For the first time, and in one place, Roxi Bahar Hewertson provides decision makers at any supervisory level, exactly what they need to get it right every time they hire, develop, or fire someone.In today’s complex and competitive world of work, organizations simply cannot afford a mismatched new hire, a loss of top talent, or a dreaded bad ‘goodbye’ following a difficult termination. Whether working to avoid budget mayhem or preserving your company’s image, learning how to navigate the hiring and firing process is a corporate essential. Leadership expert and executive coach Roxi Bahar Hewertson provides insights and advice for avoiding these all-too-common business bumps in the road. She defines and explores the ARC employee life cycle: Acquisition (hire right), Retention (nurture right), Closure (fire right). Acquiring and retaining talent, and eventually bringing closure when employees leave, is a relational, not a transactional process.Hire Right, Fire Right successfully guides decision makers through those key interactions with new and current employees arming leaders with a powerful set of tangible tools to help ensure their organizations are well equipped to take on these talent management challenges - and win.By following Hewertson’s three systems of hiring, developing, and terminating employees, decision makers will be empowered to:
I have known, and worked with, Roxi for many years. Hire Right, Fire Right gives those of you who haven’t had that privilege a sense of who she is: smart, honest, clear-minded and values driven. Her reflections and advice are incredibly helpful for every leader – those new to the role and those with years of experience. At this time of significant change in the workplace, this practical advice will help anyone who aspires to employ a diverse workforce that is engaged in advancing organizational priorities. Roxi knows her stuff and she shares what she knows in a straightforward and practical way. Read this book!— Mary George Opperman, Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, Cornell UniversityRoxi’s book is about hiring, growing, and keeping good employees at all levels. It’s a well-written ‘manual’ in that it provides practical step-by-step and tested recipes for hiring the right people in the first place, building their confidence, skill, and motivation, and retaining them for the long-run. You can’t ask for more than that.— Tom DeCotiis, PhD, Co-founder Corvirtus, LLC., author of "Make it Glow: How to Build a Company Reputation for Human Goodness, Flawless Execution, and Being Best-In-Class"In her new book, Roxi Hewerston offers a thorough and practical guide for something that’s usually either fraught with difficulties or avoided all together! This is a book to be read slowly and implemented carefully. My bet is you will enjoy this resource, which is full of Roxi’s hard-won wisdom from her many years of experience and learning about this topic.— Beatrice W. Hansen, Principal Presence-Based® CoachingRoxi certainly has a knack for communicating complicated ideas in a very accessible and directly applicable way. The book’s checklists and work sheets alone are worth way more than the price of admission – thousands of dollars of consulting advice wrapped up in the modest price of a book. — Lee Dyer, PhD, Professor Emeritus, ILR School, Cornell UniversityRoxi succinctly lists and describes all of the steps leaders should take in their recruitment, nurturing, and when necessary, terminating of employees for whom they have responsibility. This book serves executives at all organizational levels and is a powerful reminder of good leadership practices.— Anthony B. Cashen, International Executive Recruiter, Investment Banker and Partner, and Corporate Director (retired)
Hire Right, Fire Right is much more than a book. It is a road map of practical advice, insights and resources filled with ‘ah-ha’ moments…and it is a fantastic read! Roxi Bahar Hewertson provides a handy and sensible roadmap for anyone who is tasked with hiring and managing people. She gives us an easy to follow practical guide to acquiring the best talent, retaining and growing that talent, and separating graciously, no matter the reason. She reminds us that all of our interactions with employees are relational, not transactional. Hire Right, Fire Right is a resource that you will return to again and again and it will be covered in post-it notes.— Deborah Hall, Vice President for Finance and Operations, LaGrange CollegeFor front-line managers to Board chairs, the most important role is to attract, hire, and nurture the right individuals for your team and organization. In Hire Right, Fire Right, Roxi Bahar Hewertson provides thoughtful, sophisticated, practical, and seasoned guidance on how to navigate that continuum successfully based on her significant professional and personal experience as an employee, leader, coach, and consultant.— Harold D. Craft, Vice President for Administration Emeritus, Cornell UniversityAs usual, Roxi delivers. This is a wonderfully readable guide to hiring and firing that is filled with voices of experience, good humor and practical advice. If you have employees, you need this book.— Deborah C. Hoard, CEO, Photosynthesis ProductionsFinally! A no-nonsense guide to hiring the right person in the right way. Thank you, Roxi, for expanding on the very definition of leadership—getting the right people to support and expand the culture needed for success.— Craig S. Evans, Ed.D,Vice President for Development - Rochester Regional Health FoundationsBrain drain can kill a good organization. So hiring—and keeping—top talent must be a key priority for leaders. But it takes know-how, strategy, and a relentless focus on clear-eyed principles. Roxi Bahar Hewertson shows the way.— Rodger Dean Duncan, bestselling author of "CHANGE-friendly LEADERSHIP"
Hire Right, Fire Right is the easiest collection of best practices I have ever read! With the war for talent raging at a pace we have never seen, paying attention to the guides in this book is a guarantee you will win a lot of battles. If you want to be the smartest manager or HR professional, keep this book on your desk as an essential resource. Roxi Bahar Hewertson has provided a comprehensive recipe book for every staffing area essential to managers. If you lead people you will appreciate the check-lists, templates and scripts every time you need to recruit, retain, or let go of a staff member.— Chris Halladay, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Lehigh UniversityI wish Hire Right, Fire Right existed 20+ years ago! The principles of good management are presented very well, and what is particularly helpful is the roadmap that Roxi Bahar Hewertson provides. I’m grateful that she is sharing her many years of experience to help new and seasoned managers understand the importance of hiring right and firing right. As a senior member of a national career and search firm, I intend to spread the word: the best book on this subject is now available!— Shelley Semmler, Senior Founding Consultant, Aspen Leadership Group, Former Vice President for Advancement, Ithaca College
If you are looking to hire someone, develop someone, or bring closure to a relationship, Hire Right, Fire Right is a must read and a powerful resource. I was a fortunate recipient of what Roxi Bahar Hewertson writes about in this book having been hired, onboarded, and developed by her early in my career. I can attest that the 'how to' processes, questions, lessons, and solutions she writes about result in positive outcomes, and I apply them today. Roxi’s wisdom is spot on, timeless, time-saving, and for me, life-shaping.— Dr. Kathryn Burkgren, Associate Vice President for Organizational Development and Effectiveness, Cornell UniversityRoxi Bahar Hewertson’s energy, expertise, and experience jumps off every page in Hire Right, Fire Right! This is the first leadership book I’ve read that was fun to read - it’s a ‘page turner’. Anyone who employs people and expects to be successful in their business, needs to keep this book handy and use the wisdom within it every day. If you want to win in your business, pay attention to Roxi!— Craig Duswalt, Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author, and Creator of the Brand, "Rock Your Life"In Hire Right, Fire Right, Roxi Bahar Hewertson delivers sage advice that will save every manager time, money and heartache. Her key message that hiring is “relational, not transactional” applies to every stage of an employee’s tenure. Besides making a solid business case for doing it right, Roxi provides a proven system for acquisition, retention and closure that, if followed, ensures your success as a leader and your company’s sustainability.— Nancy O'Reilly, founder, WomenConnect4Good, INC., author of "In This Together" and "Leading Women," International philanthropist and President of Take the Lead
Roxi Bahar Hewertson has been there and done exactly what she teaches us about in Hire Right, Fire Right. She takes the employer/employee experience out of the theoretical and puts it into practice, offering us insights and actions that will pay off immediately and for years to come. Thank you Roxi!— Dane Cruz, Director Cornell Interactive Theater Ensemble
We all say it: ‘Our most valuable resource is our people.’ Yet, if we truly believe that, we must master the crucial leadership skills of hiring, developing, and (even) firing people the right way. And if you want the definitive roadmap to become a master in this pursuit, Roxi’s book is it!— John Rutkiewicz, Facilitator and Coach, Living As A LeaderLeaders and HR Professionals alike will find Hire Right, Fire Right to be of immense value. With wisdom and humanity, Roxi provides much needed insight, practical advice and resources, and a strategic roadmap to more skillfully navigate the talent lifecycle.— Natalia Rabin, MA, MS, PCC, Certified Presence-Based® CoachFew leaders are taught the fine art of hiring and firing. What makes Roxi Bahar Hewertson an excellent writer of business material is that she does it with humor, grace, and with practical examples that move the reader from a state of ignorance and anxiety to competence and confidence. In Hire Right, Fire Right, Hewertson does what she does best - provide her readers with concrete, specific, and useful tools to address these ever present business challenges and raise the bar for any manager. This book is definitely worth your time.— Rodney Napier, PhD, CEO The Napier Group, A Founding Father of Organizational Development, author of numerous books including "Groups:Theory and Experience"
Every leader, no matter what kind of workplace, should have a ‘dog-eared’ copy of Hire Right, Fire Right close at hand. Roxi's book fills a desperate need for employers all in one place - how to find, retain, and let go of the right people, the right way, at the right time, and for the right reasons. There’s nothing out there that provides such a comprehensive roadmap like this book with its superb tools, and step-by-step methods for success.
Sought-after leadership coach, Roxi Bahar Hewertson, has knocked it out of the park again with Hire Right, Fire Right! She is generous with her practical examples, scenarios, and questions—making it easy for any leader to hire in alignment with their company’s core values. She shares timeless wisdom infused with fresh insights. This is a brilliant business book and a page turner!
8/26/20: HR.com (100k Twitter followers) published article by author, “Compassionate Furlough.”
11/21/20: The Society for Human Resource Management included book in Holiday gift guide “A People Manager's Guide to Holiday Reading.”