In order to keep pace with the changes taking place in the business ecosystem, it is imperative for HR professionals to take every opportunity to gain knowledge and insights from every available source.
As a HR professional who must manage people every day with high degree of efficiency, it is far more important to cultivate a habit of reading. Reading opens up our minds to new ideas and helps us develop our own. Here are 6 books that are must-reads for every HR professional.
By: Steve Browne
Can you be in HR for more than 30 years and still be geeked about it? The answer is — YES you can!! HR leader and popular &Everyday People blogger Steve Browne takes a fresh look at HR through an engaging assortment of real-life examples, insights, and epiphanies and encourages practitioners to drop the preconceptions of what HR should be and instead look to what HR could be.
By: Lance A Berger, Dorothy R Berger
The Talent Management Handbook is an A-Z guide for HR professionals to identify, nurture, develop and retain the best talents in any organization. It’s like a bible of the HR professional, with everything they need to know about employee onboarding, compensations, leadership development and engagement.
By: Peter Block
Peter Block demolishes the notion of an apolitical workplace and takes us through a maze of workplace politics and shows how positive politics can be beneficial for an organization and the people within the organization.
By: Michael Bungay Stanier
Michael Bungay Stanier, a Canadian business consultant by profession writes about spending productive time at work rather than busy time. This book is the definitive guide to achieving higher productivity in the workplace and becoming a great worker who relies on creativity to reach his goals.
By: Maureen Duffy and Len Sperry
Workplace bullying is real and not many have the resources or support system to recover from its aftereffects. This book sheds light on the matter and takes us through overcoming the experiences of mobbing in an informative and comprehensive manner.
By: Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans
The sign of a great leader is in the number of people he/she retains. This book helps leaders understand the importance of retaining employees as against replacing them with an in-depth analysis of the various obvious and hidden costs in doing so.
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