The Results-Driven Manager: Hiring Smart For Competitive Advantage




"The Results-Driven Manager Series" brings together timely articles from HBSP newsletters to help senior to middle managers sharpen their skills, increase their effectiveness and gain a competitive edge. Presented in a concise, accessible format to save managers valuable time, these books offer authoritative insights and techniques for improving job performance and achieving immediate results. This guide teaches managers how to go beyond simply filling positions to skillfully identifying and hiring people who possess talents and skills that will make their organisations more competitive. Managers will learn how to: conduct a great job interview, assess a candidates' cultural fit, look in the right places for fresh talent, and, more.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Focus on Results: Hiring managers who prioritize results-driven individuals significantly impact the success of a team or organization. This means seeking candidates with a track record of achieving tangible outcomes.

  2. Competency-Based Hiring: Emphasizing competencies and skills over mere qualifications or experience can lead to hiring individuals better suited for achieving results in a specific role.

  3. Alignment with Goals: Hiring smart involves identifying candidates whose skills and motivations align closely with the organization’s goals and values.

  4. Behavioral Interviews: Conducting interviews that focus on past behaviors and achievements rather than hypothetical scenarios can provide insights into a candidate's ability to drive results.

  5. Performance Metrics: Implementing robust performance metrics and evaluation systems allows managers to assess and reward employees based on their contribution to results.

  6. Cultural Fit: Ensuring that new hires align with the existing organizational culture while also bringing fresh perspectives and ideas can enhance team dynamics and productivity.

  7. Continuous Learning and Adaptation: Hiring individuals who exhibit a willingness and capability to adapt, learn, and grow within the role contributes to sustained success.

  8. Collaboration and Leadership: Hiring managers who demonstrate leadership potential and the ability to foster collaboration can drive teams toward achieving collective goals.

  9. Data-Driven Decisions: Leveraging data and analytics in the hiring process can optimize recruitment strategies and identify candidates more likely to deliver results.

  10. Retention Strategies: Smart hiring involves considering long-term retention strategies, ensuring that hired individuals remain engaged and motivated to continue delivering results over time.

Language English
ISBN-10 2-59139-972-6
ISBN-13 9781591399728
No of pages 162
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
Published Date 01 Nov 2005

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