Last year, Sam Bacharach, Cornell professor and co-founder of the Bacharach Leadership group, surveyed  more than 300 Inc. 5000 firms to find out how America's fastest-growing companies recruit and develop their best employees. The infographic below displays his results.

Bacharach also fielded questions about the survey results from LearnVest founder Alexa Von Tobel. 

From the April 2014 issue of Inc. magazine
The opinions expressed here by Inc.com columnists are their own, not those of Inc.com.