• 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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Reviews by Successful HR Professionals, Headhunters and Entrepreneurs


Barbara Corcoran at Shark Tank

AN INDISPENSABLE TOOL FOR TODAY'S RECRUITMENT

"People as Merchandise, with its no-nonsense pragmatic approach, is an indispensable tool for today's recruitment professionals and entrepreneurs."

Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group, author, and investor on ABC's 'Shark Tank'



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



David E. Perry, Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0

MANY PEOPLE WILL BE UPSET AFTER THIS IS PUBLISHED

"By page 19, I was hooked, highlighting complete pages and writing notes. Josef Kadlec really gets it! Many people will be upset after this is published. You won't be one of them."

David E. Perry, recruiting black-belt, rogue recruiter, and co-author of Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0


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

Horst Gallo at IBM

PEOPLE AS MERCHANDISE EXCELS WHERE OTHERS FAIL

"The technological sector is probably the most demanding market when speaking about hiring experienced professionals. There will be 900,000 ICT job vacancies unfilled just in the EU, by 2015! Such a tremendous number generates enormous pressure on staffing managers who are looking for any new or improved candidate pipeline. 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
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
Stepan Marzini T-Mobile

THIS BOOK DEFINITELY STEPS OUT OF THE CROWD

"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! He is not afraid to reveal his secrets to success in recruitment with LinkedIn, which I really appreciate. On top of that, it is very well organized, nicely designed and original."

Stepan Marzini, Vice President HR Management at T-Mobile

Tom Bartridge at Future Pipe Industries

THIS BOOK IS DEFINITELY ABOUT WORKING SMARTER, NOT HARDER

"I have always considered myself a LinkedIn power user and over the years I have grown my network to more than 19,000 first line connections. However, after going through ‘People as Merchandise’ I realized that I have only been using a small portion of what LinkedIn offers. In my opinion, ‘People as Merchandise’ is the definitive book on getting the maximum value from LinkedIn -- this book is definitely about working smarter, not harder!"

Tom Bartridge, HR Director at Future Pipe Industries
Ondrej Bartos at Credo Ventures

THIS BOOK MAKES NETWORKING AND RECRUITMENT SO CLEAR AND EASY

"As a VC, you know that it is all about people. To make a successful investment means to invest into the right people, and right after the investment to help them to get other stars on board as well. One of the most common advisory role of an investor is related to people. The book People as Merchandise makes networking and recruitment so clear and easy to understand. Josef did a great job, and I will be happy to recommend the book to the companies we invest in."

Ondrej Bartos, Partner & Chairman of the Board at Credo Ventures
Vladimir Kovar at Unicorn

THIS BOOK SHOWS JOSEF'S SUPERB CROSS-FIELD TALENT

"Founding and managing a 1000-employee software house is one hell of a job when speaking about talent acquisition. Our HR department is under pressure to gather suitable employees and in increasing amounts. I know Josef as a graduate of software engineering so I was a little bit doubtful about what he can bring to the table related to human resources. But I was wrong! The book People as Merchandise shows Josef ’s superb cross-field talent."

Vladimir Kovar, CEO at Unicorn and the Entrepreneur of the year 2008
Nathan Peirson at Vantiv

DO NOT EXPECT YET ANOTHER SUPERFICIAL RECRUITMENT MANUAL

"Being a tier-1 recruiter means going beyond your profession into areas, such as psychology. Do not expect that People as Merchandise is yet another superficial recruitment manual. For example, when Josef advises you to send a job proposal, he will also show you the example of such a proposal, analyze all its parts, explain their purpose and suggest other options too."

Nathan Peirson, VP Talent Acquisition and HR Operations at Vantiv

Petra Vahalova at AVG

VERY HONEST AND GENUINE READING

"A bit provocative, but mainly a very honest and genuine reading. Employee acquisition at an international IT company is connected with LinkedIn even more tightly than other industries. So I needed a reference guide covering this topic from scratch. The minute I started reading it, I knew it was exactly what I was looking for."

Petra Vahalova, HR Director at AVG

Martin Schneider at Adecco

DEFINITELY A MUST-READ FOR ALL RECRUITERS

"Josef - you have no idea how much your book has helped me and how much time you’ve saved me. The description of how to source candidates from LinkedIn is covering all major aspects including the small details. 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

Daniela Souckova at Barclays

THE ULTIMATE DRIVING LICENCE FOR EVERY HR PROFESSIONAL

"My colleagues and I appreciate every new source of high-quality candidates which LinkedIn definitely provides. However, we found out that without the proper knowledge of how to use LinkedIn for recruitment, you are not able to beat your competition. 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. He is kind and helpful."

Daniela Souckova, Head of HR at Barclays
Tomas Brozek at Manpower

MY FIRST IMPRESSION WAS: WHAT A COVER!

"When I got this book into my hands my first impression was: What a cover! People as Merchandise can definitely be judged by its cover because the book’s content is equally catchy. It starts with general polemics about recruitment using social media, LinkedIn preferably, and pretty quickly goes deeper into the hands-on recruitment techniques which can be incorporated into daily operations immediately."

Tomas Brozek, Operation Manager at Manpower
Petra Hruskova at Google

A WINNING RECRUITMENT BOOK

"The extra mile is never crowded. And that is why you can expect People as Merchandise to be a winning recruitment book. It has almost 350 pages but do not expect any shallow or vague information. Josef dives deep into the waters of social recruitment and is providing only up-to-date hard data and hands-on strategies you will benefit from right away. Not only tech companies will love it."

Petra Hruskova, Staffing Lead at Google