The world’s best managers believe that the fuel of superstar organisations is high-performance talent. In his seminal work, ‘Good to great…’, management guru Jim Collins wrote: “Those who build great companies understand that the ultimate throttle on growth… (is) the ability to get and keep enough of the right people.”
Apple’s legendary founder Steve Jobs also said in ‘In the Company of Giants…’: “A small company depends on great people much more than a big company does.” The reason for Jobs’ logic was clear: “A small team of A+ players can run circles around a giant team of B and C players.”
Unfortunately, A+ (or even A) players aren’t easy to find or hire. In most industries, the ‘cream’ of talent is notoriously hard to recruit unless you happen to be a prominent brand with deep pockets. However, the post-slowdown global economy has levelled the turf to some extent.
October 17, 2013 in Recruitment