For those of you follow my blog, you may recall that the original, working title for this book was Mission Critical Hiring, or "MCH." Early on, I liked the title because, as I've shown, working from a mission is, well, critical to hiring. Plus, I thought the play on words was rather clever.
As the book took its final form, however, it was clear that the original title did not encompass the whole of the process. I needed something "broader," and of course my publisher wanted a title with some zing. Still, I couldn't quite let go of Mission Critical Hiring. After all, it had been the working title for more than two years. We went back and forth with several names. We settled on MATCH, which I am very pleased with on a number of levels, not the least of which was because it retained my M, C, and H—and in the same order!
MATCH forces us to focus on that which is crucial. In creating a thriving organization, we can take shortcuts in some areas, but not in the area of hiring people. Peter Drucker told us to "focus on first things first, and second things not at all." The MATCH process forces us to focus on the most critical aspect of hiring, aligning the right person with the right job.
This book originated in the act of compiling hiring best practices for my recruiting firm. With year after year of stellar results, our clients began to ask how we were doing this. I started to share our techniques, encouraging companies to create a systematic approach ...