A Hire Calling: How to Assemble an IT Dream Team

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 01-26-2016 Email

When interviewing IT job candidates, why simply fill vacancies when you can bring on a dream team of well-rounded players? By assessing candidates for strengths that extend far beyond a simple command of job description-based tech skills, you'll recruit employees who can make meaningful, lasting impact throughout your entire organization. In the book, Hiring Greatness: How to Recruit Your Dream Team and Crush the Competition (Wiley/available now), authors David E. Perry and Mark J. Haluska reveal best practices—as well as pitfalls to avoid—in landing future stars who will unleash innovation while generating enviable ROI for your department. (Thus, elevating your perceived value in the process.) In one section, the authors list a number of "core attributes" of winning team members, and we've adapted the following from that list. As a managing partner at Perry-Martel International, Perry is a veteran recruiter of senior executives—and has also closed more than $300 million in deals on five continents with a 99.97% success rate. Haluska is a highly sought executive search pro.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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