HiringSmart is knowing who you’re hiring, so you can hire the right fit for your organization. Do you know what defines a top performer in your organization …
someone who is highly engaged and productive, and who fits with your culture? If not, you’re in good company. The senior leaders we speak with tell us they often don’t have a clue how to differentiate poor performers from top performers, especially at the hiring stage.

This is not surprising given that so many organizations still use a traditional résumé-based hiring approach, which simply doesn’t tell them enough about candidates to determine whether they are a good fit for their environment. Yet understanding what makes a good fit is key to understanding what makes an engaged, happy employee.

HiringSmart’s revolutionary on-line, résumé-free hiring process helps you to really understand “who” you’re hiring, so you can learn to better predict “fit” with your organization.

Jan’s passion is to help people and organizations to find better ways to work together. Jan spent more than fifteen years in senior Human Resources positions with a number of leading corporations, including Hilton International Hotels, PepsiCo and Office Depot.

Through his work, Jan developed a clear understanding of the issues and challenges people face in the corporate trenches, along with some insights into how he could help organizations work smarter. As a result in 1998, Jan founded The People Factor – a training and coaching organization that worked with companies to build their organizational capacity, grow their people and improve their bottom line performance.

Tim Brennan is fascinated by processes, and has spent the better part of his career studying why people and organizations can seem to get the hiring process so right once, and then completely miss the next time.
After graduating from Queens University with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education, Tim spent 13 years with Hostess Frito-Lay working in Sales, Management, IT, Key Accounts and Human Resources where he was Training Manager for Eastern Canada. During his time as Training Manager, Tim questioned traditional hiring practices that focused on experience and education while ignoring critical factors like job-fit, core values and beliefs. As a result Tim developed new insights into the differences between top performers and bottom performers, and new processes to find, hire and keep the best people.


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