January 25, 2021

14 Recruitment Books to Have in Your Library

We believe in continuous growth and improvement and we love making sure that our community is always supported in that way. Therefore, we have compiled a list of 14 amazing recruitment books, which you should add to your library (if you haven’t already) in order to broaden your horizon in the world of recruitment and most importantly - keep learning and growing. 

 

Our top picks:

  1. The Robot- Proof Recruiter: A Survival Guide for Recruitment and Sourcing Professionals

  2. Hiring for Attitude: A Revolutionary Approach to Recruiting and Selecting People with Both Tremendous Skills and Superb Attitude

  3. The Mindful Recruiter: The Guide to enhance your Recruitment Career with everyday Mindfulness practices

  4. Recruit Rockstars: The 10 Step Playbook to Find the Winners and Ignite Your Business

  5. High-Tech High-Touch Recruiting: How to Attract and Retain the Best Talent By Improving the Candidate Experience

  6. Culture Driven Recruiting: There is No "Talent War" if You Eliminate the Competition

  7. Recruiting in the Age of Googlization

  8. Social Media Recruitment: How to Successfully Integrate Social Media into Recruitment Strategy

  9. Work Rules! (Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead)

  10. The Talent Fix: A Leader's Guide to Recruiting Great Talent

  11. Technology Made Simple for the Technical Recruiter, Second Edition: A Technical Skills Primer

  12. Talent Without Borders: Global Talent Acquisition for Competitive Advantage

  13. Full Stack Recruiter: The Ultimate Edition

  14. Recruiting 101: The Fundamentals of Being a Great Recruiter

 

Let’s get reading! 

1. The Robot- Proof Recruiter: A Survival Guide for Recruitment and Sourcing Professionals

Author: Katrina Collier 

About: In The Robot- Proof Recruiter, Katrina Collier shares practical tips on how to build a personal brand, successfully approach candidates and build relationships in order to survive in a world where AI is continuously threatening recruiters and sourcers. Simple and effective the tips in The Robot-proof Recruiter are sure to improve the candidate experience you provide, and as a result - enable you to find the right people for your organization. 

The book was also shortlisted for the Business Book Award in 2020 - HR & Management Category. 

2. Hiring for Attitude: A Revolutionary Approach to Recruiting and Selecting People with Both Tremendous Skills and Superb Attitude

Author: Mark Murphy

About: In Hiring for Attitude, top leadership strategist Mark Murphy shows you:

  • The five biggest reasons why new hires fail
  • Two quick and easy tests to discover the attitudinal characteristics that you need for your unique culture
  • The five-part interview question that gets candidates to reveal the truth about what their last boss thinks of them
  • Where great companies find their best candidates
  • The six words most interviewers add to the end of behavioural interview questions that destroy their effectiveness

He follows up by explaining why it is important and how to hire for attitude. 

3. The Mindful Recruiter: The Guide to enhance your Recruitment Career with everyday Mindfulness practices

Author: Helena Nield-Dumper

About: The Mindful Recruiter includes: 27 Step-by-step practical exercises - tailor-made techniques for recruiters; exercises to increase your self-awareness and elevate your personal brand. It is a guide to steer your actions to improve your performance. Its goal is to provide you with ways to understand your mind better and therefore, enable you to excel in your workplace.

4. Recruit Rockstars: The 10 Step Playbook to Find the Winners and Ignite Your Business

Author: Jeff Hyman

About: In Recruit Rockstars, you'll learn:

  • Why 46% of new hires are no longer with their company after just 18 months 
  • How to ensure that everyone on your team is on - and stay on- the same page when interviewing candidates 
  • Why DNA is a better way to assess candidates than culture fit, and exactly how to do it 
  • How recruiting is more like sales & marketing, then human resources 
  • Why 99% of job descriptions actually repel the best candidates, and what to do about it
    And much more! Jeff Hyman Provides his readers with a simple, yet effective step-by-step guide on how to hire and retain top talent.

5. High-Tech High-Touch Recruiting: How to Attract and Retain the Best Talent By Improving the Candidate Experience

Author: Barbara Bruno 

About: High-Tech High-Touch Recruiting provides recruiters with an end-to-end process for recruiting the top talent who turns into engaged employees. While emphasizing the overall importance of building "high-touch" relationship-building skills, the book outlines how these can be blended successfully with high-tech tools such as AI-powered software applications to identify a large pool of qualified job candidates. Barbara Bruno provides an outline for a 9-step telephone interview process to enable you to find the new stars of your team!

 

6. Culture Driven Recruiting: There is No "Talent War" if You Eliminate the Competition

Author: Lee-Anne Edwards

About: In Culture Driver Recruiting, Lee-Anne Edwards offers the real deal on what it takes to find and hold on to your one-in-a-million talent. Within the pages of her book 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.

7. Recruiting in the Age of Googlization

Author: Ira S Wolfe

About: In Recruiting in the Age of Googlization, Ira S Wolfe exposes the realities of automation on the future of jobs and the rapid reconstruction of the concept of work. Wolfe illuminates how exponential change will transform or eliminate most jobs and make many business models irrelevant or unrecognizable. Wolfe's examples read like science fiction jumping off the pages of everyday reality. His forecasts and solutions are simultaneously exciting and terrifying. It is within this new business environment that organizations must learn to recruit and retain talent.

8. Social Media Recruitment: How to Successfully Integrate Social Media into Recruitment Strategy

Author: Andy Headworth

About: In a series of easy to follow chapters and manageable steps, Social Media Recruitment covers the essentials from the beginning to the end of the process, including: 

  • how to implement a social media strategy
  • the crossover between HR, recruiting and marketing
  • measuring ROI
  • HR policies and procedures needed
  • big data and HR
  • using technology in recruiting, such as video interviewing
  • social media as an internal collaboration and communication tool across companies

And more - all in order to make you an even better recruiter!

9. Work Rules! (Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead)

Author: Laszlo Bock

About: This insight is the heart of Work Rules!, a compelling and surprisingly playful manifesto that offers lessons including:

  • Take away managers' power over employees
  • Learn from your best employees-and your worst
  • Hire only people who are smarter than you are, no matter how long it takes to find them
  • Pay unfairly (it's fairer!)
  • Don't trust your gut: Use data to predict and shape the future

And more, all gathered throughout the author’s time at Google.

10. The Talent Fix: A Leader's Guide to Recruiting Great Talent

Author: Tim Sackett

About: 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.

11.Technology Made Simple for the Technical Recruiter, Second Edition: A Technical Skills Primer

Author: Obi Ogbanufe

About: The topics covered in Technology Made Simple for the Technical Recruiter 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
  • information security job roles 

Armed with indispensable information, the alphabet soup of technology acronyms will no longer be intimidating, and you will be able to analyze client and candidate requirements with confidence. Written in clear and concise prose, Technology Made Simple for the Technical Recruiter is an invaluable resource for any tech recruiter.

12.Talent Without Borders: Global Talent Acquisition for Competitive Advantage

Author:  Robert E. Ployhart, Jeff A. Weekley and Julian Dalzell

About: Talent Without Borders offers a practical approach to help managers think about acquiring talent globally. With explicit consideration of real-world issues that influence the implementation of global staffing solutions, the book shows managers how to use analytics and data to enable evidence-based decisions. Together, the three authors represent a unique blend of expertise in HR executive leadership and consulting with deep technical expertise in the science of recruitment, selection, and assessment. Their collective experience yields numerous practical insights are woven throughout the book. Ultimately, they skillfully link staffing to organizational strategy, financial performance, and competitive advantage.

13. Full Stack Recruiter: The Ultimate Edition

Author: Jan Tegze

About: The Full Stack Recruiter is divided into two parts.

The first part focuses entirely on sourcing strategies. You’ll learn new and creative ways to source and find great candidates, as well as how to uncover their contact details and approach them in a respectful and effective manner. And much more!

The second part deals with recruitment. You’ll learn how to excel in recruitment marketing, candidate engagement, recruitment analytics, candidate engagement, cold-calling, and efficiently manage many other essential aspects of your role.

Both sections work together to create a comprehensive guide to excelling in every aspect of your recruitment career!

14. Recruiting 101: The Fundamentals of Being a Great Recruiter

Author: Steven Mostyn

About: 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. In addition, step-by-step instruction is included on how to become efficient in using these major recruitment tools: LinkedIn, Indeed, Facebook, Monster, and CareerBuilder. From the junior recruiter just starting out to the senior recruiter looking to improve, Recruiting 101 is for all professionals who aim to take their career to the next level.

Bonus: The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business

Author: Erin Meyer

About: In The Culture Map, INSEAD professor Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain in which people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together. She provides a field-tested model for decoding how cultural differences impact international business and combines a smart analytical framework with practical, actionable advice.

Erin Meyer’s Culture Map is an amazing read for anyone working in an international environment. It has become a part of the starter packs of many companies and is definitely a must-read!

We hope you found our booklist helpful - We Are Keen on helping our community learn and grow! 

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