3 Books for the Sourcer or Recruiter in Your Life This Holiday Season

Are you scratching your head trying to decide what you should buy the sourcer or recruiter in your life this holiday season? If so, one of these books might make their holiday season a little brighter. The sourcing world changes quickly so I am only including 2013 publications in this list.

Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think?

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Jeremy Roberts, SPHR, is VP, Customer Experience at HiringSolved. He is the previous Editor of SourceCon. Prior to joining the ERE Media team, he spent over a decade working as a recruiter, sourcer, and sourcing manager. This time was spent in diverse environments, including third party agency settings (retained and contingent), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, and internal corporate HR departments. His previous employers include the MHA Group, Ajilon Finance, Korn Ferry Futurestep, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, and Randstad Sourceright, US. He resides in Corinth, TX with his wife and 3 children.

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2 Comments on “3 Books for the Sourcer or Recruiter in Your Life This Holiday Season

  1. If only recruiting was simply a case of mastering boolean. Even if a Recruiter need their skills improving in some of these areas, everything they need is on the www. I’d rather see Recruiters reading books that improves the knowledge of the business they are supporting (or just business generally) or encourages people to think differently. Becoming a more credible Recruiter isn’t just about technical skills to find prospects. You also need to be able to be able to think laterally, be able to challenge convention and have the business knowledge to have a conversation with people. Some time ago I got stuck in to books like “Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance?: How I Turned Around IBM” (Louis Gerstner) and “Jack: Straight from the Gut” (Jack Welch).

    And I currently have queued on my Kindle:
    – Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
    – Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography – Walter Isaacson
    – The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon – Brad Stone

    Anyone else got any suggestions?

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