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Best Recruitment Books Reviewed & Ranked

Here is a list of the best Recruitment 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 Recruitment Books Reviewed & RankedWhy 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:…
Author(s): Steven Mostyn

2. Lean Recruitment: Finding Better Talent Faster (2017)

Best Recruitment Books Reviewed & RankedThe prospect of finding the right candidate for an open job position can be daunting to even the most seasoned manager. There is more competition than ever for high performing employees, and the ramifications of making a poor hire are significant. Only the largest and wealthiest organizations can afford the standard of service offered by traditional recruitment firms……until now. Based on years of experience recruiting for clients, Gary Romano and Alison LaRocca (Principals of Civitas Strategies and Access HR) present Lean Recruitment©- a proven…
Author(s): Gary Romano, Alison LaRocca

3. Social Media Recruitment: How to Successfully Integrate Social Media into Recruitment Strategy (2015)

Best Recruitment Books Reviewed & RankedAs the landscape of recruiting changes, different methods are needed to reach talent, and social media is a key channel.  However, many HR and recruiting professionals are not equipped with the expertise to create a social media recruiting strategy.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…
Author(s): Andy Headworth

4. The Rich Recruiter (2014)

Best Recruitment Books Reviewed & RankedWhether you’re new to recruitment, an experienced recruiter or a struggling recruiter, The Rich Recruiter is a step by step guide on how rich recruitment consultants achieve their success. The Rich Recruiter has been written specifically for recruitment consultants working for recruitment agencies. Therefore, it has remained completely true to the industry. You’ll learn: 1. How to win new clients, even in a competitive market 2. How to handle objections and bypass preferred supplier lists (PSL) 3. How to get past difficult gatekeepers 4. How to acquire the direct numbers and email addresses of those hard to reach…
Author(s): Andrew Leong

5. Employee Recruitment, Selection, and Assessment: Contemporary Issues for Theory and Practice (Current Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology) (2015)

Best Recruitment Books Reviewed & RankedPersonnel selection is changing. Whilst traditional face-to-face interviews are still common, the range of assessment processes that inform the selection of candidates is increasingly diverse, taking advantage not only of new technologies, but also using new methods and strategies, such as assessment centres and personality testing. This new collection looks at the most important contemporary issues in recruitment, selection and assessment today, highlighting the latest research from the perspective of both recruiter and applicant. The book is…
Author(s): Ioannis Nikolaou

6. The Talent Magnet: Employer Branding & Recruitment Marketing Strategies to Attract Millennial Talent (2016)

Best Recruitment Books Reviewed & RankedEmployer Branding & Recruitment Marketing Strategies to Attract Millennial Talent. It’s predicted that, by the year 2025, more than 75% of the global workforce will be made up of Millennial talent. Some call them Gen Y; others label them Millennials. Whatever you wish to call this generation, it’s true to say that those born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s think differently, act differently, and ultimately react differently to any other age group. They have different ambitions and views on work to those that came before them. The consumer’s buying dynamic has changed: often…
Author(s): Richard Evans

7. Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0: How to Stand Out from the Crowd and Tap Into the Hidden Job Market using Social Media and 999 other Tactics Today (2011)

Best Recruitment Books Reviewed & RankedThis new Third Edition features the latest job-hunting strategies for the Information Age. You’ll discover key techniques to reach hiring managers at the employers you want to work for most. New chapters integrate using social media and social networking tools like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and ZoomInfo in your job search, along with case studies from successful guerrilla job hunters that detail what works in today’s hyper competitive job market with commentary from America’s top recruiters. The job search process has changed drastically in the past few years. Turn these changes to your advantage and…
Author(s): Jay Conrad Levinson, David E. Perry

8. The Complete It Recruitment Survival Guide (2008)

Best Recruitment Books Reviewed & RankedAyub Shaikh is a renowned trainer, famous for having brought credibility, confidence and industry knowledge to over 5,000 IT recruitment consultants, HR professionals and resourcers through his training courses around the world. In the past Ayub himself was an accomplished IT recruiter in the financial heart of London and is now a mentor to some of the world’s largest IT recruitment consultancies. His company Holistica Consulting is the world’s only training company dedicated purely to teaching IT recruiters and resourcers all they need to know about the various IT vertical markets such as…
Author(s): Ayub Shaikh

9. The Chapter President: Preparing Sorority and Fraternity Leaders for the Unexpected (2013)

Best Recruitment Books Reviewed & RankedYou have a plan for your term as chapter president. Your plan includes goals for academic, social, philanthropic and athletic success. But your plan doesn’t account for the unexpected. It is the unexpected that cripples chapters and prevents them from reaching their full potential. A president must understand their responsibilities and be prepared to address a myriad of leadership challenges. “The Chapter President”, compiled from the insight of thefraternityadvisor.com’s most loyal readers, explains how a sorority or fraternity leader can overcome these situations to become…
Author(s): Patrick Daley

10. Organized Violence after Civil War: The Geography of Recruitment in Latin America (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics) (2017)

Best Recruitment Books Reviewed & RankedNearly half of all countries emerging from civil conflict relapse into war within a few years of signing a peace agreement. The postwar trajectories of armed groups vary from organizational cohesion to dissolution, demilitarization to remilitarization. In Organized Violence after Civil War, Daly analyzes evidence from thirty-seven militia groups in Colombia, demonstrating that the primary driving force behind these changes is the variation in recruitment patterns within, and between, the warring groups. She documents the transition from war to peace through…
Author(s): Sarah Zukerman Daly

11. The Persuasion, Influencing & Sales Recipe For Recruitment Search Firm Owners (2015)

Best Recruitment Books Reviewed & RankedThis ‘Secret Recipe’ is for creating a long-lasting six-figure plus search and recruitment firm… and the critically acclaimed tools mean that you never have to cold call again! This book is ONLY for search and recruitment owners who are serious about building a strong, enduring business. Here are just a few of the strategies you’ll get: This is book will TRANSFORM your recruitment/search business into a valuable ASSET that is scalable, allowing you to have a predictable income and a business with REAL VALUE, which sets you apart from your competitors. #2,508,559 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #831 in Labor &…
Author(s): Terry Edwards

12. The Educated Marketer: Inbound Marketing for Student Recruitment Success (2016)

Best Recruitment Books Reviewed & RankedEveryone in college and university admission knows that student recruitment is challenging. More and more now question the value of a college degree–especially a liberal arts degree–and are seeking quicker and cheaper alternatives to four-year programs. To complicate matters, today’s rising juniors and seniors–all of whom are digital natives–are immune or averse to advertising, once the foundation of college marketing efforts. Increasingly, college marketers and admissions professionals are finding that their efforts just aren’t offering the kind of return they once did….
Author(s): Christopher Grant, Leah Peters

13. Participant Recruitment and Retention in Intervention and Evaluation Research (Pocket Guide to Social Work Research Methods) (2018)

Best Recruitment Books Reviewed & RankedThis practical “how to” guide integrates a comprehensive, interdisciplinary review of literature, alongside a wealth of the authors’ combined research experience, into a framework for behavioral health and other investigators concerned with successful participant recruitment and retention in intervention and evaluation research studies. The content applies across disciplines, provides numerous real-world and hypothetical examples, analyzes complex issues and ethical concerns, and provides investigators with concrete, practical tools for planning,…
Author(s): Audrey L. Begun, Lisa K. Berger, et al.

14. Recruitment and Selection: Strategies for Workforce Planning & Assessment (2019)

Best Recruitment Books Reviewed & RankedThe workforce is changing and talent management is more important than ever. Recruitment and Selection: Strategies for Workforce Planning & Assessment unpacks best practices for designing, implementing, and evaluating strategies for hiring the right people. Using a proven job analysis framework, author Carrie A. Picardi uses her academic and industry experience to teach students how to assess candidates in an accurate, legal, and ethical manner. With clarity and relevance, this book truly bridges theory and concept with practice in an engaging manner and will benefit students who need to hit the ground…
Author(s): Carrie A. Picardi

Best Recruitment Books Reviewed & Ranked

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 recruitment 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.

Selection and Recruitment in the Healthcare Professions: Research, Theory and Practice

Author(s): Fiona Patterson, Lara Zibarras
Publisher: Springer International Publishing,Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311263

The Wiley Blackwell handbook of the psychology of recruitment, selection and employee retention

Author(s): Goldstein, Harold W.; Passmore, Jonathan; Pulakos, Elaine Diane; Semedo, Carla
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell, Year: 2017, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2139686

Sensory Panel Management: A Practical Handbook for Recruitment, Training and Performance

Author(s): Lauren Rogers
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2208660

Learning Agility: The Impact on Recruitment and Retention

Author(s): Linda S. Gravett, Sheri A. Caldwell
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2016, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1534544

In Situ Tissue Regeneration. Host Cell Recruitment and Biomaterial Design

Author(s): Sang Jin Lee, Anthony Atala, James J Yoo
Publisher: Academic Press, Year: 2016, Size: 22 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1578121

Social Media in Employee Selection and Recruitment: Theory, Practice, and Current Challenges

Author(s): Richard N Landers, Gordon B Schmidt (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1580044

Days of Glory?: Imaging Military Recruitment and the French Revolution

Author(s): Valerie Mainz
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2016, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1582675

Membership essentials: recruitment, retention, roles, responsibilities, and resources

Author(s): Jacobs, Sheri
Publisher: ASAE / Wiley, Year: 2016, Size: 28 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1606863

Organized violence after civil war: the geography of recruitment in Latin America

Author(s): Sarah Zukerman Daly
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2016, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1688230

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted 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 books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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