Top 10 Best Books to Read in Human Resources - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Human Resources. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Human Resources - August 2021

In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive . This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams. Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech's CEO, faces the ultimate leadership crisis: Uniting a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed? Will she be fired? Will the company fail? Lencioni's utterly gripping tale serves as a timeless reminder that leadership requires as much courage as it does insight. Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even the best ones-often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a powerful yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.

  • Author: Patrick Lencioni
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1st edition (April 11, 2002)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership
  • ISBN: 978-0787960759
  • Dimensions: 8.75 x 6 x 1 inches

                 

2. The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Human Resources - August 2021

Managing people is difficult wherever you work. But in the tech industry, where management is also a technical discipline, the learning curve can be brutal—especially when there are few tools, texts, and frameworks to help you. In this practical guide, author Camille Fournier (tech lead turned CTO) takes you through each stage in the journey from engineer to technical manager. From mentoring interns to working with senior staff, you’ll get actionable advice for approaching various obstacles in your path. This book is ideal whether you’re a New manager, a mentor, or a more experienced leader looking for fresh advice. Pick up this book and learn how to become a better manager and leader in your organization. Begin by exploring what you expect from a manager Understand what it takes to be a good mentor, and a good tech lead Learn how to manage individual members while remaining focused on the entire team Understand how to manage yourself and avoid common pitfalls that challenge many leaders Manage multiple teams and learn how to manage managers Learn how to build and bootstrap a unifying culture in teams.

  • Author: Camille Fournier
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1st edition (April 18, 2017)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership
  • ISBN: 978-1491973899
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches

                 

3. The SHRM Essential Guide to Employment Law: A Handbook for HR Professionals, Managers, Businesses, and Organizations


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Human Resources - August 2021

The SHRM Essential Guide to Employment Law is y our 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 pitfalls to anticipate and when to seek professional advice. Each chapter offers general principles, highlights key issues, and provides specific examples and suggestions to help make the employer-employee relationship run more smoothly.

  • Author: Charles Fleischer
  • Publisher: Society For Human Resource Management (April 1, 2018)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Human Resources
  • ISBN: 978-1586444709
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches

                 

4. Human Resources Kit For Dummies


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Human Resources - August 2021

Align HR practices with your objectives and keep your company competitive A 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 tricky. Human Resources Kit For Dummies is your one-stop resource for learning the nuts and bolts of HR. It gives you forms and templates that you can put to immediate and productive use. New information on anti-discrimination legislation; measuring performance; hiring, firing, and retaining employees; and training and development plans The latest info on online and social media policies Updated forms and contracts, from job application forms and sample employee policies to performance appraisals and benefit plan worksheets If you're currently working in Human Resources or are responsible for employees in your business, the tools presented here help you maximize the effectiveness of your own HR program.

  • Author: Max Messmer
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 3rd edition (November 28, 2012)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership
  • ISBN: 978-1118422892
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 1 x 9.1 inches

                 

5. Leading at a Distance: Practical Lessons for Virtual Success


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Human Resources - August 2021

A timely and hands-on resource informed by lessons learned from Fortune 500 CEOs and executives Leading at a Distance provides executives with the necessary skills to successfully lead in the new virtual workplace, backed by the research and expertise of global leadership firm Spencer Stuart. Although working remotely is not new, the global pandemic has placed virtual work at the center of everyday life. And it has thrust workforce strategies to the core of business operations globally. As the shift towards large-scale virtual work continues to grow and become a permanent fixture―by some estimates, 30% of the workforce will be working virtually – leaders must understand how to build virtual work environments that foster connected, engaged, and high-performing teams. Although some forward-thinking companies and not-for-profit organizations have made significant investments in technology and virtual collaboration, many others have simply joined the “Zoom culture” without fully appreciating what it takes to operate effectively at a distance on a sustained basis. Leading at a Distance is a timely, research-based, and highly practical guide for developing and implementing strategies for conducting high-impact virtual work, building trust, and enhancing team unity. Designed to help leaders shape organizational culture remotely, this must-have resource demonstrates how to conduct virtual onboarding for senior leaders, build top teams from a distance, manage accountability in the new virtual environment, and much more. A hands-on toolkit filled with compelling examples, expert insights, and invaluable advice, this book: Provides clear guidance on establishing effective leadership in the virtual workplace Offers practical approaches for establishing strong relationships, increasing employee engagement, and coaching from a distance Addresses ways to keep geographically dispersed team members aligned and accountable Illustrates creative ideas for boosting team morale Features an overview of the unique challenges facing leaders in the virtual workplace Discusses often-overlooked topics such as virtual hiring and onboarding Leveraging the authors' in-depth research and consulting experience, Leading at a Distance is required reading for anyone needing to adapt to a virtual way of working and develop their virtual leadership skills to maximize organizational effectiveness and performance.

  • Author: James M. Citrin
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (May 25, 2021)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Business Culture
  • ISBN: 978-1119782445
  • Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches

                 



6. SHRM CP and SCP Exam Prep 2020-2021: SHRM SCP / CP Certification Prep 2020 and 2021 Study Guide with Practice Test Questions for the Society for Human Resource Management Exams [2nd Edition]


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Human Resources - August 2021

Test Prep Books' SHRM CP and SCP Exam Prep 2020-2021: SHRM SCP / CP Certification Prep 2020 and 2021 Study Guide with Practice Test Questions for the Society for Human Resource Management Exams 2nd Edition Made by Test Prep Books experts for test takers trying to achieve a great score on the SHRM CP exam. This comprehensive study guide includes: Quick Overview : Find out what's inside this guide! Test-Taking Strategies : Learn the best tips to help overcome your exam! Introduction : Get a thorough breakdown of what the test is and what's on it! Behavioral Competencies : Leadership, Interpersonal, and Business Technical Knowledge : People, Organization, and Workplace Practice Questions : Practice makes perfect! Detailed Answer Explanations : Figure out where you went wrong and how to improve! Studying can be hard. We get it. That's why we created this guide with these great features and benefits: Comprehensive Review: Each section of the test has a comprehensive review created by Test Prep Books that goes into detail to cover all of the content likely to appear on the test. Practice Test Questions: We want to give you the best practice you can find. That's why the Test Prep Books practice questions are as close as you can get to the actual SHRM CP test. Answer Explanations: Every single problem is followed by an answer explanation. We know it's frustrating to miss a question and not understand why. The answer explanations will help you learn from your mistakes. That way, you can avoid missing it again in the future. Test-Taking Strategies: A test taker has to understand the material that is being covered and be familiar with the latest test taking strategies. These strategies are necessary to properly use the time provided. They also help test takers complete the test without making any errors. Test Prep Books has provided the top test-taking tips. Customer Service: We love taking care of our test takers. We make sure that you interact with a real human being when you email your comments or concerns. Anyone planning to take this exam should take advantage of this Test Prep Books study guide . Purchase it today to receive access to: SHRM CP certification review materials SHRM CP practice test questions Test-taking strategies

  • Author: TPB Publishing
  • Publisher: Test Prep Books (August 4, 2020)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Human Resources
  • ISBN: 978-1628459135
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches

                 

7. People Operations: Automate HR, Design a Great Employee Experience, and Unleash Your Workforce


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Human Resources - August 2021

How the Best Companies are Skipping HR and Winning the Future of Work with People Ops People Operations: Automate HR, Design a Great Employee Experience, and Unleash Your Workforce explains how leaders at small- and medium-sized businesses can stop spending time on HR administration―"paperwork"―and start focusing on the "peoplework" that truly fuels employee growth and productivity. Authors Jay Fulcher, Kevin Marasco, Tracy Cote of Zenefits, the leading people operations platform, provide readers with a playbook for creating a massive competitive advantage by eliminating antiquated approaches to HR. The book takes a look at how work has changed and what companies need to do about it, and the new approach they must take to processes, systems, and best practices. You'll learn how to eliminate busywork and hassle, and how to use that newfound time and capital to empower your biggest asset: your people. You'll receive the end-to-end guide to: Digitizing legacy HR functions Using robots for the busywork you hate Employing software to design and improve your employee experience Assembling and empowering your "people team" Utilizing the included plans and templates to guide each stage of your business transformation Perfect for managers, leaders, small business owners, and executives, People Operations is perfect for anyone who wants to optimize HR, maximize their workforce investment, support their employees, and modernize their business.

  • Author: Jay Fulcher
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (June 22, 2021)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Business Culture
  • ISBN: 978-1119785231
  • Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 8.9 inches

                 

8. The GREGG Shorthand Manual Simplified


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Human Resources - August 2021

A shortand outline for almost every word in the English language. The GREGG Shorthand Dictionary Simplified is divided into two parts: Part I contains 26,098 words most commonly used in notation with their official shorthand outlines. Also included are words that are frequently used in such fields as medicine, law, engineering, chemistry, and many others. These words represent a large range of vocabulary, omitting derivites that are not needed in shorthand. Part II contains 2,604 proper names and geographic expressions including a list of 72 commonly used abbreviations. This valuable reference should be part of the library of every shorthand writer.

  • Author: John Gregg
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 2nd edition (June 1, 1955)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership
  • ISBN: 978-0070245488
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.71 x 8.3 inches

                 

9. Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Human Resources - August 2021

Solidly grounded in theory and research, but concise and practice-oriented, Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice is perfect for master’s-level students and practitioners alike. Sharan Merriam and Laura Bierema have infused each chapter with practical applications for instruction which will help readers personally relate to the material. The contents covers: Adult Learning in Today’s World Traditional Learning Theories Andragogy Self-Directed Learning Transformative Learning Experience and Learning Body and Spirit in Learning Motivation and Learning The Brain and Cognitive Functioning Adult Learning in the Digital Age Critical Thinking and Critical Perspectives Culture and Context Discussion questions and activities for reflection are included at the end of each chapter.

  • Author: Sharan B. Merriam
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1st edition (October 21, 2013)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-1118130575
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches

                 

10. Perfect Phrases for Managers and Supervisors, Second Edition (Perfect Phrases Series)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Human Resources - August 2021

The Right Phrase for Every Situation . . . Every Time Communication is the single most important skill for excelling as a manager. What you say and how you say it sets the tone for your department and your entire organization. Perfect Phrases for Managers and Supervisors , second edition, has been completely revised to help you communicate in today’s workplace, where collaboration, cooperation, and personalization are critical to building an efficient, productive work environment. Learn the most effective language for: Setting a tone of mutual trust and respect Dealing with difficult employees and delicate problems Conducting interviews and performance reviews Empowering your people Disciplining workers or terminating employment

  • Author: Meryl Runion
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 2nd edition (July 9, 2010)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership
  • ISBN: 978-0071742313
  • Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 8 inches