Get Credits with Books Approved for SHRM Recertification

By Desda Moss Aug 10, 2016
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SHRM offers a wealth of resources to anyone preparing to take the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification exams or seeking to earn recertification credits. Here are 10 books available from the SHRMStore that can help you focus your study efforts and maximize your results:

1. The Power of Stay Interviews for Engagement and Retention (Society for Human Resource Management, 2012) by Richard Finnegan. This best-selling book is popular among HR professionals in a wide array of industries and company sizes, a clear indication of the growing interest in stay interviews. This book supports the following SHRM HR Competencies: Communication, Consultation, Ethical Practice and Relationship Management. The title is also available as an e-book.

2. 101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems: A Guide to Progressive Discipline and Termination, 2nd edition (Society for Human Resource Management and Amacom, 2010) by Paul Falcone. This perennial favorite is an excellent resource for proactively addressing performance and behavioral problems in the workplace. This book supports the following SHRM HR Competencies: Communication, Consultation, Ethical Practice and Relationship Management.

3. The Essential Guide to Workplace Investigations: How to Handle Employee Complaints & Problems, 4th edition (Nolo, 2016) by Lisa Guerin. This book provides the 10 essential steps to legally and successfully investigate and resolve any type of workplace complaint or problem. This book supports

the following SHRM HR Competencies: Communication, Consultation, Ethical Practice, and Relationship Management.

4. Defining HR Success: 9 Critical Competencies for HR Professionals (Society for Human Resource Management, 2015) by Kari Strobel, James Kurtessis, Debra Cohen and Alexander Alonso. An indispensable career development resource that provides an in-depth review and application of the nine critical HR competencies that practitioners (from entry-level to executive-level) need to have to be successful within their field. This book supports all of the SHRM HR Competencies. It is also available as an e-book.

5. The Manager's Guide to HR: Hiring, Firing, Performance Evaluations, Documentation, Benefits, and Everything Else You Need to Know, 2nd edition (Society for Human Resource Management and Amacom, 2013) by Max Muller. An excellent resource for HR generalists and line managers that provides step-by-step instructions on documenting an array of talent management processes as well as record keeping. This book supports the following SHRM HR Competencies: Communication, Consultation, Ethical Practice, and Relationship Management.

6. Business-Focused HR: 11 Processes to Drive Results (Society for Human Resource Management, 2011) by Scott P. Mondore, Shane S. Douthitt and Marisa A. Carson. HR professionals must show the value of what they do and build a compelling business case to get other leaders to buy in. This book explains how to do that by linking "big data" analytics with crucial HR functions. This book supports the following SHRM HR Competencies: Business Acumen, Critical Evaluation, Leadership and Navigation, and Relationship Management. It is also available as an e-book.

7. Got a Minute? The 9 Lessons Every HR Professional Must Learn to Be Successful (Society for Human Resource Management, 2010) by Dale J. Dwyer and Sheri A. Caldwell. this book is designed to show HR professionals and line managers how to effectively deal with challenging employees in the workplace in a variety of real-life situations. This book supports the following SHRM HR Competencies: Communication, Ethical Practice, and Relationship Management. It is also available as an e-book.

8. Proving the Value of HR: How and Why to Measure ROI, 2nd edition (Society for Human Resource Management, 2012) by Jack J. Phillips, Ph. D., and Patricia Pulliam Philips, Ph. D. The authors present a step-by-step process for applying a return-on-investment model to HR functions. This book supports the following SHRM HR Competencies: Business Acumen and Critical Evaluation. It is also available as an e-book.

9. 97 Frequently Asked Questions About Compensation: With Answers from SHRM's Knowledge Advisors (Society for Human Resource Management, 2014) by Margaret Fiester. Covers the most-often-asked HR questions the SHRM HR Knowledge Center receives about employee compensation, bonuses, paid leave, tax compliance, wage and hour regulations, and much more. This book supports the following SHRM HR Competencies: Business Acumen, Communication, and Relationship Management. Part of the SHRM Q&A Series. 

10. Solving the Compensation Puzzle: Putting Together a Complete Pay and Performance System   (Society for Human Resource Management, 2007) by Sharon Koss. Checklists, practical tips, sample policies, training materials, and forms are included to help you design a pay-for-performance system for your organization—whether you are starting from scratch or trying to improve your current system. This book supports the following SHRM HR Competencies: Communication, Critical Evaluation, Leadership and Navigation, and Relationship Management. It is also available as an e-book.

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