The 7 Best Books on Hiring

Work Rules!

In Work Rules!, Laszlo Bock shares insights and anecdotes from his tenure at Google. Bock is currently the head of Google’s People Operations department. He shares his philosophy on work and provides a blueprint for attracting the best talent in your business.


Hire With Your Head

Lou Adler probably knows more about hiring right than anyone else in the country. In Hire With Your Head, Adler shares his performance-based hiring system with you. This system is not for the weak of heart. It’s extremely complex, but takes all of the guesswork out of hiring. It will all but guarantee that you are hiring the very best.



In Who Geoff Smart and Randy Street provide a simple and effective solution to one of the biggest challenges in the business world today: unsuccessful hiring. Smart and Street conducted the largest research study of its kind in order to arrive at their hiring insights. They interviewed over 325 business leaders to find out exactly where our current hiring methods were failing.


High-Impact Interview Questions

Victoria Hoevemeyer’s High-Impact Interview Questions is a must have book for preparing an interview. The book contains over 700 behavior-based interview questions. These questions are designed to draw out the real-life behaviors and attributes of your interviewee. Every hiring manager needs this book on his or her desk.


Hiring Smart

In Hiring Smart, Pierre Mornell draws from decades of research to put forth 45 strategies for reading interviewees, observing their behaviors, and predicting what they’ll be like in the workplace. Mornell’s methods are simpler than those laid out in Hire With Your Head and Who, but are quite effective.


Keeping the Millennials

Joanne Sujansky and Jan Ferri-Reed wrote Keeping the Millennials in order to help companies better understand their younger employees. If you’re concerned with utilizing and keeping your millennial talent, this book is a great place to start.


Hiring For Attitude

Mark Murphy teaches you how to recognize one of the most important elements in the hiring process: attitude. Murphy stresses that it should be your number one focus during the hiring process. Attitude is what separates the good businesses from the great ones. Murphy includes some great case studies from Southwest Airlines and Google.