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16 April, 2013 | (01 hr)

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George Anders, author of 'The Rare Find', joins us to give insights into successful recruiting and talent-spotting strategies.

His latest book, The Rare Find, reveals how the U.S. Army finds soldiers with the character to be in Special Forces, without asking them to fire a single bullet. It takes readers to an elite basketball tournament in South Carolina, where the best coaches and scouts watch the game in a radically different way from what the casual fan might see. It introduces a trio of bookish researchers who are applying remarkable new ideas to process of hiring Fortune 500 CEOs. 

During this webinar, George Anders will discuss how The Rare Find delivers powerful ideas that you can apply to your own hiring efforts. For instance:

  • Don’t ignore “the jagged résumé” -- people whose background appears to teeter on the edge between success and failure. Such people can do spectacular work in the right settings, where their strengths are invaluable and their flaws don’t matter.
  • Look extra hard for “talent that whispers” -- the obscure, out-of-the-way candidates that most scouting systems overlook.
  • Be careful with “talent that shouts” -- the spectacular but brash candidates whose positive qualities might not outweigh future problems with loyalty, motivation, and team spirit.”


George Anders

George Anders
Contributing Writer

George Anders is a New York Times-bestselling author and a journalist with three decades of experience writing for national publications. He started his career at The Wall Street Journal, where he became a top feature writer specializing in in-depth profiles. He was part of a tea...Full Bio

Adam Levy

Adam Levy (Moderator)
Council Manager, Europe
The Conference Board

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