These are the must read books if you want to get successful in sourcing, recruiting and hiring.
If you’re reading this you probably want to improve your knowledge in recruiting and stay on top of your game in the industry.
Books are a great way to educate yourself and get to a next level of sophistication and skill.
Hiring success comes from people like you who continuously look for better ways to get to the right talent.
This is the list of best recruiting books (details below):
by Katrina Collier (Author), Shannon Pritchett (Foreword)
4.5 out of 5 stars (116 ratings)
In a world of work where recruiters are constantly hearing that their role is at risk from AI, robotics and chatbots, it has never been more important to effectively attract and recruit the right people. Leveraging the power of social media and digital sourcing strategies is only part of the solution, and simply posting a job or sending a LinkedIn InMail is no longer enough.
The Robot-Proof Recruiter shows you how to use the tools that reveal information that can be used to grab a potential candidate's attention among the overwhelming volume of material online.
by Andy Headworth (Author)
4.1 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)
As the recruiting landscape changes, different methods are needed to attract talent, and social media is a key channel. However, many HR and recruiting professionals are not equipped with the knowledge and understanding to create a social media recruiting strategy. Social Media Recruitment combines practical guidance with case studies and insights from industry thought leaders to provide a full understanding of what social media means for HR and recruitment and how to successfully integrate and use it.
by Jan Tegze (Author)
4.6 out of 5 stars (150 ratings)
Are you ready to learn everything you need to know about sourcing and recruitment? Then you’ve found the right book! Whether you are already working in recruitment, new to the industry, or just hoping to begin your career as a recruiter, there are essential strategies used by successful recruiters that will help you accelerate your career. Of course, no one is born knowing these things; they come from years of experience in the field. That’s exactly what this book is: years of practical, real-world experience distilled into one comprehensive guide to succeeding in your recruiting career in the digital era.
by Mark Miller (Author)
4.7 out of 5 stars (132 ratings)
There is a long-standing truth in the world of organizations: Talent wins! But how do you attract the best people? What do they really want? Based on his rigorous and extensive research, Mark Miller learned that top performers are looking for very different things than solid contributors. In Talent Magnet, Miller uses a clever and entertaining business fable to share these findings. He tells the parallel stories of Blake Brown, a CEO struggling with winning the war for talent, and Blake's 16-year-old son, Clint, who is trying to get his first job so he can raise money to buy a well for a village in Africa.
by Mike Sarraille (Author), George Randle (Author), Josh Cotton (Author), Jocko Willink (Foreword)
4.7 out of 5 stars (620 ratings)
A must-read for any business leader looking to build elite teams and win on talent.
Talent is the foundation of every success story from Silicon Valley to Wall Street to Main Street, and even on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. It's the hidden asset that never shows up on the balance sheet, despite being the driver for a company's true value. And now, in this hypercompetitive business environment, the war for talent has never been more important, or more complex. Of eight hundred CEOs and six hundred C-suite executives polled in 2019, the overwhelming majority cited the ability to attract and retain top talent as their number one concern.
by Mark Horstman (Author)
4.7 out of 5 stars (101 ratings)
Essential hiring and team-building lessons from the #1 Podcaster in the world
The Effective Hiring Manager offers an essential guide for managers, team leaders, and HR professionals in organizations large or small. The author’s step-by-step approach makes the strategies easy to implement and help to ensure ongoing success. Hiring effectively is the single greatest long-term contribution to your organization. The only thing worse than having an open position is filling it with the wrong person. The Effective Hiring Manager offers a proven process for solving these problems and helping teams and organizations thrive.
by Tim Sackett (Author)
4.7 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)
Corporate talent acquisition has been failing for decades, but it doesn’t have to. There are simple fixes, organizational designs, and technology that can turn around the success of an organization’s ability to recruit almost overnight. Piece by piece and step by step, with real-world examples and stories about how innovative organizations and top talent acquisition leaders are successfully recruiting today, The Talent Fix presents a proven, practical, and scalable recruiting model for talent acquisition leaders and practitioners and shows how organizations can build and sustain a great talent acquisition function.
by Scott Wintrip (Author)
4.8 out of 5 stars (83 ratings)
Win the war for talent by building an army of ready-to-deploy candidates
An employee leaves and you post the open position. Resumes trickle in. You interview a few candidates. No one fits the bill. The next thing you know, three months have passed and that desk is still empty. Nothing drives business success like a staff of talented, productive employees. So why accept a hiring process that fails you time and time again?
by Victoria Hoevemeyer (Author)
4.5 out of 5 stars (175 ratings)
When most prospective hires come well prepared for interview questions we all expect, how do you distinguish their answers from any other applicant? With this book by your side, you will no longer have to do your best guess work on what answers are genuine, which are rehearsed, and which will end up not reflecting the employee in the least. This invaluable resource shows you how to dig deeper using competency-based behavioral interviewing methods to uncover truly relevant and useful information.
by Simon Mullins (Author), David Lord (Author)
4.8 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)
"Recruiting for leadership roles is probably the most important action most organizations ever take, and they are often flying blind. Simon Mullins and David Lord, two of the world's experts on this topic, offer real insights as well as a practical guide to running the leadership recruiting process."Peter Cappelli, Professor of Management, The Wharton School In business, recruiting the right leaders at the right time is the competitive advantage. Leadership Recruiting is the first authoritative guide to doing so, every step of the way, for rapidly growing small companies to Global 100 conglomerates.
by Karen Catlin (Author)
4.5 out of 5 stars (55 ratings)
Are you struggling to diversify your workforce? Is your company consistently missing its diversity goals? You may hear colleagues saying, “We’d hire more women or people of color if we could find them,” but the pipeline isn’t truly to blame. There are proven approaches for connecting with qualified candidates from underrepresented demographics. And when you know how to design a hiring process that will set them up for success, they’ll be eager to accept your offer.
by Lee-Anne Edwards (Author)
4.4 out of 5 stars (63 ratings)
Disrupters unite! Are you ready to break out of traditional recruiting?If “we’ve always done it this way” makes you twitch, this book is just for you. Whether you are a salty, seasoned recruiter, human-resources whisperer, or CEO confounded by company culture, author Lee-Anne Edwards offers the real deal on what it takes to find and hold on to your one-in-a-million talent. Within these pages you’ll find answers to those hard questions, stories sure to make you gasp and giggle, a healthy heaping of guidance, sass in spades, and even a pep talk in a pinch from a bona fide expert with nearly two decades in the recruiting game.The gloves are off, champs.
by Jodi Brandstetter (Author)
4.8 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)
Hire By Design describes design thinking and explains the different ways you can utilize design thinking in talent acquisition. The book covers the different pieces of the talent acquisition strategy and then provides examples of how to use design thinking in each piece. Templates are provided which will enable the readers to implement design thinking into their business and hiring practices.Jodi Brandstetter is passionate about talent acquisition and uses design thinking in creating selection and hiring processes focused on people and business.
by Jerome Ternynck (Author)
4.4 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)
Who you hire defines everything, from business success down to who you are as a leader. That's why hiring top talent is the #1 priority of most CEOs, and yet, studies show that the majority don't believe they recruit highly talented people. As the talent economy continues to evolve, CEOs need to adapt the way they compete for talent in order to keep up. As a current SaaS CEO and former recruiter, Jerome Ternynck packs 30 years of learnings and differentiated recruiting strategies into Hiring Success to provide CEOs a future-ready perspective for talent. You'll walk away with the ability to attract, select, and hire the best talent at a global scale on demand--leading to hiring success now and in the future.
by Jonathan Kidder (Author)
4.7 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)
How to attract and hire more diverse candidates using community networking, outreach, Boolean search strings, and tools online. Use this book as a guide to understand how to find diverse talent available online. The Book will highlight Boolean String examples and suggest different Talent Sourcing tools to use when you create a Diversity Talent Sourcing strategy. The goal of the book is to give you resources and tools to create a strategy when it comes to D&I recruiting goals within your company.
by Jeff Hyman (Author)
4.7 out of 5 stars (218 ratings)
Ninety percent of business problems are actually recruiting problems in disguise. If you’re filling your company’s vacant positions with B-Players, you’re playing with fire. Instead, hire Rockstars to build an organization with limitless potential. Recruit Rockstars shows you how to find, hire, and keep the best of the best.Top-tier executive recruiter Jeff Hyman has hired more than three thousand people over the course of his career. Now, he reveals his bulletproof 10-step method for landing the very best talent, based on data instead of gut feel.
by Barbara Bruno (Author)
4.5 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)
Despite global economic conditions, companies are always looking to attract and retain the best talent. Unfortunately, almost 30% of US job seekers leave a new job within the first 30 days. Why? Many new recruiters rely too heavily on high-tech tools to attract candidates and may not have learned the fundamental relationship-building skills that help recruiters ensure that clients and candidates are a good match.
by Jonathan Kidder (Author)
4.5 out of 5 stars (76 ratings)
Are you new to the world of talent sourcing? Maybe you’ve heard about recruiting tools that can help find candidates online? Maybe you have trouble finding a candidate’s email or cell number in order to reach out? Who should read this book: Talent Sourcers and Recruiters starting in the field, self-taught Talent Sourcers and Recruiters looking to understand foundational tools, recruiting Managers…
by Geoff Smart (Author), Randy Street (Author)
4.6 out of 5 stars (1,311 ratings)
In this instant New York Times Bestseller, Geoff Smart and Randy Street provide a simple, practical, and effective solution to what The Economist calls “the single biggest problem in business today”: unsuccessful hiring. The average hiring mistake costs a company $1.5 million or more a year and countless wasted hours. This statistic becomes even more startling when you consider that the typical hiring success rate of managers is only 50 percent.
by Julie MacFarland (Author)
4.6 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)
A practitioners guide for Talent Acquisition Professionals providing the methods and tools needed to lead a successful, efficient and legal selection and hiring process.
by Jonathan Kidder (Author)
4.5 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)
This book was written to help turn the generalist recruiter into an IT Technical Recruiter.
The Information Technology field can be intimidating for Recruiters starting out and this book helps to clearly define the top technical roles within the given industry. After completion you will be able to understand each technical-skill requirement within every role, understand additional search terms, help improve job descriptions, and gain confidence when you are assessing a candidate’s skills over a technical phone screen call.
by Jonathan Kidder (Author)
4.3 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)
This book was written for the entry-level Recruiter looking to learn more about crafting recruiter messages to candidates within any industry. With the recruiting market being more competitive than ever, you must master the basics of crafting tailored recruiter messages. Focusing more on quality over quantity will help differentiate yourself from a sea of other recruiters online.
by David E. Perry (Author), Mark J. Haluska (Author)
4.5 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)
Recruiting for high-end executives requires a special skill-set, and Executive Recruiting For Dummies is here to help you add this niche talent to your arsenal. Whether you're an in-house human resources manager or a professional recruiter at a search firm, this friendly guide walks you through each step of filling that senior, executive, or other highly specialized position. This book covers the globalization of talent and the advantages of executive recruiting. It provides expert guidance on finding the right candidates, conducting hardy screening and interviewing processes, closing deals, and more.
by Steve Lowisz (Author)
4.2 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)
People are a business’s most important asset, but when it comes to hiring, practices are wildly out-of-date, relying on the same wisdom that has been used for over fifty years. It’s time to update how we recruit—by focusing on people, not process. In Recruiting Sucks...But It Doesn’t Have to, human resources guru Steve Lowisz shares a groundbreaking approach to attracting, developing, and retaining an accomplished and vibrant workforce. Dispelling seven recruiting myths that most HR departments believe, Steve will show you how to prioritize behavior over skills, look beyond LinkedIn, be a marketer, find real ways to inspire employees, take responsibility, avoid reliance on technology, embrace diversity, and more.
by David E. Perry (Author), Mark J. Haluska (Author)
4.8 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)
The Unprecedented Tell-All Guide Through the Intricacies of Executive Recruitment
The single greatest opportunity that an organization has to improve both performance and culture in one stroke lies in the hiring of a new executive—the right executive. The fresh thinking of a skilled leader has the potential to unleash innovation, empower employees, and generate wealth for the company. Similarly, a bad hire may mortally wound the organization and cause ripple effects throughout the entire economy.
by Steven Mostyn (Author)
4.5 out of 5 stars (356 ratings)
Why are some recruiters successful while so many others fail and leave the industry? Why do other recruiters spend their whole careers bouncing around from company to company with little or no success? The answer: they never learned fundamental recruiting skills. Recruiting 101 explains how to develop 15 fundamental recruiting skills. Learn how to excel in sourcing, social media, recruitment marketing, candidate engagement, cold calling, interviewing and selection, and more.
by Mark Murphy (Author)
4.5 out of 5 stars (258 ratings)
Common hiring practices are destined for failure―here’s how to hire the right people and build a company culture designed for long-term success. In a recent groundbreaking study, the training firm Leadership IQ found that 46 percent of all new hires fail within their first 18 months. But here’s the real shocker: 89 percent fail for attitudinal reasons―not skills. Most hiring managers are getting it wrong. Of course skills are important, but a particular skill set is about the easiest thing to test in an interview. Although much harder to recognize, attitude should be your number-one focus during the hiring process. Don’t suffer from poor chemistry―even one employee with the wrong attitude could cause years of suffering for your other employees and customers.
by Obi Ogbanufe (Author)
4.6 out of 5 stars (186 ratings)
If you’re a technical recruiter who wants to keep your skills up to date in the competitive field of technical resource placement, you need a detailed guidebook to outpace competitors. This technical skills primer focuses on technology fundamentals—from basic programming terms to big data vocabulary, network lingo, operating system jargon, and other crucial skill sets. Topics covered include · sample questions to ask candidates, · types of networks and operating systems, · software development strategies, · cloud systems administration and DevOps, · data science and database job roles, and · information security job roles.
by Victor Assad (Author)
4.7 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)
"Victor Assad uncovers longstanding empirical research from I/O psychologists on how to best match job candidates to jobs and the best of today's digital technology. He sees a world (that is emerging today) in which AI ontologies (which are identifying information and relationships about today's global and diverse workforces) will make significant improvements for matching candidates to jobs while reducing recruiting cycle times, costs and selection biases. Victor points out that HR now has the digital tools it needs to dramatically transform recruiting and the role of the recruiter. HR can now build strategic talent pools, improve the employee experience, and digitally collect insightful analytics that will open up a new era of understanding on what truly drives employee performance and innovation." --Angela Hood, Founder and CEO of ThisWay Global.
by Arthur Woods (Author), Susanna Tharakan (Author), Jennifer Brown (Foreword)
4.9 out of 5 stars (97 ratings)
You want to build a more diverse organization, but how will you shift your hiring practices? Learn the playbook from the world’s top talent executives and the global leader in diversity recruiting. Hiring for Diversity: The Guide to Building an Inclusive and Equitable Organization brings together the most cutting-edge practices for implementing a diversity hiring strategy that leaves your organization with a comprehensive view and an actionable plan.
by Roxi Bahar Hewertson (Author)
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)
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.
by Ira S Wolfe (Author)
4.4 out of 5 stars (50 ratings)
You can hear it in Danny’s voice: despair, fear, frustration, disappointment. Danny represents just one of the millions of businesses living in “talent poverty.” Danny owns a home health agency. But his role and the industry are almost irrelevant. Danny could be the CEO of a manufacturing company, the HR director at a construction company, or the hiring manager in a restaurant. Danny lives in a constant state of never having enough employees to meet demand. Danny’s not alone. He’s the unwilling member of a growing legion of businesses beginning to live in a constant state of talent poverty.
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