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Interesting reads for today’s recruiter

For some, summertime can mean a lull in recruitment and expendable hours for sunshine, seaside vacations and a little catching up on intellectual finds. Whether you’re sitting by the pool or on your lunch break, these summer reads are a great way to work in some fun professional development.

Online Reads

If you’re looking for something shorter and easily-digestible, check out these online articles.

NACE’s – Staying High Touch Amid a High Volume of Applications

The National Association for Colleges and Employers shares best practices from Disney Campus Recruitment as they work to make their candidates know they won’t get lost during the application process.

Entrepreneur’s – Mobile Recruiting: Here’s the Guide You Can’t Live Without

Tips and tricks on how to optimize or improve your mobile recruiting efforts to avoid common faux pas.


Keeping The Millennials: Why companies are losing billions in turnover to this generation- and what to do about it  by Joanne Sujansky and Jan Ferri-Reed

“Corporations are always concerned about return on investment. Drs. Sujansky and Ferri-Reed have made a clear case about the bottom-line value of keeping Millennials — and creating productive workplace cultures for all generations. This is a must-read for anyone concerned about the retention of these key employees.”
Jack Phillips, PhD,Chairman, ROI Institute





Social Media Recruitment: How to successfully integrate social media into recruitment strategy by Andy Headworth

“As the landscape of recruiting changes, different methods are needed to reach talent, and social media is a key channel.  However, many HR and recruiting professionals are not equipped with the expertise to create a social media recruiting strategy.

In a series of easy to follow chapters and manageable steps, Social Media Recruitment covers the essentials from the beginning to the end of the process, including: how to implement a social media strategy; the crossover between HR, recruiting and marketing; measuring ROI; HR policies and procedures needed; big data and HR; using technology in recruiting, such as video interviewing; social media as an internal collaboration and communication tool across companies; how social media will impact recruiting and HR in the future.”


Headhunters by Jo Nesbø

“With Headhunters, Jo Nesbø has crafted a funny, dark, and twisted caper story worthy of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers.”


If you’re not into reading, this novel has been adapted into a motion picture in 2012.




If you have suggestions on good reads for our next newsletter, please comment below or let us know next time you’re on-campus.

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