7+1 Must Reads for Every Recruiter
Posted on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 3:17 am
Market conditions, recruitment tools and the industry requirements have significantly changed over the last few years. The current state of recruiting industry is certainly a far cry from the days when candidates used to carpet bomb their resumes to every potential employer. Today, potential candidates look for companies that’re driven by purpose, impact and meaning – where team members are motivated (not ordered) to perform to the best of their abilities.
With the constantly changing recruitment landscape, the role of a recruiter is constantly evolving as well. And the only way recruiters can cope with change is honing their skills.
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”
– Joseph Addison
Here’s a lowdown on 8 books that recruiters must read to keep up with the latest trends in today’s fast-paced recruiting industry.
1. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
It offers great insights on what drives our thinking process. Penned by Nobel-Prize winning Daniel Kahneman, the book gives valuable guidance on how human beings think and how that affects our lives. This book is a real asset for recruiters.
2. Who: The A Method for Hiring by Geoff Smart, Randy Street, and Patrick Lawlor
It guides you through the labyrinth of the hiring process. It explains how you can improve hiring methods and increase your success rate.
3. Keeping the Millennial: Why Companies are Losing Billions in Turnover to this Generation by Jan Ferri-Reed and Joanne Sujansky
Are you confused over how to understand and handle the millennial? If yes, then read this book.
4. Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina
This book takes you on a fascinating journey into the workings of the human brain.
5. 96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before you Hire by Paul Falcone
Do not judge this book by its name and do not expect to get what the title suggests. Instead, this book can be your ultimate guide for conducting excellent interview sessions. It will help you understand the fundamentals of judging the right candidate and how you can draw the exact information you want from them.
6. The Hiring Prophecies by Andrew LaCivita
Read the book to understand why the best of the recruitment decisions can turn into a nightmare. It’s an organized and concise guide to understand how recruiters and candidates gather information and process it.
7. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
The book explains the psychology of why people say “yes” & how to implement these learnings in our day to day life. It’s packed with amazing content on how you can influence others in a mutually beneficial way.
8. Search and Placement by Larry Nobles and Steve Finkel
The book is an indispensable guide on the fundamentals of hiring. From organizing your workspace to controlling your work flow, candidate follow-up and negotiating offers – this book covers all.
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