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'Hire Smart from the Start' Aims to Disrupt High-Power Recruiting

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ Dave Carvajal, CEO of Dave Partners and a thought leader in executive leadership placement, is announcing the release of his new book "Hire Smart from the Start."

Releasing on January 18, the book will tackle the complex issue of hiring practices remaining largely unchanged throughout the years while most other aspects of business have constantly evolved. Carvajal, cofounder of HotJobs, early investor and operating executive of Ladders, and now advisor to public company boards, CEOs and startup entrepreneurs around the globe, brings his 20 years of experience in recruiting high-power talent to contend in his new book that a deeper, more effective hiring process is the key to success.

"I believe that two things are essential for companies with ambitious goals for growth," Carvajal said. "First, they must place recruitment front and center on their agenda. Second, they need to hire their talent for core values rather than just skill sets alone."

"Hire Smart from the Start" offers Carvajal's advice for improving the recruitment process, including:

  • Diagnosing company culture in order to understand who will flourish thereand who will make it flourish

  • Running a search process that elicits deeper understanding of candidates' values and mission compatibility

  • Moving past reactive hiring in favor of locating, courting, and securing the best talent for the venture, even if that talent is not actively searching

Published by AMACOM, the publishing arm of the American Management Association, "Hire Smart from the Start" will address another audience besides today's established entrepreneurs. Carvajal wants his book to pave the way for the next generation of business leaders and innovators.

"It's not enough to help today's visionaries," Carvajal said. "We need to unlock the potential of tomorrow's visionaries. That's why we're sending 100 percent of profits from 'Hire Smart from the Start' to Room to Read, a brilliant organization that's breaking down literacy, gender equality and education barriers for millions of children worldwide."

"Hire Smart from the Start" is available for purchase from Indie Bound, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and 800-CEO-READ.

About Dave Carvajal

Dave Carvajal is a globally recognized thought leader in recruitment and executive leadership placement and builder of multiple billion-dollar businesses. Co-founding in 1997, Carvajal raised the company to 650 employees and a $1.2billion market cap following its IPO. He then built to 400 employees. In 2009, Carvajal founded Dave Partners, an executive search and placement company, as a capstone venture and labor of love. Carvajal has been featured as a mentor and leader in the recruitment field in The New York Times, CNBC, Fortune, Reuters and other major outlets. To learn more about Dave Carvajal and his coaching services,

Heather Ripley
Ripley PR

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