Eight Books Recruiters Should Read in 2022

Maria Flores
June 22, 2022

Now that you are setting up or have set up your goals for 2022, it’s a good time to think about which books can help you achieve them. What can you learn about your industry to build up your and your team’s skills and abilities? This is a list of 8 books you should take a look at if you are working in the recruiting area. 

1 - Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones. Author: James Clear

Nothing related to recruiting. But this book will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits--whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress or achieve any other goal.

2 - Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead. Author: Laszlo Block

If you are looking for a guide to hire and manage in a smarter way, this book is for you. The author’s experience as a Head of People Operations at Google will definitely help you to improve your recruiting processes and practices.

3 - Full Stack Recruiter: Ten Modern Recruiter’s Guide. Author: Jan Tegze

With plenty of experience in recruiting, Tegze will help you to maximize your results when using online platforms to recruit. Besides, it dives a little bit into marketing and candidate engagement as well. Regardless of your amount of experience in the recruiting industry, this is a book that will help you.

4 - The Consultative Recruiter: The Key to Faster Fills, More Candidates & Happier Hiring. Author: Katherine Moody

If you are feeling somewhat frustrated with hiring managers and their way to work, this book is for you. It offers tips and techniques to form positive and productive relationships in the workplace. The better you can relate, the more productive your company becomes. 

5 - Hire With Your Head: Using Performance-Based Hiring to Build Great Teams. Author: Lou Adler

Not everything can be a good impression and what your gut tells you about a specific candidate. If you are into data analytics, this book might be interesting for you. Adler combines case studies, testimonies and scientific research and explains performance-based hiring. 

6 - The Robot-Proof Recruiter: A Survival Guide for Recruitment and Sourcing Professionals. Author: Katrina Collier

If you are looking for skills that no Artificial Intelligence program can learn, this is a great book for you. Learn how to work better along with AI, instead of against it. This entertaining text will make you laugh and help you to be a complete recruiter that does not only rely on technology to find the ideal candidates for a position. 

7 - Talent Magnet: How to Attract and Keep the Best People. Author: Mark Miller

A very easy read, this book will serve you as a guide to seek and find the top talents among a pool of qualified candidates. 

8 - High-Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant. Author: Scott Wintrip

Now, more than ever, hiring the best people requires foresight, planning, alertness, and decisive action. This book offers dynamic and proven-effective tools and systems for creating a hiring process designed for today’s fast-paced, talent-deficient landscape. You’ll enrich and maintain a flow of high-quality candidates, harness this flow by identifying the most talented people, and channel it into a pool of ready-to-hire prospective employees.

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