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Required Reading

101 Strategies for Recruiting Success: Where, When, and How to Find the Right People Every Time by Christopher W. Pritchard. 2006. (ISBN-13: 978-0814474075) Is the first book required for this designation.

A critical factor in your organization’s success is your ability to hire-and keep-good people. But in order to tackle the toughest recruiting assignments and keep your company running smoothly with great hires who are there for the long haul, you need to infuse both common sense and corporate street smarts into your approach. 101 Strategies for Recruiting Success offers practical tips of the trade from a recruiting professional with more than two decades of experience. The book gives you quick, powerful strategies for revitalizing your techniques, and provides sage advice in bite-sized chunks, designed for immediate implementation.


Hire With Your Head: Using Performance-Based Hiring to Build Great Teams by Lou Adler. 2007. (ISBN-13: 978-0470128350) is the second book required for the CRS course.

Updated with new case studies and more coverage of the impact and importance of the Internet in the hiring process, this indispensable guide has shown tens of thousands of managers and human resources professionals how to find the perfect candidate for any position. Lou Adler’s Performance-based Hiring is more powerful than ever!



Recruiting on the Web: Smart Strategies for Finding the Perfect Candidate by Michael Foster. 2002. (ISBN-13: 978-0071384858) is the last book required for the CRS designation.

Recruiting on the Web is the most comprehensive and advanced guide to Internet recruiting available anywhere.  It explains the best practices, creative ideas and recruiting tools used by the most forward-looking companies and professional recruiters to lower their recruiting costs, slash cycle time, and hire the very best candidates via the Web. Recruiting on the Web will help recruiters and Human Resources professionals plan a Web-based recruiting campaign to quickly fill a position with the right candidate. It will also help managers, executives, and small-business owners save thousands of dollars in advertising costs by taking charge of their own hiring process, using the power of the Web.


All of these books are available at Amazon.com, Chapters, Barnes & Noble or your local bookstore. These are also available at most public libraries.

For more information, please download the CRS study guide and syllabus with the links below:

 CRS Study Guide PDF Download
– CRS Syllabus PDF Download

If you have questions about the program please view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, or call our friendly U.S. based team at (305) 503-9050.

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