Strengths-based Recruitment and Development


“…the means, the methods and the rationale for executives and organisations. The perfect strengths guide for beginners and experts alike.

This definitive strengths guide by Sally Bibb shows how shifting the focus from what people can do (competency-based recruitment), to what they are naturally good at, is having a transformational impact on performance in organisations like the NHS, Saga and Starbucks.

Full of real-life examples, the book demonstrates how this powerful new method is fast improving employee engagement, bottom-line results and customer satisfaction. Including rare testimonies from senior leaders who have implemented strengths-based recruitment, it gives invaluable insights into the strategic drivers and operational impact of this approach. Packed with practical tips and advice, the book explains the approach, its benefits for both your business and your employees, and how to implement it in your own organisation. Evidence based, the strengths guide includes:

  • interviews with 8 executive level leaders who have implemented strengths-based recruitment and development. It’s rare to get inside the heads of such people and understand their motivations and experience.
  • interviews with 6 managers who have implemented strengths-based recruitment, who give very practical insight and lessons learned.
  • interviews with 6 individuals about their experience of being a ‘square peg in a round hole’ and the contrast with being a ‘round peg in a round hole’ on their performance, engagement and well-being.

[Sally Bibb’s] advocacy of strengths-based recruitment… is supported by evidence which I found compelling.”
Vince Cable — former UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Superbly practical and accessible, this book takes you step by step through what you need to do to adopt this new approach, which is easy to implement and will significantly improve your bottom line. A ‘must read’ for business leaders, HR professionals and academics alike.”
David Buckley — Chairman, SIN Capital International Limited, and former CEO, Morgan Stanley Bank International Limited

Sally Bibb explains what strengths-based talent management is all about, offers guidance on how to do it, and provides plenty of ammunition for leaders needing to persuade sceptical colleagues of the case for change.”
Tom Hayhoe — Chairman, West London Mental Health NHS Trust

This is the most refreshing book I have read about recruiting and retaining talent. It encapsulates everything a leader needs in order to fully appreciate the value of strengths-based recruiting.”
Emy Rumble-Mettle — Director of Talent and Development, GroupM, a WPP Company

extremely useful and practical. Strengths-based talent management is becoming a critical tool when developing a team or organization which will both believe in and execute a strategy – not because they “have” to but because they “want” to. This makes for a truly high-performing and motivated team!”
Ian Carter — President, Global Development, Hilton Worldwide

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