Give Yourself Credit: 9 Books Approved for SHRM Recertification

By Desda Moss Feb 25, 2015
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certified.jpgWe like to give credit where credit is due. That’s why our SHRMStore carries dozens of titles approved for SHRM recertification credit. To receive credit for each book read, take and pass a brief quiz on our website. When you purchase a credit-approved book from the SHRMStore, you’ll receive a coupon code that covers the cost of the quiz. It’s important to stay up-to-date on talent management practices and strategies that can improve your organization’s performance. Now there’s no reason you can’t give yourself credit.

Here, to get you started, are nine books that cover SHRM certification topic areas.

  1. Business Acumen - Deep Dive: The Proven Method for Building Strategy, Focusing Your Resources, and Taking Smart Action By Rich Horwath. This book lays out the three keys to strategic thinking, breaks them down into simple, attainable skills and provides practical tools for applying them every day.
  2. Communication - A Necessary Evil: Managing Employee Activity on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn …and the Hundreds of Other Social Media Sites By Aliah D. Wright. A timely resource that explores best management practices that can affect how your organization copes with this rapidly evolving workplace reality. 
  3. Consultation -Got a Solution? HR Approaches to 5 Common and Persistent Business Problems By Dale J. Dwyer and Sheri A. Caldwell. Covers five universal problems that all organizations face and discusses unique approaches designed to yield lasting benefits.
  4. Critical Evaluation - People Analytics: How Social Sensing Technology Will Transform Business and What It Tells Us about the Future of Work By Ben Waber. Explains how sensors and analytics can give you an unprecedented understanding of how people work and collaborate and provide actionable insights for building a more effective, productive and positive organization.
  5. Ethical Practice - The Cultural Fit Factor: Creating an Employment Brand That Attracts, Retains and Repels the Right Employees By Liz Pellett. Connects the dots between how understanding and measuring organizational culture allows business leaders to create an authentic employer brand.
  6. Global & Cultural Effectiveness - The Global M&A Tango: How to Reconcile Cultural Differences in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Strategic Partnerships By Fons Trompenaars and Maartin Nijhoff Asser. Provides a framework for identifying culturally related issues and resolving them in a structured disciplined manner.
  7. HR Expertise - The HR Answer Book, 2nd edition By Shawn Smith and Rebecca Mazin. Written in question-and-answer format, this essential reference addresses more than 200 areas of concern and provides answers to real-life HR situations.
  8. Leadership & Navigation - Reality-based Leadership: Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace and Turn Excuses Into Results By Cy Wakeman and Larry Winget. Reveals how to be the kind of leader who changes the way people think about and perceive their circumstances—all without drama or defensiveness.
  9. Relationship Management - HR at Your Service: Lessons from Benchmark Service Organizations By Gary P. Latham and Robert C. Ford. This book examines ways that HR managers can ensure that their team develops a strong appreciation for anticipating and attending to the needs, wants and expectations of employees.​​​

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