The Hiring Compass

How to Navigate the Talent Pool Paradox and Avoid Hiring Shipwrecks

book cover (1)This book is guaranteed to help you make better hiring decisions and is a must-read for anyone who influences or is directly involved in search, selection and hiring.

Unfortunately most organizations don’t have enough of two crucial elements – engagement and retention. The fact is, charting the course for high levels of employee engagement and retention begin long before the first interview.  Moreover, most professionals find themselves making or influencing hiring decisions are ill-equipped to do so. External factors, internal biases and the Talent Pool Paradox work in sync to stack the odds against long-term, successful hires.

The Hiring Compass is authored by Bluewater founder Mark Debinski, who drew the inspiration and content for the book from his decades of leading businesses by leveraging the talent within and hiring based upon job match. The book provides simple yet effective tools to help turn the negative tides of search and selection into a positive blue water journey, resulting in happy hires, happier hirers, and significantly increased employee engagement and retention in any organization.


Three lessons from The Hiring Compass:

  • Increase Engagement

    Most organizations are operating at less than 50% of their optimal engagement levels. Learn what you can you do to increase engagement in your organization.

  • Employee Retention

    Understand the true cost of a hiring mistake and how to calculate that cost for your own organization. Then, read The Hiring Compass to learn simple yet effective ways to significantly increase your chances of lasting hires.

  • Develop a System

    Understand the value of balancing the head with the heart in hiring. Use the tools and methodology in The Hiring Compass to develop a world-class system for consistent hiring success in your organization that directly and positively impacts your organization’s bottom line.

bluewater_advisory_sykesville_mark_portraitAbout the Author

Mark Debinski is an accomplished leader and C-level executive. As founder of Bluewater Advisory and co-founder of Bluewater Search, Mark focuses all his efforts on helping organizations and individuals operate at their highest and best opportunity. Mark and his team at Bluewater Search have developed a unique and award-winning methodology for search and selection, the results of which are extremely high employee engagement levels and unparalleled employee retention rates. Whether working with small management and executive teams or speaking to national groups, Mark enthusiastically shares why so many hires lead to misfires, and how to avoid hiring shipwrecks in the future.