Top 10 Recruiting Books to Read in 2019

1.      Recruiting in the Age of Googlization by Ira Wolfe

If you are a recruiter and you’re not paying attention to how google is changing recruiting, you are being irresponsible. If you only read one recruiting book this year, read this one.

 “Scary and astute” – Charles Coy, Global Head of Analyst and Community Relations

“Everything you thought you knew about recruiting has changed” – Jeff Hoffman, Serial Entrepreneur

2.      The Talent Delusion by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Using a combination of psychology and data driven solutions to measure, predict and manage talent.

“This is the book I want to hand every manager I’ve ever worked with who mistakenly assumes “give me 5 minutes with a candidate and I’ll tell ya if they are a good hire.” Every chapter is filled with quotes, findings, and ideas that I want to post on Twitter and share with the world”―Dr. Todd Carlisle, VP of HR, Twitter

3.      Recruit Rockstars by Jeff Hyman

“I read this book in one weekend, and I loved it. Everybody claims they want to hire A-Players, but Jeff and his book help you understand why B-Players are more damaging to your company than you expect. You can’t build a world-changing company without world-class talent. Ignore Jeff’s wisdom at your own peril.” – Dick Costolo, Former CEO of Twitter, and CEO of Chorus

4.      Revolutionary Recruiting by Mary Ann Faremouth

The Faremouth method focuses on matching the whole individual to the job by highlighting why candidates are looking, taking a deeper look at what both the candidate and employer truly want and focusing on relationships. Filled with personal experiences, yet a succinct and practical guide to recruiting.

5.      The Talent Fix by Tim Sackett

Using a step by step approach, The Talent Approach, shows how to simple fixes, organizational designs, and technology can help your organization create a scalable ability to recruit. A recruiting book with a sense of humor and little fluff.

6.      The Talent Magnet by Mark Miller

Mark takes a storytelling approach to this engaging and accessible guide to attracting the best talent. This book provides timeless insights on what motivates people who can work anywhere and how to get them to work for you.

7.      Creative Hiring by Ozan Dagdeviren

Creativity, curiosity, collaboration and genuineness. These are the central concepts the pinnacle model is built upon. The author takes a refreshing and revolutionary look at the hiring process and dismisses old ideas about recruiting. Personalities and belief systems are emphasized.

8.      Culture Driven Recruiting by Lee-Anne Edwards

This well written, relatable, humorous and entertaining book starts with urging the reader to start with your company culture. Don’t expect just a passive read! You will be prompted with charts and exercises to complete.

9.      What Every Body Is Saying by Joe Navarro

One of two non-recruiting books, but one I definitely recommend for recruiters. This book will teach you nonverbal intelligence, how to read body language and look for deceptive behaviors. Beware, after reading this book, you won’t be able to un-see a lot of the deception going on among those around you!

10.  Caro’s Book of Poker Tells

During college, poker helped me pay my bills, shortly after reading Caro’s Book of Poker Tells, I entered my first large poker tournament and took first place. Although I rarely play anymore, I still put the skills learned from this book to use every time I interview someone. This is a great primer on reading people. Many times while interviewing, I notice a “bluff”, triggering me to ask follow up questions.