Washington SmartCEO Magazine, the premier Washington DC business magazine for growing companies, has featured the recruiting program of Brittenford Systems in a two-page spread in the March, 2006 issue. The article, written by growth guru Verne Harnish, is entitled “Bulletproof Process for Recruiting and Hiring ‘A’ Players.”
In the article, Harnish explains that the cost of a mishire can be many multiples of that person’s salary. He goes on to explain that “the average executive selects the right person only 25 percent of the time.” By raising the probability of making the right hire, he explains, your odds of success in business and your competitive edge increase dramatically.
Harnish then describes how Brittenford Systems, a Microsoft Gold Certified provider of accounting and budgeting systems software and services, revamped its evaluation and selection process beginning in early 2005 and began achieving positive results. The new process is modeled around Topgrading, an approach used and hailed by famed CEO Jack Welch at General Electric. Brittenford Systems has tailored the system to meet the unique needs of its business and culture, resulting in a rigorous twelve-step process that is used to fill any new opening in the organization.
“Our business is people driven,” said Michael Mahoney, CEO of Brittenford Systems. “Therefore, one of our top priorities and keys to success is ensuring that we both identify the top talent in our industry and then offer a compelling opportunity for learning and growth. We are committing significant resources to developing a unique, strong recruiting and development program so that we can fulfill our first core value – ‘Delight clients by exceeding expectations.'”
About Washington SmartCEO Magazine
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About Brittenford Systems
Brittenford Systems is the Mid-Atlantic market leader in software, services and solutions for project-driven and nonprofit businesses. Brittenford Systems is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with competencies in Microsoft Business Solutions and Learning Solutions.