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Best HR Books That Will Hook You

Here is a list of the best Hr books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. The New HR Leader’s First 100 Days: How To Start Strong, Hit The Ground Running & ACHIEVE SUCCESS FASTER As A New Human Resources Manager, Director or VP (2017)

 Best HR Books That Will Hook YouTake charge with confidence.Hit the ground running from day one.Gain respect, up your impact and prove yourself faster.  Here's why this is so important. According to SHRM, 31% of new HR leaders FAIL within their first 18-24 months, primarily because they didn't effectively take charge when they first started their new role. And even those HR leaders that succeed massively will tell you that their ultimate success is determined by the foundation they laid and the accomplishments they made during their crucial first 100 days. Learn their best practices.  In Alan…
Author(s): Alan Collins

2. HR on Purpose: Developing Deliberate People Passion (2017)

 Best HR Books That Will Hook YouCan 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. Read this book to rekindle your passion for a field that is vibrant and vital and touch the lives of everyone your encounter with HR on Purpose!“Steve does a masterful job of…
Author(s): Steve Browne

3. Human Resources Kit For Dummies (2012)

 Best HR Books That Will Hook YouA company’s ability to grow and stay on top of customer demand has always depended heavily on the quality of its people. Now, more than ever, businesses recognize that finding (and keeping) a highly skilled and motivated workforce is pivotal to success. Maybe you’re a business owner and your company is growing, or you’re an employee at a small- to midsize-company and management has asked you to take on some—or all—of their HR functions. Either way, knowing how to set up and implement successful HR practices (not to mention navigating the legal minefields in today’s increasingly regulated environment) can be…
Author(s): Max Messmer

4. The Essential HR Handbook, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Quick and Handy Resource for Any Manager or HR Professional (2019)

 Best HR Books That Will Hook YouSince 2008, busy managers by the tens of thousands have turned to this best-selling book as a handy guide to the ins and outs of human resources. And no wonder! Because whether you’re a small business owner, a manager in a business without an HR department, or even a seasoned HR professional, The Essential HR Handbook will help you handle any personnel problem–from onboarding to outplacement–quickly and easily. This fully updated 10th anniversary edition is packed with information, tools, checklists, sample forms, and timely tips to guide you through the maze of personnel issues in today’s complex business…
Author(s): Sharon Armstrong, Barbara Mitchell

5. The 9 Faces of HR: A Disruptor’s Guide to Mastering Innovation and Driving Real Change (2019)

 Best HR Books That Will Hook YouPopular blogger and CHRO Kris Dunn presents a hard, but compelling reality: every HR professional on the planet can be classified as one of 9 “Faces” based on your career level and your ability to innovate and drive change. The book opens with a behavioral assessment, so readers can quickly identify their own “HR Face” then reveals career tracks, behavioral markers, ROI, macro-trends driving behavior, and market demand for each face. Which face are you? Which one do you want to be? Whether you’re a solo HR pro trying to make your way in the world or an HR leader trying to build a cohesive HR…
Author(s): Kris Dunn

6. The Big Book of HR, Revised and Updated Edition (2017)

 Best HR Books That Will Hook YouManaging people is the most challenging part of any leader’s job. And that job’s not getting any easier as the human resources profession grows more dynamic and constantly changes. The Big Book of HR provides any business owner, manager, or HR professional with the most current information to get the most from their talent–from strategic HR-related issues to the smallest tactical detail of managing people.Each topic covered includes information on associated legal issues–such as the recent changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime regulations–and stories from leading organizations to…
Author(s): Barbara Mitchell, Cornelia Gamlem

7. The Essential HR Handbook: A Quick and Handy Resource for Any Manager or HR Professional (2008)

 Best HR Books That Will Hook YouWhether you are a newly promoted manager, a seasoned business owner, or a human resources professional, knowing the ins and outs of dealing with HR issues is critical to your success. The Essential HR Handbook is a quick-reference guide that sheds light on the issues that keep managers up at night. It is filled with information, tools, tips, checklists, and road maps to guide managers and HR professionals through the maze of people and legal issues, from recruiting and retaining the best employees to terminating poor performers. With this book, You’ll learn how to effectively and…
Author(s): Sharon Armstrong, Barbara Mitchell

8. HR Disrupted: It’s time for something different (2017)

 Best HR Books That Will Hook YouHR has lost its way and needs to find a new direction. The central question this book sets out to answer is: if we are to survive and thrive in this new, volatile business world, how do we lead, manage, engage and support our employees in a radically different way? HR departments, and companies, need to transform their approach. This entails not simply tinkering with the process or the mechanics, but taking a completely fresh look at the entire scenario. It’s the difference between spending hours deciding how many grades there should be in an employee grading system, and asking if grading people actually increases their ability…
Author(s): Lucy Adams

9. The Little Black Book of Human Resources Management (2015)

 Best HR Books That Will Hook YouThe Little Black Book of Human Resources Management is loaded with lessons not learned in a book. Instead, it is the product of over 20 years of scraped knuckles and attaboys earned while leading HR in public and private organizations. The book shares hard-won advice on what works in a wide range of HR topics,from reductions in force to paying for performance to managing workers compensation to leadership training. But readers will also benefit from experience in the often surprising aspects of HR work that are rarely discussed but are invaluable to success in the role, such as-What all organizations…
Author(s): Barry Wolfe

10. The Basic Principles of People Analytics: Learn how to use HR data to drive better outcomes for your business and employees (2016)

 Best HR Books That Will Hook YouPeople analytics (also known as HR analytics) is revolutionizing Human Resource Management. Get ready for the future of HR and discover how you can leverage the power of data to drive better outcomes for your business and employees. Together with David Green we set out to write an inspiring book for (HR) professionals, managers, and directors who want to get a feel for the scope of HR analytics and learn how it can help both the employees and the business. In this book, we combined our experiences with lots of inspiring examples. It’s concise, easy to read and teaches…
Author(s): van Vulpen, Mr. Erik, Mr. David Green

11. Standout HR: Transform your company’s Human Resources from a generic, low-value commodity to a strategic system that fuels business results (2018)

 Best HR Books That Will Hook YouIs your Human Resources Management not living up to the promise? Do your HR efforts lack tangible results? Have you come to realize that your organization needs another Human Resources approach to really move the needle and contribute to your growth and business success ? Standout HR is just what you need and deserve! This book describes what it takes to redesign your  HR strategy to be successful and create added value to your organization. As a business leader, aiming high and wanting to grow your company, you need to know how to deal with your people, how to best motivate them, organize…
Author(s): Vero Vanmiddelem, Qat Wanders

12. HR (with MindTap, 1 term Printed Access Card): Human Resources (MindTap Course List) (2019)

 Best HR Books That Will Hook YouLearn human resource management YOUR Way with DeNisi/Griffin’s HR, 5E from 4LTR Press. This easy-reference printed book with powerful online digital learning support guides you through mastering today’s human resource management concepts and skills. Visually engaging chapters offer helpful study tools like Chapter Review Cards that consolidate review material into a ready-made study tool. HR, 5E’s MindTap allows you to easily explore HR anywhere, anytime – including on your device. Collect your notes and use preset study resources or personalize easy-to-use tags and filters to prioritize your study time. Make and…
Author(s): Angelo DeNisi, Ricky Griffin

Best Hr Books That Will Hook You

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some hr books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Diabetes Type I & II - Cure in 72 Hrs

Author(s): Dr. Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury
ID: 2305308, Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books, Year: 5 Feb 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

Digital Economy and the New Labor Market: Jobs, Competences and Innovative HR Technologies

Author(s): Svetlana Igorevna Ashmarina, Valentina Vyacheslavovna Mantulenko
ID: 2887442, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 15 Mb, Format: pdf

Degradation Assessment and Failure Prevention of Pipeline Systems

Author(s): Gabriella Bolzon, Giovanna Gabetta, Hryhoriy Nykyforchyn
ID: 2887755, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 11 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly hot items according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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