• People as Merchandise, with its no-nonsense pragmatic approach, is an indispensable tool for today's recruitment professionals and entrepreneurs.
    BARBARA CORCORAN
    Investor on ABC's 'Shark Tank'
  • People as Merchandise excels where others fail. I highly recommend Josef's book to any HR and staffing manager.
    HORST GALLO
    Director HR at IBM
  • I have read many HR books in my life but this one definitely steps out of the crowd. In a good way of course. To be crystal clear, Josef did an awesome job!
    STEPAN MARZINI
    Vice President HR at T-Mobile
  • I have never realized that some of the methods are even possible. People as Merchandise is definitely a must-read for all recruiters.
    MARTIN SCHNEIDER
    Head of Permanent Placement at Adecco
  • People as Merchandise is the ultimate driving license for every HR professional. Feel free to contact Josef if you need to utilize LinkedIn to the highest degree.
    DANIELA SOUCKOVA
    Head of HR at Barclays
  • Many people will be upset after this is published. You won't be one of them.
    DAVID E. PERRY
    Co-author of Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0
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Jeanne Branthover at Boyden

PIECE OF ART AMONG RECRUITMENT MANUALS

"A catchy name. An engaging cover. A grippingcontent. An attractive credibility. The list goes onand on. People as Merchandise is not another vague guide, rather a piece of art among recruitment manuals. Definitely a no-brainer for all recruiters."

Jeanne E. Branthover, Managing Director at Boyden and the World's Most Influential Headhunter by BusinessWeek

Hana Willet Smidlova at Hewlett-Packard

OUR RECRUITMENT TEAM GETS THIS BOOK

"Recruitment work has changed a lot over the past few years and People as Merchandise opens a brand new dimension of this inevitable development. There are far more options on LinkedIn than I had been aware of, before reading this book. I will make sure that our recruitment team gets this book and benefits from it."

Hana Willet Smidlova, HR Director at Hewlett-Packard

John Vanhara at Shipito

REVEALING INFORMATION CONSIDERED A PUBLIC SECRET

"As an author, I am aware of what it takes to structure a catchy and meaningful book at the same time. I especially like the fact that People as Merchandise is revealing information considered a public secret amongst the recruiting community. That's where Josef's book is delivering its value. All entrepreneurs dealing with staffing should read this book cover to cover."

John Vanhara, CEO at Shipito, America's fastest-growing logistics company
Agnieszka Nordbo at Randstad

A SOCIAL RECRUITMENT BIBLE

"People as Merchandise is not only a social recruitment bible but also an ultimate networking guide. Being a manager at a world-leading employment agency places high demands on providing complex services. We need to recruit, network and acquire information about our prospects as well. And these subjects are exactly where Josef's book delivers."

Agnieszka Nordbo, General Manager at Randstad

Joseph Price at Robert Half Technology

HONED MY LINKEDIN SEARCH SKILLS TO AN ENTIRELY NEW LEVEL

"As a technology recruiter, I am always looking for the most effective method to search for the most qualified technology candidates. My go-to search tool is LinkedIn and it has proven to be a major key to my continued success. Once I read People as Merchandise: Crack the Code to LinkedIn Recruitment I was able to hone my LinkedIn search skills to an entirely new level. With my sharpened LinkedIn skill sets I am on track to grow my book of business by an additional 20% this year."

Joseph Price, Recruiting Manager at Robert Half Technology

How I finished this book broken-handed...

Josef Kadlec, broken-arm author

I am Josef Kadlec and I don't have friends among recruiters.

Why?

I am a former hardcore software engineer who became one of the very first LinkedIn headhunters in Europe. However, I am still part of the IT community. I'm used to doing things my own way, no matter what utilizing my cross-field experience big time.

My approach is mainly analytical and I care a lot about results. So do not expect any messing around in this book. Only pure facts, unorthodox strategies and hands-on techniques.

I don't aspire for a speaking career with this book. As I am preparing for a title shot in kickboxing with an ocassional broken nose and black eye, I am not a typical role model for being a recruiter, nor a speaker. This book even had to be finished with a fractured hand! No autograph session. Bummer.

So, do not expect a typical book. Reviewers say that it is a fully-loaded, suprising, and juicy reading. I am a straight shooter in this. No games. I just want this book to make a lot of happy faces and success stories. This is the fuel of my passion for all my projects.

I want to provide you with great added value and I hope, I will provide you with more than you expect. This book is not about me, it's about you!

I'd be delighted if you drop me a message once you finish my book.

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