The Topgrading Hiring Solution is conceptually simple but deceptively powerful.

Implementing the Topgrading Hiring Solution

Implementing Topgrading and making it part of your organization’s culture takes a thoughtful plan and a strong commitment from the top. HR does the heavy lifting in implementation, but the CEO has to maintain the “high performer” hiring standard. Why -- the head of HR is a peer of others in the C suite, so if a peer wants to coast along with the “25% high performers is good enough” standard, it’s the CEO who must step in. Our Topgrading experts have helped hundreds of companies implement Topgrading from top to bottom.

Implementation Process
The following steps occur during a typical Implementation Process of the Topgrading Hiring Solution:

  • 1

    Two people – usually the CEO and head of Human Resources – attend a public Topgrading Workshop.

  • 2

    Topgrading Professionals conduct a 2-3 day immersion in the client’s industry, business model, culture, and current hiring processes. This allows them to create a tailored plan to implement Topgrading.

  • 3

    The client licenses Topgrading Online Solutions (TOLS), which is integrated with their Applicant Tracking System.

  • 4

    Initial Topgrading Workshop(s) are conducted for senior leaders and HR, and then for all remaining hiring managers. Trained managers immediately use Topgrading methods to hire and promote people.

  • 5

    CEO’s commonly ask for an interview by a Topgrading professional who has done thousands.

  • 6

    Topgrading Professionals periodically consult with clients to verify that Topgrading methods are being used, measure the hiring and promotion results, train trainers, and offer webinars as refreshers on the 12 components of the Topgrading Hiring Solution.

Topgrading has refined these hiring and development methods through four decades of working with companies of all sizes.