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Endorsements for Patrick Ropella's books and resources.


Here you will find endorsements for Patrick Ropella's The Right Hire, from a wide cross-section of professionals, including authors, publishers, business leaders, military leaders, as well as those in the HR and Executive Search communities.

Patrick Ropella’s The Right Hire provides, for an extremely sensitive subject and potentially costly area of corporate life, a light, easy-to-understand, and hugely helpful system for how to do it right the first time.  This book should be standard curriculum for all managers and executive committees.

Darrell W. Gurney,
Founder of, author of Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters and Never Apply for a Job Again! Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest

Provocative. Practical. Pragmatic. Ropella spells out in a compelling way the dynamics of one of the most critical decisions any organization makes: making the right hire. This book should be required reading for all HR professionals, search consultants, and anyone involved in hiring for that matter.

Rick Frishman,
Founder, Planned Television Arts
Publisher, Morgan James Publishing

Too often making the right hire is seen as a matter of luck. It should not be. Follow the steps in this book and it will improve your success rate dramatically.

Yves Lermusi,
CEO, Checkster

People are the source of every organization’s competitive advantage and Patrick has given us a proven path to finding and keeping the right people that will ensure our success.  This engaging book will convince you that the most important strategic decisions you will ever make are the people you hire.  Read it - absorb it - do it!

Pam Bilbrey,
coauthor, Ordinary Greatness: It's Where You Least Expect It...Everywhere.

Patrick possess an extraordinary ability to bring structure and systems to concepts. This is exactly what he has done in this book by providing a blueprint for any talent acquisition team. People are the most precious resource of any organization. The Right Hire provides a system that will maximize any team’s ability to not only identify and screen the ideal talent but also to attract and retain them. There are immediately implementable best practices as well a clear and easy to follow system to win in the ongoing marketplace battle for the best and brightest!

After a career spanning more than 38 years in executive search and consulting, I can say without reservation, that Patrick Popella’s, The Right Hire is without doubt the best publication I have read on the important subject of developing and executing an effective and successful staffing process. From the easy to follow layout of the book to the support graphics; from his down to earth writing style to the realistic and practical techniques and strategies Patrick presents in every chapter, this book is a must read for every company executive, HR manager or recruiter who is serious about getting it right the first time, every time. Perhaps the most significant feature of this book is how the author places the reader right in the middle of ‘Smart Talent Management’ through his artful use of questions. You don’t just read this book, you experience it and it is an experience I highly recommend. This author and publication have my highest endorsement for applicable information and implementable process content.

Terry Petra,
CPC,CTS,CIPC President and CEO, Professional Services Consultants
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