Best Upcoming Human Resources Books of May 2017

Every month, new books are released, and we’d like to share the ones with you we think should not be missed. This time, we’re focussing on Human Resources. Please let us know what you think, and happy reading!

Best Upcoming Human Resources Books of May 2017

  • White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America
    White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America

    Around the world, populist movements are gaining traction among the white working class. In White Working Class, Joan C. Williams explains that many people have conflated “working class” with “poor”―but the working class is, in fact, the elusive, purportedly disappearing middle class.

  • Built for Growth: How Builder Personality Shapes Your Business, Your Team, and Your Ability to Win
    Built for Growth: How Builder Personality Shapes Your Business, Your Team, and Your Ability to Win

    And your builder personality is the one resource you can directly control in growing a business that wins. Built for Growth decodes the interplay between builder personality and new business success. com to learn more and access the Builder Personality Discovery tool.

  • The Big Book of HR, Revised and Updated Edition
    The Big Book of HR, Revised and Updated Edition

    Manage and develop your employees. Develop performance-management systems that reflect current trends and best practices. Use technology to effectively manage the human resources function.

  • Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy
    Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy

    How educated and culturally savvy young people are transforming traditionally low-status manual labor jobs into elite taste-making occupations In today’s new economy–in which “good” jobs are typically knowledge or technology based–many well-educated and culturally savvy young men are instead choosing to pursue traditionally low-status manual labor occupations as careers. Masters of Craft looks at the renaissance of four such trades: bartending, distilling, barbering, and butchering. Focusing on cocktail bartenders, craft distillers, upscale men’s barbers, and whole-animal butcher shop workers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and upstate New York, Masters of Craft provides new insights into the stratification of taste, gentrification, and the evolving labor market in today’s postindustrial city.

  • 50 Top Tools for Employee Engagement: A Complete Toolkit for Improving Motivation and Productivity
    50 Top Tools for Employee Engagement: A Complete Toolkit for Improving Motivation and Productivity

    50 Top Tools for Employee Engagement shows that you don’t need expensive interventions or additional resource to achieve employee engagement. Each tool in 50 Top Tools for Employee Engagement includes guidance on when to use it, how long it will take and useful hints and tips to help get the most out of it. Addressing all the key areas of engagement throughout the employee life cycle, from talent attraction and induction to career progression and development, this book is a complete resource to engaging your workforce.

  • Collaborating with the Enemy: How to Work with People You Don’t Agree with or Like or Trust
    Collaborating with the Enemy: How to Work with People You Don’t Agree with or Like or Trust

    Collaboration is increasingly difficult and increasingly necessary Often, to get something done that really matters to us, we need to work with people we don’t agree with or like or trust. Adam Kahane has faced this challenge many times, working on big issues like democracy and jobs and climate change and on everyday issues in organizations and families. Instead, we need a new approach to collaboration that embraces discord, experimentation, and genuine cocreation—which is exactly what Kahane provides in this groundbreaking and timely book.

  • Fit Matters: How to Love Your Job
    Fit Matters: How to Love Your Job

    This practical guide for job hunters or employees at any career stage offers useful advice, tools, and exercises to help you find the job you’ll love. How can you discover a job that really matches your needs. Fit Matters shows you how.

  • Employer’s Legal Handbook, The: Manage Your Employees & Workplace Effectively
    Employer's Legal Handbook, The: Manage Your Employees & Workplace Effectively

    Handle employment decisions legally and effectively―from hiring to firing Employment laws change often. It covers the most common and current employment law issues you need to know about, including: applications, interviews and hiring must-have personnel policies wage and hour laws employee discipline and performance reviews health care and other employee benefits employee taxes and payroll family and medical leave employee privacy illegal harassment and discrimination terminations, and downsizing and layoffs. The 13th edition provides updated 50-state legal information and explains the latest developments in employment law, including monitoring of employee email and social media and employer drug policies in states that have legalized or decriminalized marijuana for medical or recreational use.

  • Reinventing Talent Management: Principles and Practices for the New World of Work
    Reinventing Talent Management: Principles and Practices for the New World of Work

    The world of work has changed dramatically, says Lawler. Lawler says that talent management has to be reinvented. In today’s world, organizations have to constantly reinvent themselves—and talent management must do the same.

  • Leading with Vision: The Leader’s Blueprint for Creating a Compelling Vision and Engaging the Workforce
    Leading with Vision: The Leader's Blueprint for Creating a Compelling Vision and Engaging the Workforce

    What does it mean to lead with vision. But a compelling vision on its own is not enough, which is why the authors, sought-after leadership development experts globally, provide readers with detailed analysis of the essential things leaders must do to effectively engage the workforce around that vision: embody courage, forge clarity, build connectedness, and shape culture. Leading with Vision draws on quantitative data from the authors’ research of over 400 companies supplemented with real-world examples from thoughtful leaders who exemplify the core principles of leading with vision in established companies, including: Olukai, Bumble Bee, Coresystems, Jimbo’s, Bunge, and more.

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