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7000 Hired; 18,000 Fired; 80% vs 20% Success Rate; Aug 14 Master Class; GGI Accredited

"…keeping you great"


"What's worse than training your workers and losing them? Not training them and keeping them."


Zig Ziglar

Microsoft Cuts 18,000 Jobs — more on this below, including a link to CEO Satya Nadella's "vision" memo to all employees…but first:

PPR Hires 7000 — It's better to hire the right people in the first place. Now, imagine having to hire more than 7,000 per year! This is exactly the challenge that Dwight Cooper, CEO of nurse staffing firm PPR Talent Management, and his team face every year while maintaining a culture of excellence. PPR is one of only two organizations that have landed on the national list of America's "Best Places to Work" for 10 consecutive years. And in 2013, PPR was honored to be named the #1 Best Place to Work in America (small business category).

80% vs. 20% Success — PPR Talent Management, using the Topgrading interviewing and selection process, has achieved an 80% success rate vs. 20% before using Topgrading. This is why PPR recently trained 40 of its recruiters via Gazelles Growth Institute's (GGI) online Topgrading Master Course. Here is a link to their 3 min video case study (scroll down and to the right on the landing page).

15x Salary — this is the cost of hiring the wrong person. Get one (or several) in your organization trained on Topgrading – right from the comfort of their desk or home. A new Topgrading Master Class session starts August 14th. As a leader, you are painfully aware of the huge costs of hiring people who turn out to be mediocre or worse. Topgrading offers the only hiring method on that routinely triples hiring success, with CEOs consistently saying Topgrading made the company more successful. Topgrading also provides the single best opportunity for Human Resources to make a huge contribution to the company. If interested in the Topgrading Master course — send an email to [email protected] to request the course syllabus.

Accreditation — The Gazelles Growth Institute (GGI) is proud to announce it is now an accredited institution for corporate and business learning by AdvanceEd! Starting now, every Topgrading participant for this Quarter 3 session will be sent (by FedEx) an official, recognized, framed Certificate of Mastery in Topgrading for having completed the course. Sign up for the GGI weekly video of the week to keep updated on upcoming notices.

Chamber of Commerce program — GGI's Chamber of Commerce program is kicking off in full force. GGI now has online education partnerships with chambers including Manhattan, Memphis, Oakville (Canada), and Henderson with more coming onboard to offer their local members first class web-based training and development. Contact [email protected] if you belong to a Chamber of Commerce to discuss the possibilities of bringing the discount program to your area. Program includes monthly free course viewings as well as discounted prices on all-inclusive Corporate Programs. Try out the free screenings we host here:

Microsoft CEO Memo — 10th July Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent a 3000 word memo to all employees outlining the company's vision. To quote Nadella, "At our core, Microsoft is the productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world. We will reinvent productivity to empower every person and every organization on the planet to do more and achieve more." Take 4 minutes to read how someone like Nadella communicates his thoughts for one of the largest companies in the world.


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Verne Harnish
Verne Harnish
Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” and WEO’s “Advanced Business” executive program both held at MIT. Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with over 150 coaching partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scale-up. The “Growth Guy” syndicated columnist, he’s also the Venture columnist for FORTUNE magazine. He’s the author of Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0); Mastering the Rockefeller Habits; and along with the editors of Fortune, authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times," for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword. Verne also chairs FORTUNE Magazine’s annual Leadership and Growth Summits and serves on several boards including chairman of The Riordan Clinic and the newly launched Geoversity. He is an investor in many scale-ups. A father of four, he enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.