Books Every Recruitment Agency Owner Should Read

08 Feb 2021

Recruitment Advice

With so much more time at home right now, it’s the perfect opportunity to add to your reading list!

You might need escapism, but as a recruitment agency owner there are a number of books out there that can help you grow your business, and grow yourself as a business owner.

Below we’ve highlighted five for you to take a look at, let us know if you’ve read something great that we should add to the list.

The Professional Recruiter’s Handbook: Delivering Excellence in Recruitment Practice by Jane Newell Brown and Ann Swain

This is a handbook that has received rave reviews from those in the industry, particularly from startup recruitment agencies.

It’s described as the complete guide to achieving success in recruitment – what more could you ask for!

If you’re just starting out it provides practical tips on retaining clients, and finding innovative ways to do what you do.

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The Robot-Proof Recruiter: A Survival Guide for Recruitment and Sourcing Professionals by Katrina Collier

As a recruiter, you’re probably used to hearing how the industry will be replaced by AI (even though we know it won’t!).

Author Katrina Collier shares in this guide how to cut through the noise and stand out in an industry swamped with technology.

Though everyone talks about the importance of a digital profile, she highlights how becoming a recruiter that candidates and clients trust is way more than just a post or two on LinkedIn. 

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The Savage Truth: Lessons in leadership, business and life from 40 years in recruitment by Greg Savage

Greg Savage has worked within the recruitment industry for over 40 years, and has become a globally recognised voice.

In this insightful book he shares his own story, and the lessons he’s learned. However he also has a number of lessons, including how to build your personal brand and negotiate fees and margins.

His humorous style makes it a fun read while still being insightful!

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Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler

Working in recruitment means you end up having to have some difficult conversations.

You’re helping people make huge life-altering career decisions, and encouraging companies to make big investments.

Crucial Conversations Tools gives recruiters smart ways to have those conversations. The authors claim reading this book will help you improve your communication skills and achieve positive outcomes, whatever the circumstances!

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On Recruitment by Mitch Sullivan

Mitch Sullivan has become well-known for sharing his witty views on recruitment after spending years in the industry.

However hidden under the funny anecdotes is some useful advice that might make you rethink your approach to recruitment.

Even if it doesn’t really provide you with any information you didn’t already know, you’ll likely have a laugh or two along the way!

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