Talent and HR News Weekly Roundup: Best Reads for Recruiters

There's a whole lot of content out there for recruiters. Some good, some not so good. If you're looking for some of the best reads for recruiters, we've sifted through recent content that's out there and highlighted some of our favorites below. And please share anything you have come across in recent months in the comments below. 1) Recruiting: Darwinism or Creationism? from Recruiting Blogs

"Baby I Was Born This Way: Uh, no you weren’t. You were in a really good job that required either A. Good sales and client development skills B. Good research and/or organizational skills, or C. a love for making money.  Nobody grows up wanting to be a recruiter. We happen to luck into to it, and for some of us (the lucky ones?) it becomes the found career path."

2) Do You Suffer from Obsessive Exotic Sourcing Syndrome? from Boolean Black Belt

"If you check out the definition of 'exotic,' you will find 'strikingly, excitingly, or mysteriously different or unusual.' Exotic sourcing consists of sourcing methods and technologies that are, yes – you guessed it – 'strikingly, excitingly, or mysteriously different or unusual.'"

3) 7 Reasons Why Being a Recruiter is Downright Awesome from Pinstripe

"If you’re in recruiting, my guess is you didn’t grow up seeking to join the profession (I sure didn’t). Like most youths with stars in their eyes, you probably dreamed of space travel, dancing, acting, singing or playing professional sports in front of thousands, perhaps millions of fans.  If those dreams didn’t come true, don’t fret; recruiting is a darn fine profession—one that offers a wealth of career development and growth opportunities, unmatched talent expertise, the building of relationships, consultative action and, well, the chance to be the smartest person in the room."

4) 9 Great Resources for Human Resources Professionals from RecruiterBox

"If you are a human resources manager, then you probably have a lot of work on your plate. If you find yourself in need of a second opinion, advice on a touchy subject, a community of other HR professionals to chat with, or simply the latest news in your industry, then be sure to check out the following HR and personnel management resources."

5) Top 8 Books for Recruiters from Amazon

"The list author says: 'There are few good books for recruiters. There are even fewer than give insight into the meat of what recruiters need to look for in a recruitment process. These books do exactly that. These books are good for recruiters at every level and stage in their careers. I also recommend these books to in-house HR and anyone working in a company where they have an active role in recruitment.'"

6) Recruiting and Hiring Top-Quality Employees from Entrepreneur

"As all employers quickly learn, there's a world of difference between a worker who's correctly matched to their job and their organization, and one who is not. But how do you find and match the right people to the right jobs? By including, in your comprehensive people strategy, a well-structured recruiting and selection program. The key to successfully developing such a program is to follow a proven recruiting process for the positions you need to fill. Resist the temptation to omit steps, because shortcutting the process can shortchange your results."

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