Welcome to the New Improved HR Magazine Book Blog

By Desda Moss Feb 11, 2015
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Desda_Moss.jpgWe've given our book blog a makeover! Here you'll find information about books and other resources to help you keep up with the ever-changing HR field, including:

- Weekly reviews
- Author posts
- Reader recommendations.

No matter what HR role you have, we want to help you gain the knowledge that can help you do your job better and advance your career. With so much going on in business today, it's easy to neglect your own professional development. But don't: It's increasingly important to invest in yourself so that you and your company profit. The beginning of the year is good time to ask “What are your professional goals this year and what are you doing to reach them?"

You might find some answers in a new book — Looking to Hire an HR Leader? 14 Action Tools to Help You Decide, Find and Keep the HR Professional Your Business Needs in a Competitive World — which is an excellent career development guide for anyone looking to move into HR management. Written by Phyllis G. Hartman, SPHR, and based on the author's 20+ years of business management and consulting, the book is primarily aimed at any organization thinking about hiring an HR leader. But the same logical path it lays out for organizations can also help you map your journey to achieving your own HR performance goals.

You also might want to pick up Hartman's first book, Never Get Lost Again: Navigating Your HR Career, which she co-authored with Nancy E. Glube. It offers practical advice, tips and experiences and success stories from HR professional who have reached their desired destinations. In addition, the book tackles the topics of recognizing and managing career roadblocks and barriers and even covers how to deal with career derailment.

Make this the year when you take charge of your own career development and lay the groundwork for future success. We hope this blog can be a resource and motivator every step of the way.

Let us know if you've read any good business books lately and please share your book recommendations with your peers.

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HR Magazine's Book Reviews keep you up to date on must-read titles related to HR and other business topics through weekly book reviews, author posts and recommendations. Looking for a good read? Visit the SHRMStore, our online bookstore, for a wide selection of HR books from multiple authors and disciplines, or sign up for a weekly e-newsletter, which highlights new titles and special offers.

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