The Gift of HR Knowledge

first_imgOriginally posted on the SHRM Book Blog. In the new year, HR professionals will—as they always have—face challenges that will call upon their collective knowledge and competencies to keep their organizations thriving in a changing business landscape. Developing your skills in all of the arenas that HR touches will allow you to turn difficult situations into workable opportunities and help you move yourself, and your organization, forward.To help you do this, we’ve come up with a brief list of holiday gift ideas for the HR book lovers you know. While there are many titles to choose from that map to a variety of HR functions, responsibilities and needs, the following books afford HR professionals a chance to contemplate their own careers and re-energize for the coming year.Whether you want to expand your HR knowledge, enhance your skills or take steps to earn SHRM recertification credits, these selections will help you further your goals and increase your value. Taking the time to read them will also give you an opportunity to reflect on where you are and where you see yourself heading as you progress in your HR role. And, that’s a gift that gives back all year long!Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman (Harper Publishing, 2010). Your Leadership Story: Use Your Story to Energize, Inspire and Motivate by Timothy J. Tobin (Berrett-Koehler Publishing, 2015). Never Get Lost Again: Navigating Your HR Career by Nancy E. Glube and Phyllis G. Hartman (Society for Human Resource Management, 2009). The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make Them Happen by Andy Boynton and Bill Fischer with William Bole (Jossey-Bass, 2011). View from the Top: Leveraging Human and Organization Capital to Create Value edited by Richard L. Antoine, Elizabeth “Libby” Sartain, Dave Ulrich, Patrick M. Wright (Society for Human Resource Management, 2016). Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead by Laszlo Bock (Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group, 2015).Cheers to your career success in 2017!last_img