Six top reads for HR professionals

While we’re on the subject of reading, when was the last time you picked up a truly great HR book? If you’d like some help putting together your reading list, we strongly recommend you consider The six most inspirational HR and Management books for 2021,¬†as published by HR Zone.


Featuring some excellent advice on how to help leaders thrive in the new world of work, the shortlist for the HR and Management category of the Business Book Awards shows that Covid era challenges even impact our professional bookshelf choices this year.


So without further ado and accompanied by an in-your-head-only drumroll, here are the judges’ top six picks:


– Pipping all other contenders to the post, Solving the Productivity Puzzle: How to Engage, Motivate and Develop Employees to Improve Individual and Business Performance, by Tim Ringo, scooped up first prize.


Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace: A Practical Guide for Employers and Employees, by Gill Hasson & Donna Butler, snapped up the accolade for Highly commended book in this category.


And in no particular order, from second to sixth place, feature:


Flexible Working: How to Implement Flexibility in the Workplace to Improve Employee and Business Performance, by Gemma Dale


Leap into HR Consulting: How to move successfully from Corporate to HR Consulting, by Sarah Hamilton-Gill


Personalization at Work: How HR Can Use Job Crafting to Drive Performance, Engagement and Wellbeing, by Rob Baker


The Energized Workplace: Designing Organizations where People Flourish, by Perry Timms


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Whichever of these books captures your imagination, the ABL team hopes you find it useful, informative and immensely enjoyable. Happy Reading!