5 Talent Acquisition Books for 2021

Author Nico Roberts Date 05 Aug 2021

The world of recruitment is constantly evolving which means that learning new skills when it comes to talent acquisition is an ongoing process. While there is no shortage of ways to stay up to date on the latest and greatest trends in hiring, there’s nothing quite like curling up with a good book. And, since it just so happens that today is National Book Lovers Day we decided to compile a list of five talent acquisition books you should absolutely read in 2021.

Take a look at the five talent acquisition books that should top your reading list this year.

Overview of our top five books for talent acquisition professionals

Bet on Talent: How to Create a Remarkable Culture That Wins the Hearts of Customers

By Dee Ann Turner

With 33 years of experience hiring and recruiting restaurant talent at Chik-fil-A, Author, Dee Ann Turner shares her best practices on how to build and scale a customer-centric workforce. In her book, Turner focuses on how to combine a great company culture with world-class talent to create an amazing customer experience. While this book draws specifically from Turner’s career in the restaurant world, the content is applicable to talent acquisition in nearly every industry.

Hire to Win: Manager’s Practical Guide for Attracting and Interviewing Top Talent

By Tatiyana Cure

When it comes to building a hiring strategy it can be hard to know where to start! If you’re in the market for hiring solutions, talent acquisition hacks, and recruitment best practices this book is for you! Hire to Win not only includes actionable expert tips but also templates and tools that you can use to build and scale your hiring practices.

The Employee Experience: How to Attract Talent, Retain Top Performers, and Drive Results

By Tracy Maylett and Matthew Wride

Are you interested in fostering an environment where employees are deeply engaged with your company culture? We thought so. This book will help you build an employee experience designed to attract great workers and retain your top talent. Discover why an engaged workforce could be the key to your company’s success with The Employee Experience.

Hiring for Diversity: The Guide to Building an Inclusive and Equitable Organization

By Arthur Woods and Susanna Tharakan

It’s imperative that HR departments think about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) more critically than they ever have before. This book gives readers numerous tips and insights into how to create a work environment that prioritizes DEI. Readers will learn everything from how to retain diverse talent to how to shift leaderships’ mindset about DEI efforts.

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups

By Daniel Coyle

In this book, Daniel Coyle takes a look at culture-driven organizations to understand and explain what they’re doing right. Coyle gives examples and anecdotes to illustrate what not to do when it comes to creating a positive employee experience. This book gives readers the toolkit they need to transform a group of employees into a high-performing team.

Sometimes a great new book can be the inspiration you need to implement a new strategy or make a big change at work. We hope you enjoy these talent acquisition books and of course have a great National Book Lovers Day!


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About the Author

Chief Business Officer

Nico Roberts

Nico Roberts is the CBO (and employee #3) at Fountain. He has worked with many global Fortune 1000 companies, helping them standardize and scale their high volume operations and hiring practices.