2019 HR Books to Make You a Better Business Leader

January 03, 2019 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

EPAY---book-clubHuman resource managers are never bored – there is always a new problem to solve. The most effective way to advance your skills is to get tips from the masters. We have culled the best HR books on the art of managing people. Even a single insight gleaned from one of these outstanding books could be a watershed in the rise to the top.

We found that among the current human resources management books, the following were standouts.

Tackling the Day-to-Day Hurdles of HR – Adding a Competitive Advantage to Your Daily Processes

HR is about constant improvement in the day-to-day operations of your company. How can you make your employees happy while still giving your company the competitive advantage it deserves? These next two books are your guides to tackling the daily processes of HR while simultaneously benefiting your company as a whole.

The HR Career Guide: Great Answers to Tough Career Questions

New York Times bestselling author Martin Yate The HR Career Guide. Ultimately practical, the guide provides workable strategies and methodologies for a slew of real-world challenges that HR professional deal with every day. He offers guidance relevant to the entire life cycle of a career in HR, from seeking employment, through to leadership, promotions, transfers, and much more. If you are in the HR field, this book should live on a nearby bookshelf to be consulted again and again.

You can purchase the book the SHRM at a discount.

People Processes: How Your People Can Be Your Organization's Competitive Advantage

Author Rhamy Alejeal has produced a groundbreaking work about managing people more successfully, from an HR perspective. How you can resolve the ethical dilemma of performing work for your company while doing right for employees and clients? Looking for the best HR books to read? Don’t pass this one up. You can have a more positive experience in HR, by implementing strategies that buy you freedom from the burden of constant repetitive tasks that drain your personal resources.

You can purchase this book on Amazon.

Strategic Planning – Looking Beyond Just the HR Of Now

To rise to the top in the HR field requires the ability to create strategies for the future that improve the overall production of the organization – and save your sanity. These HR books are our pick for 2019.

Calculating Success: How the New Workplace Analytics Will Revitalize Your Organization

Information is pouring into organizations in massive quantities, with every detail about how a process or section is performing now quantified. The problem lies in a failure to analyze the data, particularly when a process or section of an organization is subjected to a decision by management. This book outlines how managers can correctly analyze data to ramp up production, improve company culture, and how to manage the interplay in the relationship between talent and business success. Implementing an analytical approach will stimulate motivation in your human capital, along with increasing cost-efficiency.

You can purchase this book at SHRM.

Business Focused HR: 11 Process to Drive Results

One of the best books for human resource professionals available, this book covers the essentials. A practical, step-by-step guide that clearly outlines current best practices for HR, relevant for organizations of every size. The book delves into the eleven core HR processes, with practical guidance for executing the those processes more successfully.

You can purchase the book at SHRM.

Employee Learning and Development – Your People’s Success is Your Success

Managing human capital is not an easy task. These two books offer a fresh take on how to get the most out of your talent. Learn to keep everyone happier, from management on down. These books offer some groundbreaking perspectives on how to make your life in HR a more positive, rewarding experience.

The ACE Advantage: How Smart Companies Unleash Talent for Optimal Performance

Optimizing human capital is a key ingredient in sustained business success. Author William H. Schiemann blows away some of the flaws in the historical assumptions about managing people, with a clear-eyed, fact-based look at this critical process. Learn now to stimulate greater employee engagement, production, and retention. Business leaders and HR managers can discover important insights into how to gain the most out of your talent.

You can purchase this book at SHRM.

The Employee Engagement Mindset: The Six Drivers for Tapping into the Hidden Potential of Everyone in Your Company

Author Timothy Clark opens new doors of understanding about what drives employees to perform. He reveals a frightening fact: about 75 percent of employees are not engaged in their work. The consequences have a broad effect on every area of an organization. The book offers a revolutionary approach to managing human capital, one employee at a time, and outlines six key employee behaviors, and what it takes to turn the scene around, so your employees take ownership in their work, and become personally driven to perform.

You can purchase this book at SHRM.