Archive for January 2018

The Worst HR Book of 2017

The worst HR book of 2017 is “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life” by Mark Manson. The more time I spend reflecting on this book, the more I hate it. Great Books Have Remarkable Titles Let’s start with the title, which isn’t fantastic. I know…

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February #HRBookClub Recommendations

Welcome to the February edition of #HRBookClub. It is African-American History Month, and we’ll be reading two books geared towards the HR community. Every year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) chooses a specific theme for the month. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World…

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The Best HR Book of 2017

There are many nominees for the best HR books of 2017 but only one winner. The best HR book of the year is “Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success is Wrong” by Eric Barker. Motivational Advice Is Everywhere You may know Barker’s work from Time magazine.…

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HR Books Review: ‘Braving the Wilderness’

Brené Brown is a national treasure. “Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone” is one of the two #HRBookClub recommendations of the month. I can’t recommend this book enough for HR and recruiting professionals who wonder where they belong and how to articulate their place in the world.…

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January #HRBookClub Recommendations

Welcome to the first month of #HRBookClub. The theme for January is wellness. What comes to mind when you see the word wellness? Some people go to detox, diet and exercise. Others drift to spiritual journeys and Himalayan salt lamps. All of that sounds like too much work. Also, it seems premature to seek wellness…

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Welcome to HR Book Club

HR Books

Hello, everybody. My name is Laurie Ruettimann. I am a writer, speaker and entrepreneur. As of today, I am the founder of HR Books, and the leader of the #HRBookClub. This website is a dream come true for me. You can’t blog about human resources for fourteen years without learning a few things. I learned…

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