New SHRM Books Available at the 2018 Annual Conference


In addition to featuring dozens of top-selling HR books at this year's onsite SHRMStore, the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition introduces 15 new SHRM-published books—all approved for professional development credits toward SHRM recertification.


Drop by the SHRMStore in the Connection Zone or online and check them out!

From WE WILL to AT WILL: A Handbook for Veteran Hiring, Transitioning, and Thriving in the Workplace

A complete guide to veteran hiring for employers, HR and today's transitioning veterans

With expert recommendations and insights, real-world case studies, and state-of-the-art resources and tools, From WE WILL to AT WILL demystifies the culture and mindset of today's veterans, presents the business case for hiring veterans, shows how to manage the hiring process, and provides a clear road map to navigate the path from veteran-friendly to veteran-ready.

"A must-read for HR professionals looking to take advantage of the capabilities our veterans bring to the workforce."

Gen. George W. Casey Jr. (Ret.), U.S. Army



Motivation-Based Interviewing: A Revolutionary Approach to Hiring the Best

Stop asking the wrong interview questions and start hiring high-performers

Hiring the best requires more than just assessing a candidate's skill. Interviewers must also determine the candidate's attitude toward overcoming obstacles and how passionate they are about achieving your company's goals—both of which are proven predictors of future success. Author Carol Quinn provides a complete guide for accurately and reliably assessing skill, attitude and passion so you can expose the incremental differences that separate the pretenders from the genuine high-performers. Once you discover the power of motivation-based interviewing you'll never conduct an interview any other way!


"The best book ever written on the topic of interviewing and hiring."

Lee Cockerell, best-selling author of Creating Magic and The Customer Rules


The Power of Stay Interviews for Engagement and Retention, Second Edition

Updated classic for reducing turnover and improving engagement

The stay interview is an easy-to-use tool for uncovering, anticipating and resolving issues and concerns before your best employees leave. One of SHRM's all-time best-selling books, The Power of Stay Interviews is now revised and updated to reflect multiple generations at work, including Millennials and older workers; present brand-new stay interview questions; and introduce "Finnegan's Arrow"—a potent business-driven strategy for stay interviews.


"An indispensable guide to becoming an 'employer of choice.' " 

Jim Rathke, executive vice president of operations, American Food Group



The Practical Guide to HR Analytics: Using Data to Inform, Transform, and Empower HR Decisions

Inform, transform and empower your HR decisions

The Practical Guide to HR Analytics provides a practical approach to using data to solve real HR challenges in organizations. The authors demystify analytics with clear guidelines and recommendations for making the business case, starting an HR analytics function, avoiding common pitfalls, presenting data through visualization and storytelling, and much more.


"Simply the best book I've read in the field of HR analytics."

Shelley R. Robbins, senior chair, masters programs, Capella University School of Business




Digital HR: A Guide to Technology-Enabled Human Resources

Expert coverage of revolutionary trends and disruptive technologies

Digital HR
offers HR executives, managers, specialists and students a comprehensive and evidence-based guide to current technologies that enhance, enable, revitalize and empower human resources. With practical insight, real-world case studies, tips and tools, recommendations, and additional resources, author Deborah D. Waddill, Ed.D., guides readers through each of the major technologies and addresses vital strategic and implementation issues.


"This must-read book overviews, demystifies and delivers tools that will shape how HR delivers value in the future."

Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan


Predicting Business Success: Using Smarter Analytics to Drive Results

Learn how to connect the dots between people data and business outcomes 


Predicting Business Success goes beyond the usual slicing and dicing of HR data to show HR professionals how to definitively connect the dots between people data and business outcomes. The authors provide a straightforward approach for scaling analytics to all leaders and all levels with detailed strategies for collecting key data elements and making talent profiles predictive. Predicting Business Success offers readers proven guidelines to harness data for selection and recruitment, onboarding, employee surveys, training needs, and much more.


"Illuminates the next steps in the analytics evolution."

Rhonda S. Brandon, CHRO, Duke Health System



Go Beyond the Job Description: A 100-Day Action Plan for Optimizing Talents and Building Engagement

A proven, step-by-step process for increasing productivity, motivation and engagement


Go Beyond the Job Description offers a step-by-step process for increasing productivity, motivation and engagement with a 100-day action plan to optimize employee skills, talents and contributions at work. This methodical and insightful book provides detailed guidelines for any HR professional or business manager looking to optimize employee talent and build sustainable engagement—especially those with limited time and funds. The book covers assessments, development plans, strategic transition plans, and all the resources and tools you need to ensure success!


"A great book for anyone looking to get out of their comfort zone and take their career to the next level." 

Shiva Venkatraman, CEO, Varidus




Mastering Consultation as an HR Practitioner: The SHRM Competency Series

HR's guide to thinking like a consultant


Providing guidelines and best practices for building and applying your consultative skills, Mastering Consultation as an HR Practitioner features case studies, worksheets and additional resources that can be used immediately and applied every day to:

  • Define customer needs.
  • Gather the right data.
  • Avoid common obstacles.
  • Build a framework for change.


"[Author Jennifer] Currence outlines straightforward and effective methods to showcase your consulting skills as an HR practitioner." 

Amy Lein, SHRM-SCP, president, Greater Orlando SHRM




Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager: Making the Science of Management Work for You, Second Edition

Distills the essentials for becoming an evidence-based manager


The second edition of this management classic provides front-line managers with key lessons and tips to help them put the science of management to everyday use. The book distills all of the essential information needed to become an evidence-based manager, from hiring to retention. Information is presented within 10 general lessons of management, a new case study featuring two evidence-based managers in action and thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter.


"Demonstrates why and how proven, tested techniques work in 10 critical areas of management."

Wayne F. Cascio, Distinguished Professor & Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership, University of Colorado, Denver



The HR Career Guide: Great Answers to Tough Career Questions

Navigate your HR career with confidence

Featuring scores of proven career strategies and tactics from SHRM's popular Q&A columnist and New York Times best-selling author Martin Yate, The HR Career Guide is packed with practical, honest, real-world guidance for successfully navigating the challenges commonly faced throughout the complete career cycle. Sections include Starting Your HR Career, Resumes, Interviews, Networking, Job Searches, Job Stability, Leadership, Promotions & Transfers, Job Change, Career Change, and much more!


"A remarkably valuable resource for building a successful and upwardly mobile career in HR!"

Wendy Enelow, Master Resume Writer and author



A Manager's Guide to Developing Competencies in HR Staff: Tips and Tools for Improving Proficiency in Your Reports

Practical guidelines to elevate HR performance in your organization


By loading this book with tips, techniques, assessment tools and real-life stories of management successes, author Phyllis G. Hartman, SHRM-SCP, takes the mystery out of HR staff development by showing the value of the SHRM competencies in business, then clearly establishing the links between various competencies and HR functions.


"Competencies exist at every level in the HR professional's career, and Hartman provides indispensable guidelines and tools to help HR managers develop staff accordingly."

David S. Twitchell, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CBP, vice president-HR, Catholic Charities New Hampshire



The SHRM Essential Guide to Employment Law: A Handbook for HR Professionals, Managers, Businesses, and Organizations

Your one-stop legal reference for employment law

The SHRM Essential Guide to Employment Law presents in simple, straightforward language everything HR professionals, employers and small-business owners need to know about their relationship with their employees to comply with the law and protect themselves and their business from legal action.


Covering more than 200 workplace law topics, the guide provides an overview of U.S. workplace laws, regulations and court decisions that employers, large or small, are likely to face, as well as what pitfalls to anticipate and when to seek professional advice.



The Recruiter's Handbook: A Complete Guide for Sourcing, Selecting, and Engaging the Best Talent

Elevate your recruiting game to the next level

Offering insights, tips and tools from dozens of HR, recruiting and business experts, The Recruiter's Handbook delivers a proven road map to not only shorten learning curves and avoid legal pitfalls, but also build trust in new-hire relationships. Along the way, it offers guidelines for recruiting veterans, people with disabilities and people with criminal histories and shows how to drive cultural change by raising awareness of your organization's talent acquisition function; how to build strong apprenticeship, mentoring or internship programs; how to effectively conduct assessments, reference checks and background checks; and much more.


"The ultimate handbook every senior executive will want to share with their team or hiring managers."

Laurie Ruettimann, SHRM-SCP, HR consultant, LFR Inc.



The Talent Fix: A Leader's Guide to Recruiting Great Talent

Talent acquisition is the new HR

Piece by piece and step by step, with real-world examples and stories about how innovative organizations and top talent acquisition leaders are successfully recruiting today, The Talent Fix presents a proven, practical and scalable recruiting model for talent acquisition leaders and practitioners and shows how organizations can build and sustain a great talent acquisition function.


"If recruiting is the 'tip of the HR spear,' The Talent Fix is the best primer on how to wield it. It's time for talent acquisition leaders everywhere to step up and lead."

Gerry Crispin, co-founder of CareerXroads and TalentBoard




California Employment Law: An Employer's GuideRevised & Updated for 2018

A practical and comprehensive approach to California employment law

Written primarily for HR professionals and business managers, California Employment Law is easy to read, applicable to all industries and comprehensively revised to cover California employment law updates for 2018. Topics include new criminal background check regulations, "ban the box" laws, new national origin regulations, updated transgender regulations, new methods for calculating rest break compensation for commissioned employees, updated meal and lodging credits, and much more.

"It's California employment law simplified."

Ann Huston, SHRM-SCP, human resources manager, National Church Residences



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