An art where one has to use his/her skills or brilliance to choose the right candidate from a pool of talents is not an easy task. Like every sector, HR also is going through changes. The process has transformed a lot with the advent of technology and social media. From direct interviews, employers have switched to Skype or WhatsApp interviews for candidate selection. It is imperative that HR professionals stay informed about new developments in the industry
Here are five books every Recruiter must read in their career:
1. The Robot-Proof Recruiter: A survival guide for recruitment and sourcing professionals
Written by Katrina Collier, this book takes a look at the importance of using technology effectively to find the right candidate. It asserts that although AI, robotics and chatbots have taken over the scenario, human intervention still matters. It tells the reader how to convey thoughts to the ideal candidate who is flooded with information online. Definitely, a handbook for the modern HR professional.
2. Work Rules: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead
Laszlo Bock, former Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google, describes various aspects of hiring in his best-selling book Work Rules: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Will Live and Lead. He stresses the importance of learning from employees, hiring smart people, relying on data and, most of all, being transparent in communication. This is an ideal book for data-driven HR enthusiasts. It will change your perspective about dealing with people.
3. Hiring for Attitude: A Revolutionary Approach to Recruiting and Selecting People with Both Tremendous Skills and Superb Attitude
This book by Mark Murphy points to hiring employees with the right attitude. According to the author, just like talent, attitude also counts. If the employee does not fit into the environment of the company, it is very likely that the person becoming a loose cannon the employer has to fear every time. The book explains how to find an employee who will sync with the company.
4. 96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire
Clarity in answers makes recruiting easier and better, argues the book by Paul Falcone. The book done in Q&A format presents tools that HR professionals can use to elicit honest and complete information from candidates. It also gives hints on interpreting responses, background check techniques, and the need of reinventing the employment application in tune with the changing time.
5. Social Media Recruitment: How to Successfully Integrate Social Media And Recruitment Strategy
Andy Headworth’s book explains the need to utilise social media tools to attract talent. Social media have become an inevitable part of hiring candidates. However, not many recruiters are not trained in tapping the potential of social media techniques. In the book, Andy narrates what social media means to HR backed with insights from the industry experts and case studies. A must-read book for new-age HR professionals.