New Book on Hiring A-Players

Eric Herrenkohl, one of our regular contributors on, is having a book published entitled:"How to Hire A-Players: Finding the Top People for your Team - Even if You Don’t Have a Recruiting Department." The book, to be published by John Wiley & Sons, will be on sale in major book stores and on-line through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and other sites beginning April 12, 2010. Eric decided to write this book because of so many instances in which his clients ask the same question: "Where do I go to find great employees?" In the book, Eric compiles the lessons that his clients and he have learned about how to consistently find and hire A-player employees. According to Eric: "The companies that consistently hire A-players prospect for new employees just like they prospect for new customers. For them, recruiting is an ongoing process, not a periodic event. They know the profile of an A-player employee for their company and they interview people constantly. They know how to weed out weaker job candidates. When they find great people they hire them, whether or not they have an opening. Critically, these companies know how to accomplish all of this without a large HR department or a famous corporate brand." Read some of Eric's articles on that deal with the topic of employee recruitment and retention: Developing Your Farm Team in the Construction Industry Hiring A-Players in the Construction Industry