Good Reads for Recruiters

Even us tenured and weathered recruiters like to keep up on trends, the market, or any ideas that keep our minds fresh, give us tools to help you the hiring manager, or sometimes simply for some levity. Here are some interesting reads. I find it very helpful to learn from other points of view and experiences. I chose these to share because they share our same approach. PEOPLE! It is the Magic of the Human Connection©

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

People are a business’s most important asset, but when it comes to hiring, practices are wildly out-of-date, relying on the same wisdom that is the foundation for recruiting for over fifty years.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 real ways to inspire employees, take responsibility, avoid reliance on technology, embrace diversity, and more

Or try this one!

Who by Geoff Smart & Randy Street 

“In this instant New York Times Bestseller, Geoff Smart and Randy Street provide a simple, practical, and effective solution to what The Economist calls “the single biggest problem in business today”: unsuccessful hiring. The average hiring mistake costs a company $1.5 million or more a year and countless wasted hours. This statistic becomes even more startling when you consider that the typical hiring success rate of managers is only 50 percent.

The silver lining is that “who” problems are easily preventable. Based on more than 1,300 hours of interviews with more than 20 billionaires and 300 CEOs, Who presents Smart and Street’s A Method for Hiring.

All the best,

Kimberly Kenner