How to Hire A-Players

How to Hire A-Players

There are currently more open positions than there are qualified people to fill them. This is why every single leader that I work with is frantically searching for talent. It’s also why I was so excited to have Eric Herrenkohl, author of How to Hire A-Players, work with our Vistage group the other week.

One of the questions that arose during our session with Eric was “How do you define an A-player?” While the answer will be slightly different for everyone, I think Eric’s response knocked it out of the park.

“There are 7 billion people on the planet, and nothing is certain for any of us. I’m going to pay people that can handle uncertainty.”

I also asked Eric to share one thing with us that he thinks every leader should know about attracting and hiring A-players.

Here’s what he said:


To learn more about how to win the talent war, pick up a copy of Eric’s book How to Hire A-Players, visit his website, or drop me a line. I’d be happy to share what I’ve learned, introduce you to Eric, or even brainstorm solutions to help better position you to find and secure A-players for your company.

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