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Best Recruiting Books Worth Your Attention

Here is a list of the best Recruiting books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Recruiting 101: The Fundamentals of Being a Great Recruiter (2016)

 Best Recruiting Books Worth Your AttentionWhy 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. In addition, step-by-step instruction is included on how to become efficient in using these major recruitment tools: LinkedIn, Indeed, Facebook, Monster, and…
Author(s): Steven Mostyn

2. Revolutionary Recruiting: How The Faremouth Method Helps Job Seekers, Recruiters and Businesses Learn To Match People With Their Passions (2017)

 Best Recruiting Books Worth Your AttentionHow the Faremouth Method Helps Job Seekers, Recruiters and Businesses Learn to Match People with their Passions. Are you tired of the same old recruiting models and methods that simply match a job listing to a resume? Then this is the book you’ve been waiting for. Revolutionary Recruiting is a handbook for recruiters, employers, and job seekers ready to try a new, innovative method for matching the whole individual to the job. The Faremouth Method, developed over 25 years, will teach you how to evaluate, interview, and assess a candidate’s interests, passions, and skills, alongside their qualifications and…
Author(s): Mary Ann Faremouth

3. Recruiting Sucks…But It Doesn’t Have To: Breaking Through the Myths That Got Us Here (2019)

 Best Recruiting Books Worth Your AttentionPeople are a business’s most important asset, but when it comes to hiring, practices are wildly out-of-date, relying on the same wisdom that has been used for over fifty years.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…
Author(s): Steve Lowisz

4. Recruit Rockstars: The 10 Step Playbook to Find the Winners and Ignite Your Business (2017)

 Best Recruiting Books Worth Your AttentionWould you trust your company's most important decision to a coin toss? Well, that's what most hiring managers do every day.50% of new hires are gone within 18 months. What if you could improve those odds dramatically… enough to fill every seat with a Rockstar? Imagine the difference it would make in your company. You'd thrill your investors, ship your new products on time, and beat your numbers every quarter. If you're like most executives, you've conducted a lot of interviews. So, you trust your gut. The problem is that your gut will…
Author(s): Jeff Hyman

5. Recruiting in the Age of Googlization (2017)

 Best Recruiting Books Worth Your AttentionDescribed as a “Millennial trapped in a Baby Boomer body,” Ira S. Wolfe has emerged as one of HR’s most visionary thinkers in managing the convergence of the tired, the wired, and technology. Ira is a TEDx Speaker and President of Success Performance Solutions, a company that provides a portfolio of employee assessments as well as hiring and recruitment consulting. He is a prolific blogger, contributing writer, podcaster, and author. His first book The Perfect Labor Storm launched him onto the national stage which was followed by Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization. His 2016 TEDx…
Author(s): Ira S Wolfe

6. Culture Driven Recruiting: There is No “Talent War” if You Eliminate the Competition (2018)

 Best Recruiting Books Worth Your AttentionDisrupters 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…
Author(s): Lee-Anne Edwards

7. Recruiting Up: How I Recruited Hundreds of Professionals in my Network Marketing Business and How You Can, Too (2016)

 Best Recruiting Books Worth Your AttentionHOW I RECRUITED HUNDREDS OF PROFESSIONALS IN MY NETWORK MARKETING BUSINESS AND HOW YOU CAN, TOO “Recruiting up” means recruiting professionals, business owners, sales people, real estate agents, insurance brokers, financial planners, and other people with the talent and resources to build a successful network marketing business. Author David M. Ward is an attorney who recruited hundreds of professionals in his network marketing business and built a six-figure passive income in just a few years. “When you recruit a lot of people who can recruit a lot of people,” he says, “your…
Author(s): David M. Ward

8. Technology Made Simple for the Technical Recruiter, Second Edition: A Technical Skills Primer (2019)

 Best Recruiting Books Worth Your AttentionIf 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 ·…
Author(s): Obi Ogbanufe

9. Be a Recruiting Superstar: The Fast Track to Network Marketing Millions (2008)

 Best Recruiting Books Worth Your AttentionNetwork marketing-also known as direct selling and multilevel marketing-has turned millions of people into successful business owners. But to truly reach their earning potential, network marketers need to successfully grow their businesses by recruiting the right people. Written by a true network marketing superstar who personally enlisted over 1,000 people in her first year, the book reveals a proven, innovative approach to recruiting that gets results fast. Readers will learn how to: * discover their own recruiting style * identify people who will become a great part of their team * do and say the right things to turn…
Author(s): Mary Christensen

10. Talent Fix (2018)

 Best Recruiting Books Worth Your AttentionCorporate 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 succ ess 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…
Author(s): Tim Sackett

11. Executive Recruiting For Dummies (2017)

 Best Recruiting Books Worth Your AttentionRecruiting 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. There are 10,000,000…
Author(s): David E. Perry

Best Recruiting Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some recruiting books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Disaster Volunteers: Recruiting and Managing People Who Want to Help

Author(s): Brenda D. Phillips
ID: 2555875, Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann, Year: 2020, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

RecruitWise: your practical guide to enhanced Recruiting Skills.

Author(s): Kumar, Rajiv; Prasad, Hemant
ID: 2663632, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 315 Kb, Format: epub

The Art of Sustainable Performance: A Model for Recruiting, Selection, and Professional Development

Author(s): Bas Kodden
ID: 2889985, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Springer, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly chart-busters according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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