SHRM Book Recommendations Off The Mark
After you read this post…give me your suggestions…
I am not a card-carrying hater of SHRM. I actually defend their purpose and effectiveness more than the average joe. Especially as a Trench HR pro. As I was learning and growing in the profession SHRM was a valuable resource for generalists.
But for transformative, strategic HR?…hmmmm
I just got the SHRM recommended books for 2012. For transformative HR they stink. Full disclaimer, I haven’t read them. But the titles tell it all. I have read several like them so I don’t need to read them. Here they are:
- Harassment: Sex, Religion, and Beyond
- SHRMs 2012 HR Trend Book
- 2012 State and Federal Employment Law Manuals
- Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant
- 2012 FMLA Tracker Software
- The HR Answer Book, 2nd Edition
- The Compensation Handbook, 5th Edition
- Create your Own Employee Handbook
- Solving Employee Performance Problems
There were two titles on the list that were intriguing:
- The Power of Stay Interviews. Check out these TLNT and HR Capitalist osts to find out why stay interviews are important
- Tweet this! Twitter for Business
This book list stinks because they are all manuals. Boring. This link stinks because there are no books about Transformative HR; HR that is less about policy and more about engaging a new type of workforce. This link stinks because HR pros will be bored to tears as they read them. Shoot, HR pros need to be engaged too. This link stinks because HR leaders need some pointers too. This SHRM list is all for generalists.
Here are some resources you need to know about to learn about Transformative HR
- Rework by the Founders of 37 Signals.
- Read This Before Our Next Meeting: The Modern Meeting Standard by Al Pittampalli
- Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh (Zappo’s dude)
- TalentAnarchy.com (via Jason Lauritsen and Joe Gerstandt)
- Graceful, Seth Godin’s $2.51 ebook. Yes $2.51.
- PsychologyToday.com. If you want to be transformative, you need to know how people are hard wired….
This list is just a start…
I’d love to hear from you what resources you recommend….