Books: Three of a kind - How to hire with confidence

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Teach Yourself Recruitment
Edward Peppitt
Teach Yourself £9.99

It says it on the tin, this book is for first-time recruiters. So if you're the MD of a small business looking to expand the company, read on. Accessible and practical, this handy book is a great starting point to guide you through making your first appointments. It covers all the essential must-knows, from how to advertise vacancies to when to give second interviews. Teach Yourself Recruitment will earn its keep on your desk long after you've found your first new recruit.

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Recruiting Excellence
Jeff Grout and Sarah Perrin
McGraw-Hill £10.99

A denser handbook, Recruiting Excellence is targeted at HR professionals and is split into three sections: the employment market, practical recruiting procedures and the ramifications once a selection has been made. The tone is wordier, with more academic discussion on HR hot topics such as 'the war for talent'.

A very good book for people in bigger organisations looking for thoughtful instruction.

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Assessment Methods
Robert Edenborough
Kogan Page £24.95

Focusing on assessment centres, psychometric testing and structured interviews, this weighty tome provides a mass of detailed information to reassure any needy HR manager. It is a comprehensive reference book that draws on the author's knowledge and passion for all things HR-related.

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