The Best Human Resource Books you Need to Read

Human resource is important to the success of any business. In 2022, HR methods are changing significantly. Fortunately, reading human resource books is an excellent way to keep up. Here are ten HR books that can be helpful.

Our 10 Must-Read Human Resource Books

Work Rules!, Laszlo Bock

Laszlo Bock, the head of Google’s innovative People Operation, wrote an impactful book titled Work Rules!. The book gives managers advice on who to hire and how to manage employees. He discusses how to find great talent and maintain a good business structure. Work Rules! also discusses how managers can help their team find joy at work.

Bring your Human to Work, Erica Keswin

Keswin focuses on teaching you how to nurture human relationships in the workplace. This novel goes in depth as to how and why many companies lack human connection at work. Keswin also provides lessons and practical examples of how to ensure human connection in your workplace. Further, she shows how to create a culture at work despite the use of technological tools.

People Processes: How People Can Be Your Organizations Competitive Advantage, Rhamy Alejeal

Rhamy emphasizes the importance of giving attention to people in your workplace. He recognizes people as a business’s most important asset, and explains how to attract and retain talents. This book teaches HR how to motivate employees and use technology to improve employees’ experience.

Fully Staffed: The Definitive Guide to Finding & Keeping Great Employees, Eric Chester

Chester discusses how to find, build, and retain the best employees who will carry the key business duties. He suggests that the key to business is not gaining new customers or increasing sales, but rather finding and keeping the best employees. Further, Chester talks about some different methods to find the top talent for your team.

Strategic Human Resource Management: An HR Professional’s Toolkit, Karen Beaven

Beaven’s book is essentially the all-around guide in human resource books. Written by someone with practical experience, the book encourages HR to keep building themselves to achieve success. It emphasizes the importance of the skills needed to become an excellent HR manager and how to build them.

The Talent Delusion, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Chamorro-Presmuzic discusses the key to unlocking talent potential. The book explains the best ways to find, captivate, and keep talents in your business. It also explores scientific processes that you can apply to help you produce a better business outcome.

Agile HR, Natal Dank & Riina Hellström

Dank and Hellström explore what it means to adapt an “agile” philosophy in the workplace. HR today is often perceived to be slow and inefficent, creating lots of friction in their processes. Agile HR provides readers with a new approach to combat this “slowness” and adjust their HR processes to become more fast, flexible, and successful.

Talent Makers: How the Best Organizations Win Through Structured and Inclusive Hiring, Daniel Chait & Jon Stross

In today’s HR world, we are seeing an increase in the importance of inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. Chait and Stross provide an insightful look on how to help HR build a winning team with an emphasis on inclusivity. The authors focus on how to hire with intent. They present various hiring methods that aim for diversity and excellence.

Winning the Talent Shift: Three Steps to Unleashing the New High-Performance Workplace, Berta Aldrich

The book has a focus on the three major barriers to the success of a business. Overcoming these barriers are crucial, especially when it comes to unlocking a level of high performance at the workplace. Berta talks about the steps businesses must take to redesign their talent strategy to reach that level of success.

Rituals for Work, Kursat Oznec

Rituals for Work stresses the importance of encouraging good habits among employees through the reinforcement created by rituals. It also touches on the usefulness of encouraging and creating bonds among co-workers. Following the advice outlined by Oznec can improve your workplace’s efficiency and help achieve your shared goals.

Learning about HR doesn’t have to stop at reading human resource books. At Hellohire, we regularly put out information to help HR managers get the best out of their team. Check out our blog to stay up to date with the latest trends and news in the HR scene.