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Book Capsules, August 2021

Friday, July 30, 2021

Revolutionizing Recruitment: How Recruitment Research Is Reshaping the Industry
Kathleen Duffy
Advantage Media Group, 168 pp., $15.99

Talent acquisition and talent development are closely related domains that are key partners in organization development. In this book, Duffy explains why recruiting is a skill best executed with strategy. Drawing on three decades of experience, she explicates the tenets of her recruitment research model and extends the conversation beyond matchmaking to discuss the recruiter's role in assessing candidate skills and fit, building a strong talent pipeline, and more. Revolutionizing Recruitment is a worthwhile read for L&D professionals tasked with training recruiters as well as those who want to better understand recruitment best practices.


Untapped Talent: How Second Chance Hiring Works for Your Business and the Community
Jeffrey D. Korzenik
HarperCollins Leadership, 288 pp., $22.99

Scarcity of talent coupled with forecasts of mass postpandemic turnover are trending topics among organizational leaders. In Untapped Talent, Korzenik makes the business case for companies to hire formerly incarcerated individuals, which is also known as second-chance hiring. While the author discusses the pros and cons of implementing second-chance hiring programs, he argues that barring millions of talented individuals from the workforce because of previous convictions is unfair and not beneficial for society at large. Korzenik highlights lessons learned from second-chance-hiring pioneers and presents models for businesses looking to implement similar programs.

About the Author

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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