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Should I only hire A-players?

Tips for hiring A-Players

Crucial employees for business growth

In our previous article, we discussed the importance of having A, B, and C players in your team. As A players are the leaders and the key to the success of any business, it is important to know how to hire them.

The golden rule here is:
A-players tend to attract other A-players!
The more of them you have in your team, the more additional A-players will want to join your company. Furthermore, having a large number of A-players in your organization encourages everyone else to step up their game and attempt to catch up.
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In his book "How to hire an A player?" Eric Herrenkohl, President of Herrenkohl Consulting, retained executive search defined 3 steps of creating an A-player team."
Eric Herrenkohl
President of Herrenkohl Consulting
  • 1
    Adopt an A-player mindset
    Demonstrate that you are constantly on the lookout for the best people. While most executives talk a good game here, in reality, their recruiting efforts are sporadic at best. Your focus on finding A-players must be ongoing and consistent.
  • 2
    Interview all the time
    You have to develop a reputation as an organization that is always interested in meeting good people and willing to talk with them. This is the only way to develop a strong pipeline of potential employees from which to select A-players.
  • 3
    Build a ''farm team"
    It is a team of talented people who work for someone else right now but would be thrilled to work for you in the future. The key here is to have a continually updated list of A-players who could fit right into your company and make a big contribution. If you and your leadership team are regularly cultivating your farm team, you will always have strong people to turn to when you want to hire someone.

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Building an A-team requires a lot of work, however, we can assure you that it worths it! Additionally, our team recommends you consider the following points:
If you want to take your company to the next level you have to be sure that you have A-players with you. These are the people who you can trust and they are very interested in the company's success!

Of course, it is not always easy to hire A-players on your own. Here, at Retalent, we specialize in finding talents from Eastern Europe that will perfectly fit your team, book your free consultation to find out more about it.