In 2020 the world of work was changed forever. Businesses had to adapt at-scale to workforce changes that fundamentally altered the way they operate, from an organizational level, to the team level, down to the individuals. In many ways, especially the shift to remote work, these changes are still evolving, and leaders are feeling the pain.
What’s troubling today’s managers and executives is this concept of “The Great Resignation” that began late-2021. With Fire Your Hiring Habits! IPC President & CEO Dr. John W. Mitchell takes a different view of the modern workforce, one that is human-centric in all its considerations. Centrally, John reframes The Great Resignation as a Great Reprioritization on the part of workers, and a perhaps more importantly, a Great Reimagining for leaders, noting that employers are missing the key factors that motivate good people to stay, and the reasons why they leave in today’s business environment.
“With forward-thinking ideas, innovation—and a Great Reimagining of how we support and grow our employees as people—we can confront the unique challenges of this twenty-first century workforce,” John explains. “We’ve come a long way since humans first industrialized, since our great-grandparents and grandparents punched a time clock, since the world was made smaller by the technology that connects us all, but larger in terms of possibility and change. The time has come to match those exponential changes with complementary metamorphosis in how we do things and in how we support our greatest asset: the people who choose to work for us.”
With a timely message informed by John’s own leadership experience and expertise, Fire Your Hiring Habits! is a must read for leaders who are anxious about the future of their workforce. John’s calming insights and practical steps for improvement will help any willing organization attract and retain great people now and well into the future.
In Fire Your Hiring Habits, Dr. John Mitchell brings his global perspective and extensive corporate and academic experience to bare. He takes a uniquely realistic and common-sense approach to embracing and understanding workforce development. I recommend this book to anyone who manages people in the post-COVID world.
Tom Edman, President and CEO, TTM Technologies Inc.
This is the book I wish I had while commanding a Carrier Strike Group for the U.S. Navy. For leaders in any mission-driven organization, John Mitchell’s Fire Your Hiring Habits is not merely a must-read book, it’s a must-do plan of action to find and keep the most talented individuals. His insights are just as relevant to the military and governmental organizations as they are to the private sector. Apply these concepts before your competition does!
Kevin Sweeney, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.) and Chief of Staff for the 26th US Secretary of Defense, General Jim Mattis, USMC (Ret.)
Finding the right talent has never been more vital—or more challenging—and Dr. Mitchell delivers thoughtful guidance and practical principles that will help any leader hire for optimal learning, improved collaboration, and better results.
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, President & CEO, Society for Human Resource Management, and author of the national bestseller Reset: A Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval
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