BOOKS: Three of a kind - Find and attract the best people

BOOKS: Three of a kind - Find and attract the best people - RECRUITING EXCELLENCE; Jeff Grout & Sarah Perrin; McGraw Hill; pounds 19.99

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

RECRUITING EXCELLENCE; Jeff Grout & Sarah Perrin; McGraw Hill; pounds 19.99

If everything about recruitment can be covered in one book, this well-written offering does so. There are sections on how to attract candidates from different age groups and backgrounds, how to be a better interviewer, and how to make a candidate want to work for you. And if it all goes wrong, there's a section on how to fire people. ***

RECRUITING THE RIGHT STAFF: Chris Dukes; Rowmark; pounds 9.99

A simple guide to recruitment, with checklists of how and where to advertise job vacancies, whether to use agencies or not, and how to devise an ideal candidate profile. Has less depth than other books on the subject, but perfect for step-by-step essentials. **

HIRE WITH YOUR HEAD; Lou Adler; Wiley pounds 22.50

In encouraging rational hiring decisions, this book covers all the basics and more. And although it is strongly geared towards a US readership, managers in the UK should also find it useful. **

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