networking books

The Best Books for Building a Network

So many of the intangible skill sets that define great HR careerists — emotional intelligence, attention to detail, resourcefulness — are already well aligned with how our favorite superconnectors operate in their day-to-day lives. These authors all touched our lives. We hope that they'll have the same impact on you, too.

Hyper-Connected Selling

Why would a book with “selling” in the title be a good read for an HR professional? Well, digital communication and all the information that’s available online have changed how we buy and sell. Entire industries are evolving.

HR Books Review: ‘Herding Tigers’

Should you manage creative teams differently than technical teams? Do you need a different style with designers than engineers? How does motivating creative people differ from coaching sales professionals? "Herding Tigers" is an excellent primer on what it means to work human.

HR Books Book review: The Recruiter's Handbook by Sharlyn Lauby

The Recruiter’s Handbook

There are lots of books out on the market about pieces of the recruiting process, but there are very few books that take someone through the entire recruiting process from start to finish. “The Recruiter’s Handbook: A Complete Guide for Sourcing, Selecting, and Engaging the Best Talent” covers the entire talent acquisition process: candidate strategies, organizational strategies, sourcing, selection, and onboarding.

The Talent Fix

The biggest problems all organizations face right now, across the world, have to do with attracting and keeping their talent. If you don't have enough talent, you can't grow. If you don't have the right talent, you can't compete. If you don't keep your best talent, you're in trouble!

HR Books Book review: Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste

HR Books Review: ‘Cork Dork’

You might wonder why "Cork Dork" is a recommended HR book. Why would some VP of HR or talent acquisition leader read a non-fiction book about wine? The answer is simple. It’s because “Cork Dork” is about identity, meaning, passion, purpose and vocation.

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