Five books every HR professional needs to read

We know we live in the era when nobody has time for anything anymore, but literature is not anything. And for HR professionals, books dedicated to their field should still be of interest even after graduation. Yearly we go through many books covering the topic form various perspectives, some more technical, some more narrative, some with deep psychological insights and some dedicated to discipline and organize all the information we get daily on this particular subject.

Here are five book recommendations we have prepared for you:


1501 Ways to Reward Employees

This book is the best manual you can find on how to deal with issues regarding employee retention. Given the ever changing workspace and the current switch of generations, every HR professionals needs to be at the top of his game to make sure the most talented specialists stay with the company. A great insight on Millennials, behaviors and a great deal of interesting examples, this book should be on your Kindle at all times.

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Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

Nominated one of the best creative leadership books by Forbes, this manuscript is a very valuable insight on Google’s working philosophy, gives you ideas on how to set up your employer branding strategy and keeps your feet on the ground, and always paying attention to your employees. If anything, this book will teach you how to listen to all the members of your organization and how to accept data as a very important argument in choosing best practices. If you seek to build a better company, this is a good bible for you.

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Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Written by one of the most influential people in the world, who was also listed as one of the top 50 most powerful women in business, this book discusses the difficulties women face in being rewarded with leadership roles inside large companies. The whole narrative tackles some of the most important topics revolving women’s career paths and gives solutions for overcoming burdens in the workplace. It is a book supported by facts, figures, analysis, all gathered around a positive and empowering message delivered with humor and wit.

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Don’t Hire the Best: An Essential Guide to Building the Right Team

Before you build a great company you need a great functional team. To take the team further, you need a good leader. To be very accurate, you need to hire the right leader. Noticing how all companies always seek for the best you can find, this book comes in and tells you you need to find the people who can get you results, and they are not necessarily the most qualified, but the most adequate for the rest of the team. Read this book and stop for a moment to reflect on what matters when you hire a leader, from personality, experience, competencies and much more.

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The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels

The First 90 Days helps all people go through the first three months spend in a new company, a new position and also offers the employees perspective to the HR specialist. It matters and it is a recommended read because getting a 360 degrees perspective on the experience of employment is essential for any professional in the field. A good insight on all tools, strategies and seizing opportunities.

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