Careers Slideshow: 7 Books to Help You Hire the Best People

By Tony Kontzer  |  Posted 06-02-2009

7 Books to Help You Hire the Best People

Winning the Technology Talent War: A Manager's Guide to Recruiting and Retaining Tech Workers in a Dot Com World Mary Ellen Brantley and Chris ColemanMcGraw-Hill, December 2000Written at the height of the dot-com craze, this tome seems almost quaint in today's talent-rich market. But brushing up on its concepts could prove critical when (and if) the economy finds its legs again.

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Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies and Nerds Johanna RothmanDorset House, September 2004This well-regarded book aims to take the guesswork out of hiring technology talent. How-to tips include writing job descriptions and making quick decisions on résumés.

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Hitchhiker in the Corner Office: Avoiding the Top-10 Hiring Potholes So Your Top Employees Don't Hit the Road Orrick NepomucenoiUniverse, March 2007For all those managers who rely on gut instinct to make their hiring decisions: Read this, and you'll never let your gut rule again. Believe us, chances are it's in everyone's best interests.

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96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire Paul FalconeAMACOM, September 1996As journalists know, a story is only as good as the questions sources were asked. And as many problems as a badly reported story causes us, we'd take that over a bad hire any day.

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Hiring the Best: A Manager's Guide to Effective Interviewing and RecruitingMartin YateAdams Media, August 2005You're not just hiring capabilities, you're hiring the whole person, so learn as much about them as possible.

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Behavior-Based Interviewing: Selecting the Right Person for the Job Terry FitzwaterCrisp Learning, July 2000Think of this title as Cliffs Notes for managers with short attention spans. But who needs a 900-page book on hiring anyway?

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The Talent Edge: A Behavioral Approach to Hiring, Developing and Keeping Top Performers David S. CohenWiley, August 2001With IT execs increasingly focused on matching their best talent with the right jobs, Cohen provides an enduring perspective on how behavioral interviewing techniques can reveal the ideal candidates.

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