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Best Hiring / Recruiting Books

Master the art of talent acquisition with this expertly aggregated list of the most lauded books on hiring and recruiting. Find the top guides frequently highlighted by industry leaders and HR experts that will transform your approach to finding the right candidates.

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Best Hiring / Recruiting Books
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Geoff Smart - 2008-09-30
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Discover how to solve "the single biggest problem in business today" with this must-read book. With the average hiring mistake costing businesses $1.5 million or more a year and countless wasted hours, it's crucial to get hiring right. Based on interviews with billionaires and CEOs, Who provides a practical and effective A Method for Hiring with a 90 percent success rate. You'll learn how to avoid voodoo hiring methods, attract A Players, and ask the right interview questions to quickly distinguish top candidates. Improve your hiring process to achieve optimal success with this instant New York Times Bestseller.
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Hire With Your Head
Using Performance-Based Hiring to Build Great Teams
Lou Adler - 2007-06-29 (first published in 1998)
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This guide provides managers and HR professionals with a comprehensive process for finding the ideal candidate for any position. Updated with new case studies and an emphasis on the impact of the internet in hiring, Lou Adler's Performance-based Hiring has been proven effective by professionals across industries. Learn from those who have found top talent and increased their organization's success with this powerful methodology, which is grounded in behavior and easy to implement.
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Social Media Recruitment
How to Successfully Integrate Social Media into Recruitment Strategy
Andy Headworth - 2015-05-26
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"Discover how social media is becoming a crucial tool for today's recruiting landscape with Social Media Recruitment. This easy-to-follow guide covers the essential steps needed to create a social media recruiting strategy, including tips on how to measure ROI, implement HR policies, and incorporate big data. Gain expert insight on the crossover between HR, recruiting, and marketing, and find out how technology, such as video interviewing, can be used to find top talent. Explore the future of social media in recruiting and how it can be used as an internal tool for company communication and collaboration."
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Recruit Rockstars
The 10 Step Playbook to Find the Winners and Ignite Your Business
Jeff Hyman - 2017-11-28
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"Recruit Rockstars" by Jeff Hyman is a must-read for any business looking to build an organization with limitless potential. The book offers a 10-step method for finding, hiring, and keeping the very best talent based on data instead of gut feel. With over 3,000 hires under his belt, top-tier executive recruiter Jeff Hyman shares his insights on how to attract and retain Rockstar employees while avoiding the mistakes of bad hires. Learn how to impress your investors, nail your numbers, and crush your competitors by assembling a team of driven and innovative Rockstars.
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Hiring for Attitude
A Revolutionary Approach to Recruiting and Selecting People with Both Tremendous Skills and Superb Attitude
Mark Murphy - 2011-12-02
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Discover the key to successful long-term hires in "Hiring for Attitude." Skills are important, but 89% of new hires fail due to attitudinal reasons. This book provides insight into how to identify the right attitudinal characteristics during the hiring process and build a culture of success. With real-life case studies from companies like Google and Southwest Airlines, "Hiring for Attitude" is the perfect guide for any size company looking to hire the right person for every position.
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The Robot-Proof Recruiter
A Survival Guide for Recruitment and Sourcing Professionals
Katrina Collier - 2019-08-27
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Discover how to effectively attract and recruit top candidates in a world where recruiters are at risk of being replaced by AI, robotics, and chatbots. The Robot-Proof Recruiter offers expert guidance on leveraging social media and digital sourcing tools to stand out and recruit effectively. Overcome obstacles, improve candidate experience, and use technology to support the candidate's journey from initial outreach to employee and beyond. An essential read for all recruitment professionals and HR practitioners.
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Recruiting 101
The Fundamentals of Being a Great Recruiter
Steven Mostyn - 2016-09-27
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Learn the 15 fundamental recruiting skills necessary to succeed in the industry with Recruiting 101. From effective sourcing to social media, recruitment marketing, candidate engagement, cold calling, interviewing and selection, this guide is perfect for both junior and senior recruiters alike. You'll also receive step-by-step instruction on how to use major recruitment tools like LinkedIn, Indeed, Facebook, Monster, and CareerBuilder. Take your career to the next level with Recruiting 101.
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Work Rules!
Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead
Laszlo Bock - 2015-04-07
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This innovative and compelling manifesto delves into the philosophy of work and offers a blueprint for attracting top talent to your business while ensuring their success. Drawing on the latest research in behavioral economics and human psychology, WORK RULES! teaches lessons such as taking away managers' power over employees, hiring smarter than yourself, and defaulting to transparency and feedback. With teaching examples from both lauded companies and little-known successes, learn how to build a better company from within rather than above, and find new joy in what you do.
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Recruiting in the Age of Googlization
When the Shift Hits Your Plan
Ira S Wolfe - 2017-12-07
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Recruiting in the Age of Googlization illuminates a growing business challenge- talent poverty. Business owners, hiring managers, HR professionals, and recruiters alike are struggling to keep up with a sudden shift towards innovation and automation. This must-read offers solutions for navigating this new era of exponential change and disruption called the Age of Googlization. Author Ira S. Wolfe provides a blueprint for creating an individualized and effective modern-day recruitment and talent acquisition experience. From identifying and overcoming recruitment obstacles to conducting a candidate experience audit, Wolfe’s insightful and engaging writing will help you escape talent poverty and embrace talent prosperity.
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Talent Magnet
How to Attract and Keep the Best People (The High Performance Series)
Mark Miller - 2018-02-27
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Discover how to attract and retain the best performers in your organization with Talent Magnet. Mark Miller's extensive research shows that top performers want very different things from solid contributors. Through a clever business fable, Miller shares the findings of his research and the critical aspects of a true talent magnet. Follow the parallel stories of CEO Blake Brown and his son Clint as they navigate the world of work and learn the three things that all top performers desire. With this knowledge, Miller helps leaders unlock the secret to finding and retaining the very best people.
High Velocity Hiring by Scott Wintrip
Talent Fix by Tim Sackett
96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire by Paul Falcone
The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle
Good To Great by Jim Collins
The Best Team Wins by Adam Robinson
Hiring Smart! by Pierre Mornell
Moneyball by Michael Lewis
Technology Made Simple for the Technical Recruiter, Second Edition by Obi Ogbanufe
Creative Hiring by Ozan Dagdeviren
The Effective Hiring Manager by Mark Horstman
How to Hire A-Players by Eric Herrenkohl
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, Robert Petkoff, Donna Dale Carnegie, Simon & Schuster Audio
Hiring Greatness by David E. Perry
Hack Recruiting by Victor Assad
Exceptional Talent by Mervyn Dinnen
The Consultative Recruiter by Katherine Moody
High-Impact Interview Questions by Victoria Hoevemeyer
Recruiting Sucks...But It Doesn't Have To by Steve Lowisz
The Savage Truth by Greg Savage
How to Become a Technical Recruiter by Jonathan Kidder
Talent Force by Rusty Rueff
Talent Without Borders by Robert E. Ployhart
Hiring Success by Jerome Ternynck
The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
Rework by Jason Fried
Hiring for Diversity by Arthur Woods, Susanna Tharakan
Top Talent Sourcing Tools for Recruiters by Jonathan Kidder
High-Tech High-Touch Recruiting by Barbara Bruno
Executive Recruiting for Dummies by David E. Perry, Mark J. Haluska
The Art of the Recruiter Message by Jonathan Kidder
Leadership Recruiting by Simon Mullins, David Lord
Hiring Geeks That Fit by Johanna Rothman
Recruitment and Selection by Carrie A. Picardi
Hire Right, Fire Right by Roxi Bahar Hewertson
The Science of Talent by Kate O'Loughlin
The Professional Recruiter's Handbook by Jane Newell Brown
First, Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham
How to Be an Inclusive Leader by Jennifer Brown
The Rare Find by George Anders
Topgrading by Bradford D. Smart
Lean Recruitment by Gary Romano
How To Interview People by Heike Guilford
How to Spot a Liar by Gregory Hartley
Powerful by Patty McCord
Exponential Organizations by Salim Ismail
How Google Works by Eric Schmidt
Fanatical Prospecting by Jeb Blount
The Talent War by Mike Sarraille, George Randle, Josh Cotton
Startup CEO, + Website by Matt Blumberg
Build It by Glenn Elliott, Debra Corey
A Guide to Diversity Talent Sourcing by Jonathan Kidder
Full Stack Recruiter by Jan Tegze
The Future Workplace Experience by Jeanne C Meister
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
Decisive by Chip Heath
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
Инструменты сильного рекрутинга by Тим Сакетт, Tim Sackett
Scaling Up by Verne Harnish
Quiet by Susan Cain
Bet on Talent by Dee Ann Turner, Patrick Lencioni
Redefining HR by Lars Schmidt, Katelin Holloway
The Rich Recruiter by Andrew Leong
The Better Allies Approach to Hiring by Karen Catlin
How to Spot a Liar by Gregory Hartley, Maryann Karinch
Culture Driven Recruiting by Lee-Anne Edwards
People as Merchandise by Josef Kadlec, Foreword David E. Perry, Quotation Barbara Corcoran
Remote by Jason Fried
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
Drive by Daniel H. Pink
Full Stack Recruiter by Jan Tegze
The Talent Delusion by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Victory Through Organization by Dave Ulrich
Strengths-Based Recruitment and Development by Sally Bibb
The Book of Recruiting; Da Costa Style by Dean da Costa
The Art of Sustainable Performance by Sebastiaan Kodden
Internal Recruitment by Paul Myers
The Challenger Sale by Matthew Dixon