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Official Review: Hire Right, Fire Right

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[Following is an official review of "Hire Right, Fire Right" by Roxi Bahar Hewertson.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Creating a robust workforce can be quite a challenging task because it starts with having the right employees at your disposal. The right employees can be obtained when an organization invests the appropriate amount of resources in their hiring process. It doesn’t just stop at hiring because retaining these workers remain as crucial as hiring them. Roxi Bahar Hewertson shares in Hire Right, Fire Right a detailed approach to the proper acquisition of employees and how they can be retained and fired appropriately.

The book is divided into three major sections: Acquisition = Hire right, Retention = Nurture right and Closure = Fire right. Each section starts with a search map that highlights a broad serial overview of the steps to be executed in the section. Acquisition focused on ways to take on job advertisement internally and externally, through the technical and personal interviews, down to the final invitation. A considerable number of factors that lead to a high turnover rate was accentuated in Retention. This section encourages organizations to set up a favourable working culture and ensure that employees are engaged in a continuous career development system. It’s known that all good rides always have an end, and this is where Closure becomes a handy tool. Either it’s a voluntary or involuntary termination, leaders are encouraged to make certain that their workers part on a good note.

While reading through this book, I pictured myself traversing through the different stages of my career, wishing I could be under the guidance of a leader like Roxi. I enjoyed the Retention section the most because I felt connected to it more than the other sections. I once interned at a company that was economically unfavourable for me, but I ended up enjoying my stay there because of their welcoming environment. The rich nature of research carried out in this book pointed out that most people change jobs due to reasons beyond higher paychecks, meaning it’s not unusual to see people leaving high-paying jobs for lower-paying jobs.

I must commend the organization of this publication. There was a Resources section that gives a detailed guide on the execution of the models shared in this book. I liked the author’s honesty when she pointed out that it could be daunting to adopt her model at the first attempt, but with subsequent attempts, it becomes easier and more friendly to use. To show the efficacy of one of her models, Roxi mentioned that several people had come back to thank her after she had fired them.

I have this soft spot for leadership books, so it wouldn’t be a surprise that I’d rate Hire Right, Fire Right 4 out of 4 stars. There isn’t anything I disliked about the book. I found only two typographical errors, and they didn’t affect my reading. The audience for this narrative is best suited to people in leadership positions. They could learn a thing or two about employee management from this piece.

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Post by Stephanie Elizabeth »

The author obviously has a wealth of knowledge regarding being in a leadership position. I like how the book comprises three sections, so readers can delve into the part that applies to their situation or read the book from beginning to end. I tend to shy away from leadership roles, but this book could be very useful for those in or seeking management positions! Thanks for the informative review.
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Post by bardhaselmani »

This book seems very intriguing from the title alone.
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Post by Saint Bruno »

I think the author's move to include the RESOURCES section is genius! There's no doubt that heads Of organizations would find this book beneficial. Thanks for the awesome review.
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Post by kdstrack »

The author does have an excellent program when she receives praise from people who were fired! This book looks like an excellent resource for building your business. I appreciated your detailed summary of the different sections of the book. Since you have studied many other leadership books, your full rating of this book reflects the author's expertise on this subject. Thanks for the recommendation!
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Post by raluca_mihaila »

A good HR book is always commendable, as hiring should keep up with the changes that happen around us. I think that top management should also learn a lot from this book. Congratulations for your excellent review!
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Post by AvidBibliophile »

Acquisition of quality workers and retention of loyal employees should be the primary focus of any corporation’s ongoing framework for success. It’s good to hear that this book hit the mark! 🎯
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Post by Tarilan »

I used to think that everyone who is fired left on bad terms and that no one can leave a heavy paycheck for a less paying job. Now I know better thanks to your review. All employers will be happy to read this book. Great review!
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Post by Josephe-Anne »

When I was studying business administration, I learned about such idealistic workplace policies, but unfortunately, the managers at many companies simply refuse to change their archaic corporate culture.

But I'm glad you enjoyed this book. Thank you for sharing your opinion.
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Post by Nqobile771 »

The author imparts valuable lessons! S/He obviously has the experience and has undertaken extensive research on the topic. Employees are the backbone of any organization. If only those in charge could change their mindsets from exploiting employees to involving them. A lot more could be achieved and both the organization and employee would benefit.
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This book is a must read for both employers and employees. Because it may give insight on how to be a valuable worker and also explores how to choose right staff.
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Post by Drianie »

I can only imagine how helpful this book will be to readers in leadership positions. It seems well-organized and easy to read, and the additional resources will help those who seek even more guidance and knowledge. Thanks for the interesting and well-written review!
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Post by kandscreeley »

Having worked as a manager in retail, I know that these concepts are definitely true. I am no longer in management, so I think I'll pass. But it seems that the author is quite wise. Thanks.
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Post by Kirsi_78 »

This book definitely has some important information to share. Having the right employees is crucial to any business. However, as I've read tons of leadership books in my past, I lack the interest to read another one :D

Thanks for your insightful review!
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Post by Prisallen »

This sounds like a really good book for people in management positions. That is not me, though. Thanks for a great review!
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