Hire Power

Hire Power

Everything Entrepreneurs Need To Know To Hire Awesome People

Non-Fiction - Business/Finance
228 Pages
Reviewed on 03/14/2017
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Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite

In an excellent new work by author, serial entrepreneur, recruiter and speaker Rikka Brandon, Hire Power: Everything Entrepreneurs Need To Know To Hire Awesome People is a guide that business owners will find themselves turning to time and again, as they strive to develop the teams that they want and need. This book provides an excellent set of principles for anyone in hiring, from those who are relatively inexperienced in the human resources field to seasoned professionals. The book is loaded with practical and easy to follow advice on how to attract, find, and engage the workers you need, as well as information on the very best way to conduct interviews so that you know you are getting what you truly want in a new employee.

I very much enjoyed Hire Power: Everything Entrepreneurs Need To Know To Hire Awesome People. Author Rikka Brandon has done a stellar job in imparting a wealth of information for her readers, and has certainly written a book that will be useful to anyone that takes part in the hiring process, both now and well into the future. The book is extremely well laid out and provides step by step advice in finding that perfect match for your team. Many leaders would find this book to be the exact thing they are looking for if they are struggling in any way with their hiring process. I am pleased to be able to highly recommend Hire Power: Everything Entrepreneurs Need To Know To Hire Awesome People, and will certainly be on the look out for any other helpful books written by Rikka Brandon in the future!

Faridah Nassozi

The people that work for you are your greatest asset so it is vital to the success of your business that you hire right. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs lack that extra something that it takes to identify and hire the best. In her book titled Hire Power - Everything Entrepreneurs Need To Know To Hire Awesome People, Rikka Brandon aims to equip business owners with the skills to pick the potential star employee out of the crowd of countless applicants. Putting together an exceptional team is an important step in your journey to growth and profitability since it is this team that will push your business agenda and enable you to achieve your targets; Rikka Brandon aims to enable you to do just that.

Hire Power - Everything Entrepreneurs Need To Know To Hire Awesome People by Rikka Brandon is a must-read for anyone involved in the recruitment process. The book is not just about what happens in the interview room, but it is a 360-degree guide to attracting the right people, conducting productive interviews, choosing the best member to add to your team and retaining the best staff. Hire Power is a very informative and fresh read that tackles a very vital aspect of running a successful business that is often ignored. Whether you are a business owner, an HR manager or anyone involved in the recruitment process, this book is a must-read for you. You know your business best and, as such, you, and not that expensive headhunter, should be the best at picking the ideal people to add to your team. Rikka Brandon writes from her many years of experience as an entrepreneur who has been through the hiring and firing process many times and eventually developed techniques to help her pick the best and most suitable candidates. The knowledge and tips she shares are priceless.

Deborah Lloyd

Hire Power: Everything Entrepreneurs Need to Know to Hire Awesome People by Rikka Brandon details a plan for success for any type of business. Beginning with a “Know Yourself Assessment,” Ms. Brandon assists the entrepreneur to identify his/her own personality strengths, management and leadership qualities, what specific qualities and strengths a new hire needs, and other important factors. Practical information about recruiting and the hiring process itself is presented through a clarity and reality model – an excellent way to identify and articulate what exactly the business needs to succeed. The references to additional tools on her website, case studies, warnings and other well-presented information make this book a most useful and pragmatic handbook for the entrepreneur.

In this book, the author presents the information in a direct, succinct, easy-to-understand style. Sprinkled with some humor, and realistic cases, this book stands out from other business-focused works. While both kinds are based on accepted business theories, this one is down-to-earth and enjoyable to read. In fact, there are times when it seems author Rikka Brandon is talking directly to the reader in Hire Power: Everything Entrepreneurs Need to Know to Hire Awesome People. Her positive, upbeat personality shines through her tenets. Her enthusiasm and excitement in sharing her methods are obvious; she truly wants to help other business owners to succeed. This is a business-development book that feels inspiring and encouraging – with a thoughtful, competent approach. Any fears an entrepreneur would have about growing a business would soon be forgotten!

Romuald Dzemo

Hire Power: Everything Entrepreneurs Need to Know to Hire Awesome People by Rikka Brandon is a book that will come alongside the hiring process as an invaluable tool. Hiring can be a nightmare for most business owners and hiring managers, and it is no wonder that many of them would rather outsource the service to third party companies or agencies and head-hunters than handle it themselves. The greatest frustration comes when an entrepreneur spends a huge amount of money to locate the best talent and then ends up feeling like the wrong employees were hired. So how can an entrepreneur successfully attract the right talent and hire the right people for their business? This book answers this question brilliantly and offers more tips for businesses on the hiring process.

Here is one of the best pieces of advice readers will have in the area of business staffing. Rikka Brandon brings experience and expertise as a serial entrepreneur, recruiter, author, and speaker to deliver insights and tips that will help businesses to hire the best people in the market without having to spend huge sums of money. This book is well-written and the author has done an amazing job in using a casual, conversational, and popular style of writing that will appeal to a wide audience. The writing is laced with real life experiences and the reader is left in no doubt that the author knows the subject. Hire Power: Everything Entrepreneurs Need to Know to Hire Awesome People is a book that transforms the hiring process from a nightmare to a fun and interesting exercise. Highly recommended for hiring managers, entrepreneurs, and businesses that are looking for skilled and competent employees.

Christian Sia

When I picked up this book, I was a little startled at the boldness of the title which promises “everything entrepreneurs need to know to hire awesome people,” but it wasn’t disappointing in the least. Rikka Brandon presents a groundbreaking work — the first I have read in the area of talent acquisition. Hire Power: Everything Entrepreneurs Need to Know to Hire Awesome People is the book to read, even study carefully, before starting a business because, contrary to popular belief, every success in business depends to a very large scale on the quality of employees. The million dollar question is: How can entrepreneurs locate and hire the right people for their businesses? This book gives the reader the answer they need to hear in clear and beautiful prose and, in a step by step guide, the author shows how business entrepreneurs can get ahead of the competition, become more efficient, and hire the best people for their businesses.

Rikka Brandon writes with unusual confidence, which leaves the reader in no doubt that the author knows the subject, bringing in professional experience as a recruiter to the job and showing readers how, when, and where to go if they want to attract the best talent in the market. Hire Power: Everything Entrepreneurs Need to Know to Hire Awesome People will help entrepreneurs take their staffing process to a whole new level. It is the tool that will enable recruiters and hiring managers to save on time and money while hiring the best employees for any positions. It is an enjoyable read, informative, and filled with advice that every entrepreneur needs to hear.