Top Human Resources books recommended by experts

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Fundamentals of Human Resources

Understanding the concepts of Human Resources starts with understanding the fundamentals. On your way to mastery, it's crucial for you to understand how certain concepts were derived, and why things work like they do. Starting with these resources is the best way to do so.

The Essential HR Handbook, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Quick and Handy Resource for Any Manager Or HR Professional

The Essential HR Handbook, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Quick and Handy Resource for Any Manager Or HR Professional

The Only HR Book You'll Ever Need! "Whether you're a small business owner, a manager in a business without an HR department, or even a seasoned HR professional, this book will help you handle any ...

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Belonging at Work: Everyday Actions You Can Take to Cultivate an Inclusive Organization

Belonging at Work: Everyday Actions You Can Take to Cultivate an Inclusive Organization

Belonging at Work empowers business leaders, change agents, visionaries, and those on their way to joining them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to build inclusive organizations. ...

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

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

From the visionary head of Google's innovative People Operations comes a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work -- and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and ensuring that they succeed. "We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. ...

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HR Disrupted: It’s Time for Something Different (2nd Edition)

HR Disrupted: It’s Time for Something Different (2nd Edition)

HR has lost its way and needs to find a new direction. The central question this book sets out to answer is: if we are to survive and thrive in this new, volatile business world, how do we lead, manage, engage and support our employees in a radically different way? ...

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HR from the Outside In: Six Competencies for the Future of Human Resources

HR from the Outside In: Six Competencies for the Future of Human Resources

“This definitive work on HR competencies provides ideas and tools that help HR professionals develop their career and make their organization effective.”—Edward E. Lawler III, Professor, University of Southern California “This book is a crucial blueprint of what it takes to succeed. ...

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The HR Scorecard: Linking People, Strategy, and Performance

The HR Scorecard: Linking People, Strategy, and Performance

Three experts in Human Resources introduce a measurement system that convincingly showcases how HR impacts business performance. ...

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Specializations and Deeper Human Resources Knowledge

You've got your basics in order – time to move on to some advanced and specialized concepts. Human Resources is evolving every day, these books can help you master it.

Predictive HR Analytics: Mastering the HR Metric

Predictive HR Analytics: Mastering the HR Metric

HR metrics and organizational people-related data are an invaluable source of information from which to identify key trends and patterns in order to make effective business decisions. HR practitioners often, however, lack the statistical and analytical know-how to fully harness their potential. ...

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