4 New SHRM Books Hit the Shelves

By SHRM Conference Today staff Jun 18, 2017

Four new books published this summer by SHRM are now available for order through the SHRMStore.
Attendees at the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans can purchase them onsite and get copies signed by the authors (check the conference app for the book-signing schedule).

HR on Purpose: Developing Deliberate People Passion

HR on Purpose: Developing Deliberate People PassionCan you be in HR for more than 30 years and still be geeked about it? The answer is … YES, you can!!  HR leader and popular "Everyday People" blogger Steve Browne takes a fresh look at HR through an engaging assortment of real-life examples, insights and epiphanies and encourages practitioners to drop the preconceptions of what HR should be and instead look to what HR could be.

Read this book to rekindle your passion for a field that is vibrant and vital and to touch the lives of everyone you encounter with HR on Purpose!!

From Hello to Goodbye: Proactive Tips for Maintaining Positive Employee Relations

HR on Purpose: Developing Deliberate People PassionEvaluating the complete employment relationship in reverse—from departure through hire—From Hello to Goodbye is the HR professional's comprehensive guide to understanding the various ways business relationships end, managing disability and leave issues, properly classifying workers, maintaining an inclusive workplace, and avoiding litigation.

Updated to reflect new research and proactive practices in addition to recent legal and regulatory compliance complexities, this Second Edition also features new practical tips for preventing workplace bullying and the appearance of retaliation, as well as updates to employee classifications and onboarding.

Applying Critical Evaluation

applying-critical-evaluation.pngMake Better-Informed Business Decisions after reading Applying Critical Evaluation. The book draws from existing thought leadership and real-life examples to provide ready-to-use recommendations HR professionals can incorporate in nearly every aspect of the job—from selecting an HRIS and identifying training programs to developing an onboarding process and proposing organizational restructuring.

Written especially for HR professionals in small businesses and HR departments of one, Applying Critical Evaluation highlights best practices for interpreting and promoting findings to better inform business decisions. Featuring tools, worksheets, case studies and assessments that can be used immediately and applied every day, it is a resource HR practitioners will refer to again and again.

Touching People's Lives: Leaders' Sorrow or Joy

touching-lives.jpgThe enduring impact of HR leadership, told from the perspective of an enduring HR leader. In Touching People's Lives, former SHRM CEO and master storyteller Mike Losey offers a wellspring of experience and inspiration on the challenge for all leaders charged with people development to responsibly cultivate compassion, integrity, courage and accountability in every encounter.

Along the way Losey gives readers a front-row seat to many of the major advances in human resource management and reveals his own journey of linking HR to the business, managing diversity, developing competencies and helping to create a profession.


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