I still remember the day that my boss put me in charge of company recruiting. I thought it was punishment for something I had done wrong. Back then, I thought recruiting was boring because the only part of the process that I saw was the interviewing part.
Wow, was I wrong!
To be successful in recruiting involves a tremendous amount of strategy. It includes being an effective communicator to multiple audiences, both inside and outside the organization. Recruiting is about constant activity. And recruiting is about tracking the numbers.
There are lots of books out on the market about pieces of the recruiting process. You’ve seen them – employer branding, interviewing skills, onboarding, etc. But there are very few books that take someone through the entire recruiting process from start to finish.
That was the book I needed when my boss decided that I was going to manage the company’s recruiting function. So, I wrote it for people who are faced with the same situation that I tackled back then. I also wrote it for senior leaders (like my old boss) to give to the go-getter they task with managing recruiting. And finally, I wrote it for recruiters, so they can share it with hiring managers who only see the small part of the process that I saw years ago.
“The Recruiter’s Handbook: A Complete Guide for Sourcing, Selecting, and Engaging the Best Talent” covers the entire talent acquisition process: candidate strategies, organizational strategies, sourcing, selection, and onboarding. We even talk a little about post-onboarding activities to keep new hires engaged.
My readers know that I’m all about takeaways, so I filled this book with tips and advice you can use immediately on the job. Each chapter includes a case study to help you draw some creative inspiration. I’ve even included tips from CEOs, human resources and talent acquisition professionals about how they find, hire, and select the best talent. You’ll also get websites and resources you can tap into if you want a deeper dive.
Hiring and retaining the best talent has been, and will continue to be, a priority for organizations everywhere. This puts a little (or maybe a whole lot) of pressure on talent acquisition to deliver. Understanding the process — the entire process — is the key for recruiting success.
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