Don't Hire the Best: New Book From Hogan Press Reveals How to Hire Successful
Author Abhijit Bhaduri Explains How to Select the Right Candidate
Instead of the Best Candidate
TULSA, OK -- (Marketwired) -- 06/24/13 -- It is often said that the
top 20 percent of leaders account for 80 percent of the impact on an
organization. Those leaders influence both business results and the
quality of employees the firm can attract and retain, and, above all,
they affect the culture of the organization. As such, the ability to
hire leaders who will succeed is critical.
In "Don't Hire the Best: An Essential Guide to Building the Right
Team," the latest book from the Hogan Press, a division of Hogan
Assessment Systems, author Abhijit Bhaduri explains how the best
candidate isn't always the right candidate for the organization. As
most hiring managers face the dilemma of having to choose between
people who may be equally qualified for a leadership role, Bhaduri
contends that personality fit and competencies should take priority
over education and experience when selecting candidates. By hiring
individuals who are motivated and fit in with the organization's
culture, rather than those with the most impressive resumes, the
organization can ensure it brings in the right people.
"Abhijit Bhaduri's new book is a clearly written and well-informed
discussion of the most important problem in business -- how to find
talented leaders," said Robert Hogan, President of Hogan Assessments.
"For those who believe in data-based solutions to crucial
organizational problems, this book is for you."
Released on June 1, 2013, "Don't Hire the Best" has already received
strong positive reviews from business leaders.
"Anyone building a business should read this book," said George
Anders, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of "The Rare Find." "Abhijit
Bhaduri explains clearly and sympathetically why so many smart
executives end up making foolish hiring decisions. His insights about
sizing up candidates are both valuable and inspiring."
"[The book is] an insightful read about the importance of assessing
the 'whole' person while hiring people in leadership roles," said
David Tessmann-Keys, SVP, International Operations, Development
Dimensions International Inc. "If you are someone who makes hiring
decisions, read this book before you hire the next person."
"This is a must read for every person that wants to relook at the way
hiring is done," said V.R. Ferose, Managing Director, SAP Labs India.
"The book not only provides interesting insights into the most
obvious mistakes we make while hiring, but also suggests some
innovative solutions and insights to overcome them."
"Don't Hire the Best" is available for purchase from Amazon and from
the Hogan Bookstore:
About the Author
Abhijit Bhaduri is chief learning officer for Wipro Limited, a
leading information technology company headquartered in Bangalore,
India that operates in over 50 countries with a workforce of more
than 140,000 employees. He is a former human resources executive at
Microsoft, PepsiCo, Colgate and Tata Steel, and has worked in India,
Southeast Asia and the United States.
Abhijit is on the advisory board of the chief learning officer
program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a research advisor
for the Society of Human Resource Management in India. A popular
blogger and columnist, Abhijit is the author of two bestselling works
Abhijit earned a bachelor's degree in economics and a bachelor's
degree in law from the University of Delhi, India. He holds a
post-graduate degree in human resources from Xavier Labor Relations
About Hogan Assessment Systems
With more than 30 years of experience, Hogan is the global leader in
providing comprehensive, research-based personality assessment and
consulting. Grounded in decades of science, Hogan helps businesses
dramatically reduce turnover and increase productivity by hiring the
right people, developing key talent and evaluating leadership
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