High Velocity Hiring Book


High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant

In High Velocity Hiring, I reveal my system for filling jobs effectively and instantly―making it your ultimate weapon in winning the war for talent.

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You’ll learn about the innovative and actionable program that’s changing the way recruiting and hiring is done. I show you how to stop participating in the old way of hiring (keeping a job open until the right person shows up), and instead, engage in the new way of hiring (cultivating top talent until the right job shows up).

You’ll take away a straightforward step-by-step approach, called the Talent Accelerator Process, that harnesses a flow of top talent, eliminates hiring delays, and maintains a pool of people ready to hire.



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Scott Wintrip’s innovative text, High Velocity Hiring, is an essential read (and frequent reference) for any organization striving to be best-in-class. In this step-by-step guide, we learn how to design a succinct hiring profile grid with the hiring team for a given position–including must-haves and deal-breakers in candidate qualifications and traits (based in part on prior hire successes and failures). The hiring profile then facilitates enhanced objectivity and efficiency in the full candidate selection process–from initial vetting of applications, to remote and in-person interview steps, to reference checks. Wintrip also teaches us a unique “experiential” interview process that evaluates on-the-job problem-solving potential, communication skills, and collaboration style–allowing for mutual assessment by both the candidate and the hiring team as to goodness-of-fit. Perhaps the most eye-opening of strategies detailed in the book is the maintenance of a candidate pool by always being in ‘interview mode,’ in order to select and maintain a reserve of at least a few talented and interested candidates for each mission-critical position.

—Neil Goldenberg, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Director of Research, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

There’s a big difference between speed and haste. Rather than make hasty hiring decisions, at IBM we have baked speed into our process for talent acquisition. That’s why High Velocity Hiring is so important. Fast and accurate hiring is never an accident. It happens because leaders plan for it, implement a process to achieve it, and hold staff accountable to following the plan.

—Obed Louissaint, Vice President of People and Culture, IBM Watson

Scott Wintrip’s book is exactly on point for today’s economy, especially in a tight labor market that is only going to get tighter. Chapter 2 on the Talent Accelerator Process and Chapter 11 on Durable Diversity are two items every organization needs to be paying attention to as these are especially critical issues. Labor issues could easily determine your success and growth in the years to come.

—Dr. Alan Beaulieu, Principal and Senior Economist, ITR Economics

Scott articulates brilliantly in print what I have experienced from him so often in person; the clarity of a hugely significant problem statement addressed by a crystal-clear approach to resolving it. He backs his opinion and advice with well researched, recognisable case studies that are easy to relate, and then provides a systematic approach along with the encouragement and enthusiasm to help you succeed where others have failed. The only thing then between success and mediocracy is the leadership and mindset driving the change.

—Mark Braund, CEO, RedstoneConnect Plc.

Never before has a book made fast and accurate hiring so simple. High Velocity Hiring will permanently change how organizations find and select talented people worldwide.

—Mark Levy, author of Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content

Research-driven and pragmatic. Scott Wintrip boils down 30 years of hard-earned lessons on hiring into an interesting and digestible process for business owners, HR leaders and recruiting professionals alike. He’s taken the often reactive and suboptimal way most of us hire and turned it into a proactive, repeatable process critical for all growing businesses. As a result, the new world of talent engagement just got a playbook.

—Eric Gregg, Founder & CEO, Inavero

Scott Wintrip reaffirms his fifth consecutive placement on the Staffing 100 list of most influential leaders with High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant. Addressing why traditional hiring and is broken, and how to solve the problem through engaging a new, innovative approach, Scott changes how the world hires–illustrating how to quickly fill open positions and keep them filled with quality employees.

—Tammi Heaton, Chief Operating Officer, PRIDESTAFF

High Velocity Hiring is a magnificent reminder of the power of hiring only the best talent. It illuminates wonderfully the principles of technique, process, and inventory-building to help you make successful hires.

—Angeles Valenciano, Chief Executive Officer, National Diversity Council

Your company’s future depends on hiring the right talent. Scott Wintrip’s new book is an invaluable resource to help you land top performers–even in crowded and competitive markets. High Velocity Hiring can become your company’s secret weapon.

—Dorie Clark, author of Reinventing You and Stand Out, and adjunct professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

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