Executives are highly motivated to get better at hiring because they know the ability to consistently identify and recruit the right people is critical to the success of their businesses—and their personal advancement. But hiring people isn’t taught in business schools or executive development programs. This book provides the sorely needed and essential practical instruction that executives are not receiving elsewhere, supplying a step-by-step guide for those who want to excel at attracting and identifying talent.
Covering everything from the basics of defining a job to the intricacies of managing internal politics, this no-nonsense book provides a clear roadmap through the often-daunting and pitfall-laden recruiting process. In addition to explaining how to get it right, the book provides the information and guidance readers need to identify and fix the most common problems that doom hiring efforts to failure. Debunking the idea that “some people are just great recruiters and some aren’t,” the author clearly identifies the steps that anyone can take in order to master the art—and science—of recruiting.
Praise for Mastering the Art of Recruiting
“You can’t succeed without a great team, and this book shows how to build one. It’s an essential and highly practical guide to recruiting top talent.”
President & CEO, Columbia Investment Management Company
“At once brilliantly insightful and wonderfully entertaining, Mastering the Art of Recruiting is an indispensable guide for anyone who recognizes that hiring talented employees is the most critical factor in building successful businesses. Mike Travis has done a masterful job of laying out a clear and simple recipe anyone can follow for dramatically improving their hiring practices. In doing so, he offers organizations a powerful strategic advantage.”
CEO, Davies Murphy Group
“Well written, fast paced. All the basics of how to recruit great people, with the bonus of lessons learned from a seasoned veteran of the recruiting business. The focused, boiled down lists should be in every executive’s recruiting tool kit!”
Richard A. Packer
CEO, ZOLL Medical Corporation