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Best Human Resources Books: The Ultimate List

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Human Resources books.

1. SHRM Essential Guide to Employment Law (2018)

 Best Human Resources Books: The Ultimate ListThe SHRM Essential Guide to Employment Lawis your One-Stop Legal Reference to Employment Law. It simple, straightforward language on everything HR professionals, employers, and small business owners need to know about their relationship with their employees in order to comply with the law and protect thems elves and their business from legal action.Covering more than 200 workplace law topics, the Guide provides an overview of U.S. workplace laws, regulations, and court decisions that employers, large or small, are likely to face, as well as what…
Author(s): Charles Fleischer

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

 Best Human Resources Books: The Ultimate ListCan 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 not only helping us all…
Author(s): Steve Browne

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

 Best Human Resources Books: The Ultimate ListSince 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…
Author(s): Sharon Armstrong, Barbara Mitchell

4. 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 Human Resources Books: The Ultimate ListTake 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 Collins, former Vice President of Human…
Author(s): Alan Collins

5. Human Resources Kit For Dummies (2012)

 Best Human Resources Books: The Ultimate ListA 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…
Author(s): Max Messmer

6. Human Resource Management (14th Edition) (2015)

 Best Human Resources Books: The Ultimate ListYou are purchasing a   product; MyManagementLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyManagementLab search for 0133972992 / 9780133972993     For undergraduate courses in Human Resources Management.   addresses the study of HR in a realistic, practical, and stimulating manner. Examples of how HR management is practiced in the real world and the relationship between various HR topics are interwoven throughout the text, giving students a thorough introduction to the field based on sound…
Author(s): R. Wayne Dean Mondy, Joseph J. Martocchio

7. SHRM CP & SCP Exam Prep 2019-2020: A 2-in-1 Study Guide with 640 Test Questions and Answers for the Society for Human Resource Management Tests (2019)

 Best Human Resources Books: The Ultimate ListBody of Knowledge Leadership and NavigationBusiness AcumenEthical PracticeRelationship ManagementConsultationCritical EvaluationGlobal and Cultural EffectivenessCommunication Talent Acquisition and RetentionEmployee EngagementLearning and DevelopmentRewards Structure of HROrganizational Effectiveness and DevelopmentWorkforce ManagementEmployee RelationsTechnology and Data HR in the Global ContextDiversity and InclusionRisk ManagementCorporate Social ResponsibilityEmployment Law and Regulations (in the United States) At Least One Employee15 or More…
Author(s): Test Prep Team, SHRM

8. International Human Resource Management: Managing People in a Multinational Context (2007)

 Best Human Resources Books: The Ultimate ListWhen the first edition of this breakthrough text was published in 1990, transnational corporations and their foreign affiliates accounted for 24 million workers. That figure has since skyrocketed to 62 million workers worldwide. The critical role of human resource management in sustaining this increase in international business activity is a central theme of the exciting new edition of INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: MANAGING PEOPLE IN A MULTINATIONAL CONTEXT. Offering an even stronger global emphasis, the fifth edition draws from the expertise of its…
Author(s): Peter J. Dowling, Marion Festing, et al.

9. Supervisory Management (Available Titles CourseMate) (2010)

 Best Human Resources Books: The Ultimate ListThe path to becoming an effective supervisor begins with practical knowledge and skills. Mosley, Mosley, and Pietri’s SUPERVISORY MANAGEMENT, 8e gives you the tools to develop superior supervisory skills and a firm grasp of management principles. Through their “hands-on” approach to Supervision, the authors will inspire you with their positive approach to working WITH people to develop and empower them in their jobs. Incorporating cutting-edge content with real-world cases and Skill Builders that give you plenty of opportunities to hone your new Supervision skills, the Eighth Edition of this best-selling text is an…
Author(s): Donald C. Mosley, Jr. Donald C. Mosley, et al.

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

 Best Human Resources Books: The Ultimate ListManaging 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…
Author(s): Barbara Mitchell, Cornelia Gamlem

11. Human Resource Management: Functions, Applications, and Skill Development (2018)

 Best Human Resources Books: The Ultimate ListWhether your students are HRM majors or general business majors, Human Resource Management: Functions, Applications, and Skill Development, Third Edition, will help them develop the skills they need to recruit, select, train, and development talent. Bestselling authors Robert N. Lussier and John R. Hendon explore the important strategic function HR plays in today′s organizations. A wide variety of applications, self-assessments, and experiential exercises keep students engaged and help them see the relevancy of HR as they learn skills they can use in…
Author(s): Robert N. Lussier, John R. Hendon

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

 Best Human Resources Books: The Ultimate ListPopular 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…
Author(s): Kris Dunn

Best Human Resources Books: The Ultimate List

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 human resources 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.

Human Resources Strategies: Balancing Stability and Agility in Times of Digitization

Author(s): Armin Trost
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2469598

PHR and SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Complete Practice Tests : 2018 Exams

Author(s): Reed, Sandra M.
Publisher: Sybex, Year: 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2362641

Managing Diversity, Innovation, And Infrastructure In Digital Business

Author(s): Nilanjan Ray
Publisher: IGI Global/, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2401075

Human resources and change management for safety professionals

Author(s): Schneid, Shelby L.; Schneid, Thomas D
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2415632

PHR and SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Complete Study Guide : 2018 Exams

Author(s): Reed, Sandra M
Publisher: Sybex, Year: 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2480829

Sustainable Future for Human Security : Environment and Resources

Author(s): Benjamin McLellan (eds.)
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2018, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2154986

Globalization and the Challenges of Public Administration: Governance, Human Resources Management, Leadership, Ethics, E-Governance and Sustainability in the 21st Century

Author(s): Haroon A. Khan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2179800

Use of Extraterrestrial Resources for Human Space Missions to Moon or Mars

Author(s): Donald Rapp
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2180135

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly chart-busters according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown writers. 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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