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The Recruiter's Handbook: A Complete Guide for Sourcing, Selecting, and Engaging the Best Talent

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The Recruiter’s Handbook provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide into the recruiting process -- from employer branding and the candidate experience to recruitment ethics and the changing legal landscape, from social media sourcing and reference checking to onboarding and succession planning. 

With insights, tips, and tools from dozens of recruiting experts and real-world case studies The Recruiter’s Handbook provides a tried, true, and tested toolkit to not only help shorten learning curves and avoid legal pitfalls, but also build trust in new hire relationships. 

Along the way it shows how to drive cultural change by raising awareness of your organization’s TA function; how to develop offers guidelines for your veteran, disabled, or even ex-offender recruiting efforts, how to build strong apprenticeship, mentoring, or internship programs, what style of interview works best, how do you effectively employ resources and tools like candidate assessments, reference checks, background checks without inadvertently violating the law, and much more. 

You’ll make this your talent acquisition bible, use its tools and templates as roadmaps to your own success and the success of your team, 

Also, at the end of each chapter, the book offers guidance and best practices from human resources, recruiting, and business professionals on how you can take your recruiting game to the next level.

At the end of each section, we’ll recap the top takeaways so you can stay focused on implementing your recruiting strategy as well as a list of actionable, practical tips, and resources to make your job easier.

Advance Praise for The Recruiter’s Handbook

The Recruiter’s Handbook is a vital guide to recruiting today. Addressing essential recruiting challenges and focusing on practical solutions rather than theories, Lauby demystifies persistent recruiting myths and imparts refreshing clarity about what really works. It will definitely become your ‘go-to’ guide for recruiting.” –Meghan M. Biro, Founder and CEO, TalentCulture Consulting Group

 "If you're competing for workers in a talent-driven economy, this is the ultimate handbook every senior executive will want to share with their team or hiring managers." –Laurie Ruettimann, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, HR Consultant, LFR Inc. ​

“The Recruiter’s Handbook is mandatory reading for all the insights, guidance, and resources you’ll need to get recruiting right!” –Chris Havrilla, global human capital management, technology & analytics strategist and consultant

“If I was interviewing for a corporate recruiting job I would study The Recruiter's Handbook like mad because once I did, I know I'd be able to talk the talk.” –Michael Kelemen, host of “The Recruiting Animal” radio show

“Lauby brings her straightforward perspective to one the most dynamic elements of HR today. Recruiters new to the industry and tenured professionals alike will benefit from the new fundamentals and emerging best practices presented.” –Kyle Lagunas, research manager, emerging trends in talent, IDC

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Additional Info

Name The Recruiter's Handbook: A Complete Guide for Sourcing, Selecting, and Engaging the Best Talent
SKU 61.14516
Year published 2018
Page count 300
Publisher SHRM
ISBN 9781586444655
Author Sharlyn Lauby
Format Paperback


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