Hiring Top Talent

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Claudio Fernandez-Araoz Hiring, developing, and even terminating underperforming employees are some of the most important decisions you will ever make. They will profoundly impact your career and your organization. In this CareerCast, Claudio Fernández-Aráoz offers insights on how to create a disciplined process for appraising and making offers to candidates, how to win in hiring the best candidates, and how to successfully integrate newly hired employees into the organization.

Aired June 19, 2008

Claudio Fernández-Aráoz was born in Buenos Aires in 1956. He graduated as a MSc in industrial engineering at the Argentine Catholic University (Gold Medal, highest GPA ever at that school) and obtained his MBA at Stanford University (graduating also with honors as an Arjay Miller Scholar). After graduation, he worked for three years with McKinsey & Company in Europe as an engagement manager.

Fernández-Aráoz joined Egon Zehnder International in 1986. He was the founding leader of the firm’s Management Appraisal practice and later became the leader of Professional Development globally. He is currently leading the firm’s Intellectual Capital Development as a partner and member of Egon Zehnder International’s Global Executive Committee.

Fernández-Aráoz has published several articles on the topic of people decisions. These include the bestselling Harvard Business Review article “Hiring Without Firing,” the MIT Sloan Management Review article “Getting the Right People at the Top” (also a top best seller), and the more recent “Making People Decisions in the New Global Environment.” He is the author of the book Great People Decisions, published in the United States by Wiley in June 2007, which received very strong endorsements from Jack Welch, Jim Collins, and Daniel Goleman, among others. It has achieved an instant global presence, and is currently being translated into several languages. He is a frequent speaker at business gatherings in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, as well as at leading business schools.

Great People Decisions: Why They Matter So Much, Why They Are So Hard, and How You Can Master Them by Claudio Fernández-Aráoz (2007)

Talent on Demand: Managing Talent in an Age of Uncertainty by Peter Cappelli (2008)

Hire with Your Head: Using Performance-Based Hiring to Build Great Teams by Lou Adler (2007)

Staffing Strategies for Growing Companies: Leading Executives on Evaluating a Companys Hiring Needs, Attracting Top Talent, and Recruiting Strategies (Inside the Minds) by Aspatore Books Staff (2007)

The Truth about Hiring the Best by Cathy Fyock (2007)

Turning Good People into Top Talent: Key Leadership Strategies for a Winning Company, Revised Fourth Edition by Bob Moore CMC MCC (2007)

The Essential Guide to Managing Talent: How Top Companies Recruit, Train & Retain the Best Employees by Kaye Thorne and Andy Pellant (2007)

You’re Not the Person I Hired! A CEO’s Survival Guide to Hiring Top Talent by Janet Boydell, Barry Deutsch, and Brad Remillard (2006)

Secrets of Hiring Top Talent by Daniel Abramson (2005)

Topgrading: How Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching, and Keeping the Best People, Revised and Updated Edition by Bradford D. Smart (2005)

“Attracting and Hiring Top Talent in Today’s Market (Accountants),” in The National Public Accountant by Max Messmer (2005)

Hiring and Keeping the Best People by Harvard Business School Press (2003)

The Manager’s Pocket Guide to Interviewing and Hiring Top Performers by Sarah J. Ennis (2003)

Coaching Manager: Developing Top Talent in Business by James M. Hunt and Joseph R. Weintraub (2002)

The Talent Edge: A Behavioral Approach to Hiring, Developing, and Keeping Top Performers by David S. Cohen (2001)

Claudio Fernandez Araoz Great People Decisions

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