6 Books Every Recruiter Should Read

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Despite the popularity of podcasts in recent years, there’s no beating a page turner that offers insightful knowledge from the very first page to the last.

With the recruitment industry constantly evolving, it’s important to always be willing to educate yourself further. 

If you’re on the hunt for a book full of industry advice about the world of recruitment, we’ve picked 6 of our favourites for you to learn from:

Hire By Design: A Hiring Blueprint with Design Thinking 

By Jodi Brandstetter

Best selling author, Jodi Brandstetter teaches her readers how to utilise design thinking in talent acquisition. 

The book helps recruiters make their processes stronger by breaking down a typical talent acquisition strategy and applying design thinking to this. 

If you’re looking for a template to make your hiring practices more creative, this book is definitely worth the read! 

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

By Katrina Collier

Hoping to add some humanity to the sometimes cold nature of online recruitment, Katrina Collier’s book teaches recruiters how to enhance online relationships between hiring managers and candidates through technology.

If you’re interested in the part automation and digitisation has to play in the recruitment industry, and how this can be an advantage and disadvantage, you’re sure to find this an insightful read! 

96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire 

By Paul Falcone

Breaking the mould when it comes to traditional interviewing techniques, this book is the perfect read for hiring managers wanting to make the most out of their interview process.

Not only does this book teach readers what types of questions they should be asking in an interview, it also explains how to interpret answers correctly. 

Recruiting Sucks… But It Doesn’t Have To: Breaking Through the Myths That Got Us Here

By Steve Lowisz

If debunking myths is your thing, you’ll love Recruiting Sucks… But It Doesn’t Have To. 

Considered a talent optimisation guru, Steve Lowisz is definitely an expert in his field and in this book he looks at 7 recruiting myths about attracting stronger talent and exposes why these aren’t what they’re made out to be. 

If you want to learn more about marketing and leave traditional recruiting behind, this is the read for you! 

Hire with your Head: Using Performance-Based Hiring to Build Great Teams

By Lou Adler

After a long and successful career as a recruiter, Lou Adler has created a guide to help readers hire for any position. 

Hire with your Head talks about the importance of the internet within the hiring process and Adler’s belief that hiring practices must be systematic in order to keep up with changes in the industry, keeps his knowledge current and relevant. 

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

By Andy Headworth

Looking to improve your hiring process through the power of social media?

If you want to maximise your social media channels but don’t know where to start, this is the book you need. 

Social Media Recruitment will walk you through everything you need to know from designing a social strategy to creating content for an international audience. 

Not only will this guide help you make the most out of social media, it will also teach you how to measure return on investment and predict future trends for you to get on board with!

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