking with bosses (and others YOU choose); there is no phone tag because candidates arrange those calls.

Topgrading is remarkably “common sense” and easy to implement. Hundreds of companies are more successful because of Topgrading.   At read quotes by CEOs who, in their own words, say Topgrading made the company more profitable, improved the culture, and accelerated growth.  No other hiring approach has case studies like these: the average improvement in hiring HIGH PERFORMERS more than tripled.


How Hiring Managers Get Started with Topgrading

1. Use The Topgrading Snapshot To Screen Candidates

You can start hiring better today using the Topgrading Snapshot.  It is an inexpensive tool that scares away low performers and candidates with spotty career histories while attracting candidates who have the potential to be A players in the job you need to fill.  The Topgrading Snapshot gives you a full and accurate picture of a candidate’s education and career at a glance, and in minutes you will know if it is worth investing more time with that person.  You will hire better because there will be more A players and fewer C players in the candidate pool.  Learn More!

2. Make Excellent Hiring Decisions

As a manager, you are painfully aware of the huge costs of hiring people who turn out to be disappointing.  Topgrading Hiring tools can help you avoid virtually all costly mis-hires that consume leaders’ time and waste precious resources.  Learn more about our hiring programs here.

3. Education and Training

We can teach managers how to avoid mis-hires and identify potential high performers for front-line through manager roles.  These two-day sessions are highly interactive and participants will get hands on experience and coaching in the Topgrading hiring steps they need to know to hire top-notch people for non-strategic roles. Learn More!

4. Talk to a Topgrading Professional

Every company is unique in some ways, and with 40 years of experience we can tailor Topgrading methods to be sure you achieve the dramatic increases in hiring and promoting success. Call us at 847-244-5544 and we’ll answer your questions and arrange for you to talk with an experienced professional.

Have more fun!

Seriously!  We’ve worked with tens of thousands of hiring managers who packed their teams with A Players, improved their performance, and would tell you they had a lot more fun leading their talent-infused group.