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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.

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.
Author(s): Steve Browne

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.
Author(s): Sharon Armstrong, Barbara Mitchell

The New HR Leader’s First 100 Days: How To Start Strong, Hit The Ground 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.
Author(s): Alan Collins

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.
Author(s): Max Messmer

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.
Author(s): R. Wayne Dean Mondy, Joseph J. Martocchio

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 Inclusi…
Author(s): Test Prep Team, SHRM

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.
Author(s): Peter J. Dowling, Marion Festing, et al.

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.
Author(s): Donald C. Mosley, Jr. Donald C. Mosley, et al.

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.
Author(s): Barbara Mitchell, Cornelia Gamlem

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.
Author(s): Robert N. Lussier, John R. Hendon

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?
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 Library 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 Kit For Dummies

Author(s): Andrea Butcher
ID: 3645695, Publisher: For Dummies, Year: 2023, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

Natural Resource Degradation and Human-Nature Wellbeing: Cases of Biodiversity Resources, Water Resources, and Climate Change

Author(s): Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir, Tanjila Afrin, Mohammad Saeed Islam
ID: 3669159, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2023, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf

Vaccine Design: Methods and Protocols, Volume 3. Resources for Vaccine Development (Methods in Molecular Biology, 2412)

Author(s): Sunil Thomas (editor)
ID: 3165898, Publisher: Humana, Year: 2022, Size: 12 Mb, Format: pdf

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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