Scaling up your business is hard — and often counterproductive. It makes it even more frustrating to do it without a reliable team, but surprisingly not that many companies know the golden formula to successful hiring.
The fact is: your organization is only as strong as its people. Mis-hires cost you millions (that’s not an exaggeration) in dollars and wasted hours. If you want to start scaling up rapidly and without drama, you need every person on your team to be a High Performer — not only the leadership and management.
Sounds unbelievable to achieve? We’re here to change it.
As a result of collaboration between Dr. Brad Smart and The Growth Institute, you can now access the Topgrading methodology — regarded as the most effective hiring method on the planet — in the form of an interactive Master Business Course.
This methodology has already been successfully used by hundreds of organizations around the globe — like General Electric (under Jack Welch), Shell, UBS, Culligan, Barclays, Honeywell, Argo, E*TRADE, non-profits (American Heart Association), and dozens of smaller companies Mint.com, DenTek, K&N Management).
Over the 12-week period — along with 49 other selected participants — you will be taken through a process of intense coaching, revision and implementation. All of it with the guidance of Dr. Brad Smart and Topgrading coaches.
Together with your team you will learn how to:
You’ll get the downloadable toolkit & PDFs that will become your reference library — including the the Topgrading Workbook and in-depth Hiring Manual. Plus: on demand Dr. Smart’s videos explaining each of the 12 Topgrading steps (+6 hours of videos).
On top of that, you’ll go through 6 online workshops with a Topgrading coach and the international group of leaders and hiring experts. These sessions are highly interactive, so you’ll be able to exchange questions, feedback and get support.
Next, you’ll get two 45-minute One-on-One Coaching calls to discuss your progress and challenges. We suggest you schedule it in the middle of the course to make sure you’re not missing out on opportunities — or not heading in the wrong direction.
You’ll get a 60-day free trial for Topgrading online solutions like Career History Form, Candidate Snapshots or Competency Assessment. TOLS 3.0 helps you screen candidates and detect Top Performers more efficiently and accurately than ever before.
Measure Hiring Success
Create a Job Scorecard
Recruit From Networks
Use The Career History Form
Conduct Telephone Screening Interviews
Conduct Competency Interviews
Conduct topgrading interview
Offer feedback to hiring manager
Create a report
Have the candidate arrange reference checks
Provide feedback to new hire
Measure hiring success each year
Dr. Smart is an internationally renowned management psychologist and consultant to many Global 500 companies, but also hundreds of small, midsize, and growth companies. He completed his Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology at Purdue University, entered consulting, and after two years launched Topgrading, Inc.
Brad is frequently regarded as the world’s #1 expert on hiring and most experienced executive interviewer and coach, having conducted over 6,500 chronological Topgrading Interviews in over 200 companies. As a trusted advisor to CEOs of leading companies as well as startups and fast growth companies, Brad has been featured in a front-page Wall Street Journal profile, CNN, Fortune, Inc., Chief Executive, and numerous other publications.
It’s for CEOs, team leaders & HR professionals who:
- HYPER SALES GROWTH by Jack Daly
- SCALING UP by Verne Harnish
- EXPONENTIAL ORGANIZATIONS by Salim Ismail
- MASTERING NEW MARKETING by David Meerman Scott
- OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION by Kaihan Krippendorf
If you were or are enrolled in any of them, the credits will count towards your MBD.
“In a previous start-up I worked for, hiring was done haphazardly. At Mint.com, I’ve had very rigorous hiring. We use a technique called Topgrading, which reveals patterns in behavior. In the history of Mint, I’ve only fired two people and one left voluntarily.”
“Nothing matters more in winning than getting the right
people on the field. All the clever strategies and advanced
technologies in the world are nowhere near as effective
without great people to put them to work. Brad developed the methods to help us pick top producers.”
Former Chairman and CEO, General Electric
"We've grown from one to forty-six locations and have experienced 50% to 100% growth annually since Topgrading."
Co-Founder and Owner, Nurse Next Door
“In the fight against cardiovascular disease and stroke, Topgrading helped us raise an additional $50 million over the previous year. Topgrading has saved lives.”
Former CEO, American Heart Association
“There’s nothing that has done more for our company than Topgrading. It will be our culture as long as we have our company.”
Chairman & CEO, MarineMax Inc.
Together with your leadership
The truth is though — this approach takes longer and is extremely challenging. You’ll be missing professional feedback, peer motivation, accountability and external perspective (we all know how it is hard sometimes to think “outside of the box”). Within the Topgrading program, you’ll be getting not only highly-qualified guidance and support but also extremely dynamic and valuable network of entrepreneurs from all over the world.