Chris Mursau

Chris MursauChris Mursau is the President of Topgrading, a proven system that helps organizations build and maintain high-performing teams through hiring, development, and promotion strategies. Since 2001, Chris has been consulting and teaching organizations and individual managers how to pack their teams with A-Players.

Chris has conducted over 2,500 in-depth Topgrading assessments for internal and external candidates, helped hundreds of people achieve their A potential, and trained thousands in the guaranteed methods for improving their success. His client list is broad and diverse, including Fortune 500 companies, small to medium-sized businesses, and nonprofit organizations. In April, Chris co-authored his first book, Foolproof Hiring, along with Brad Smart. The book reveals an easy-to-follow instruction course in Topgrading, a time-tested hiring methodology for recruiting A-Players.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Chris Mursau explains what Topgrading is and why he found it interesting
  • What makes an A-Player?
  • The importance of identifying and hiring top performers in any role
  • Three categories of A-Players
  • What signs indicate that someone has potential for advancement?
  • Common missteps in organizational hiring processes
  • The role of marketing in attracting top talent
  • Cost of hiring mistakes and their impact on business
  • The impact of a poor manager on team morale and performance
  • Understanding the multiplier effect in hiring

In this episode…

In the competitive landscape of small businesses, assembling a high-performing team is not just an advantage; it’s a necessity. But how can service-based businesses ensure they’re attracting and hiring the A-Players who will drive their success forward?

According to Chris Mursau, an expert in strategic hiring practices, the secret lies in the Topgrading methodology—a comprehensive approach designed to maximize your team’s potential by ensuring each new hire is an A-Player. This methodology emphasizes the importance of a rigorous hiring process, including a detailed job scorecard, to clearly define the role and expectations, ensuring a fit not just in skills but in culture and values. By adopting Topgrading, businesses can significantly improve their chances of attracting and retaining top talent, transforming their teams into a competitive edge.

In this episode of the Financial Clarity podcast, Hannah Smolinski talks with Chris Mursau, President of Topgrading, Inc., about how to grow your team with A-Players using Topgrading. They discuss creating a compelling job posting as a marketing tool, the significance of having a sufficient candidate pool, and the financial impact of mis-hiring, offering actionable advice for service-based business owners aiming to optimize their team’s performance and drive their company’s success.

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