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MAY 30, 2017 / MARY ELIZABETH BRADFORD Approximately 60 percent of executives I speak with will share with me in our initial conversation that they have always been recruited for positions – and that for the first time in a very long time, they are faced with finding their next opportunity themselves. They may have […]

If You Were a Tree What Would You Be? And Other Useless Interview Questions. A Manager’s Guide to EPIC Interviewing. (Charleston, SC: Palmetto, 2017)

My friend and colleague Roger Ferguson has released a new book.  Roger is not your typical Human Resources (HR) guy. He understands the importance of legal compliance, can recruit at any level, and can generate an airtight policy on just about any issue that surfaces. He prefers, however, to focus his efforts on process improvement and the bottom-line impact that HR can have on organizations.

He has amassed a career total of some $80 million in documented process improvements. He is known for is the award winning creation of Big Five Performance Management, an amazingly simple but effective alternative to traditional employee performance appraisals. Now, he is targeting the dreaded world of hiring practices. Here is his intro to the topic.

Family, Friends, and Colleagues

I have just published a new book, “If You Were a Tree What Would You Be?  And Other Useless Interview Questions.  A Manager’s Guide to EPIC Interviewing.”   Yes, it’s a long title for a little book but that little book is big on content, packed with information on how to structure and lead better interviews and how to make better hiring decisions.

How important is this topic?  Only about 10% of managers have received formal training in how to conduct an interview.  It is no wonder that sometimes the candidate we thought was a rock star in the interview turned out to be a dud in the workplace.  This happens a lot and can be costly to the organization and stressful for everyone involved, especially the hiring manager.

EPIC interviewing is a simple four-step plan for creating more efficient and effective interviews.  Using behavior-based interviewing techniques as a foundation, readers will then be taught how to differentiate their hiring practices from their competitors?   Want everyone clamoring to work for you?  This book is a great start.

I have leveraged and now share what I have learned my +30 plus years of hiring experience with two Fortune 500 companies (JPMorgan Chase Bank and the Flour Corporation).    The book makes an ideal gift for any sons or daughters who may be entering their first roles as supervisors or managers.

The book is available on Amazon/Kindle by clicking here.   I will appreciate any and all support you can offer by forwarding this email as you feel appropriate.

Thank you for your time and attention,

Roger Ferguson
iSi Human Resources Consulting
832.544.2316
www.bigfiveperformance.com
www.linkedin.com/in/rogerfergusonisi

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