Do you Know How to Select and Recruit High Potential People?
Recruitment and selection is a key task managers - at all levels - must be good at. Get it wrong and the consequences are dire. Get it right and everyone wins.
People are an organisation’s greatest asset, but also their highest cost.
Many Human Resource departments are rightly seriously focused on, the recruitment, selection and management of talented people with high potential. We know from research that high potential people contribute and produce two and a half times those who are below average.
Yet, it is not always easy spotting talent, what to look for, and whether a particular individual has the potential to succeed.
Looking back, most managers recognise that at some point they have poor human resources selection decisions and know the cost of doing so.
The cost of letting someone go is enormous. Severance pay etc. is an obvious one. But consider the cost of the damage they have done while in-post and the business secrets, market intelligence and intellectual property they take with them.
The aim of this book is to steer you in the right direction: recruitment best practices, to know what abilities and characteristics to look for… and why. We also know there is often a paradoxical effect with some personality traits that help people get selected and promoted, but which undermine them in the end.
This easy-to-read, non-technical, but highly sensible book will really make a difference to the way you go about how to spot talent; the high flyers of tomorrow.