✔Top grading simply means proactively seeking out and employing the most talented people available, while redeploying (internally or externally) those of lesser ability or performance. More specifically, we view top grading as employing only a players.
🔔But, it’s more than just seeking a players; it’s about structuring interviews and making sure the process is rigorously targeting the right people.
Smart people talk a lot about talent rather than skill or experience, theorizing that the most talented people will bring the most value to your organization.
And to do that, it’s not just about the interview questions; it requires a well-written job description that reflects the company culture and goals and the individual job responsibilities. Without this critical information, you can’t attract the right people for the job.
🕵️♂️Typically, when you use top grading, the candidates face multiple interviewers to find the best people who fill these critical core competencies: