IPC President and CEO Dr. John W. Mitchell Releases New Book, “Fire Your Hiring Habits”

Content provides an in-depth look at the shift in today’s hiring practices

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA — Fire Your Hiring Habits: Building an Environment that Attracts Top Talent in Today’s Workforce, by IPC President and CEO Dr. John W. Mitchell has been published by Forbes Books and is now available. Proceeds from the book will go to the IPC Education Foundation (IPCEF) to support careers in the electronics manufacturing industry.

In Fire Your Hiring Habits, Mitchell shakes up the hiring status quo with his views on the changing hiring landscape, and how businesses can attract and retain top talent today. Using real-world examples culled from Mitchell’s career, his book tackles relevant workforce issues such as recruiting and onboarding, talent pipelines, upskilling, corporate culture and more.

Within the book, Mitchell reframes The Great Resignation as a Great Reprioritization on the part of workers, and perhaps more importantly, a Great Reimagining for leaders, noting that employers are missing the key factors that motivate good people to stay, and the reasons why they leave in today’s business environment.

“How we structure our organizations, how we acquire talent, and how we interact with staff will determine the long-term viability of our companies,” explains Mitchell. “This book is all about helping leaders that are anxious about their long-term hiring prospects and embracing new ways of retaining talent.”

Fire Your Hiring Habits: Building an Environment that Attracts Top Talent in Today’s Workforce is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Audible. To learn more about Mitchell’s book, visit


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IPC ( is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,100 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly, advanced packaging and testing. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry.