Human resource management books are like gold for HR professionals. In an ever-changing landscape, they help to keep you informed and gain new insight into culture, leadership, and people in general. Keeping a few HR books in the office can also help you to engage with staff in the workplace.
Below, we list ten HR books that you should consider adding to your book collection in 2019.
Best HR Books for 2019:
The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
The Talent Delusion: Why Data, Not Intuition, Is the Key to Unlocking Human Potential by Thomas Chamorro-Premuzic
The Healthy Workplace: How to Improve the Well-Being of Your Employees—and Boost Your Company’s Bottom Line–Special Edition, by Leigh Stringer
HR on Purpose! Developing Deliberate People Passion, by Steve Browne
Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation, by Neel Doshi & Lindsay McGregor
Bring Your Human to Work: 10 Surefire Ways to Design a Workplace That Is Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World, by Erica Keswin
The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules For Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees, by Jeanne C. Meister and Kevin Mulcahy
The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth by Amy C. Edmondson
Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family, by Bob Chapman and Raj Sisoda
Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results, by Barry O’Reilly
The Top 10 HR Books FAQs:
I want to learn more about teams. What human resource management book do you recommend?
Bestselling author, Patrick Lencioni brings us another stellar fable about leadership and teams in "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team." This entertaining and informative read tells the story of Kathryn Petersen, a CEO who takes control of a dysfunctional team at a struggling Silicon Valley firm and helps its members to succeed. The book contains useful information to implement within your own team, as well as a questionnaire to help overcome common shortcomings.
What is the best book on HR analytics?
"The Talent Delusion: Why Data, Not Intuition, Is the Key to Unlocking Human Potential" by Thomas Chamorro-Premuzic, is highly recommended. "The Talent Delusion" aims to educate HR professionals and leaders on how to measure, predict, and manage talent using data-driven solutions to common HR problems.
What are the best books for motivating employees?
Aside from "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team," we recommend these three motivational books for employees: "HR on Purpose!" by Steve Browne, "Everybody Matters" by Bob Chapman and Raj Sisoda, and "The Healthy Workplace" by Leigh Stringer.
I want to read about engaging staff in the workplace. Which human resource management books should I read?
- "The Future Workplace Experience."
- "HR on Purpose!"
- "The Talent Delusion."
- "Everybody Matters."
- "Bring your Human to Work."
What about Human Resource Leadership? What are the best human resource management books to read?
- "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team."
- "Primed to Perform."
- "The Fearless Organization."
- "Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results."