Episode 56

Geoff Smart on the Best Way to Hire Top Talent


Dr. Geoff Smart is perhaps the world’s best expert hiring the best talent.

Geoff is the is the Founder and Chairman of ghSMART, a leading global management consulting firm for talent, and the co-author of three bestselling books.  One of those, Who: The A Method for Hiring, is a New York Times bestseller and is considered the leading resource on helping businesses hire and develop top talent.  Geoff has a PhD in organizational psychology and has personally advised three US Governors, White House Fellows and a President of the World Bank.

Geoff joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk how to hire and retain talent, why so many people do interviews wrong, how companies can recruit better, and more.

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Show Notes

On this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • How Geoff became the youngest person to earn a PhD at his Alma Mater.
  • How Geoff developed the A Method for hiring, and what it recommends.
  • How Geoff made ghSMART one of the world’s best talent consulting firms.
  • What so many people do wrong when interviewing candidates, and how you can learn from their mistakes.
  • How Geoff got a candidate to admit to slapping their former CEO during a job interview.
  • A mistake Geoff has made, and what he learned from it.

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Episode Transcription
Who, The A Method for Hiring by Geoff Smart
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Guest: Geoff Smart
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeoffreySmart
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drgeoffsmart/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkR1KaRXHXn2ujOPv-SirqQ
Host: Robert Glazer
Twitter: https://twitter.com/robert_glazer
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glazer
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobertSGlazer/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robertglazer_/
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