Human Resources Book Reviews

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Cynthia’s Book Reviews for Business Professionals

Keep on top of industry trends and interesting reads on HR topics with the help of Cynthia's book reviews.

Secrets About Life Every Woman Should Know, 10 Principles for Total Emotional and Spiritual Fulfillment

As I talk to family, friends, and colleagues, one consistent message is spoken ~ life is busy! There is a lot happening in people’s lives

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Get a Life That Doesn’t Suck ~ 10 Surefire Ways to Live Life and Love the Ride

Times are tougher now than many of us have ever experienced in our lifetimes. It can be very easy to approach each day with a frown, but it can also be very easy to wake up each day with a smile and a positive outlook.

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The New Workforce

In The New Workforce, by Harriet Hankin, these trends provide useful insight for guiding decision makers and employers towards understanding their employees’ expectations. Hankin’s research sources are from her personal experience and from libraries, the Internet, interviews, case studies, and business experiences.

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What Happy People Know

According to the authors’ research, happiness is a “relatively rare quality”. In a recent study, 67% of the Americans surveyed described themselves as living an almost joyless lifestyle. America has become a society largely characterized by the fear of not having enough or not being enough. Deeply rooted in the physiology of our brains is the fact that if one is fearful, one cannot be happy.

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Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em, … Getting Good People to Stay

It’s a fact. Employees can generally resign from your organization at any time, especially during the first quarter of the year. We also know that not all turnover is bad yet when your best talent sends you their resignation, let’s face it. It does cause some pain.

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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Tickle Me Elmo, Italian Charm Bracelets, Starbuck’s Coffee, SUV’s—what happened that people scramble to get them? These products have reached their “Tipping Point”, as defined in this book by Malcolm Gladwell.

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Generations at Work

Take a look around your organization. Do you notice anything different? The times, they are a-changing! Four generations of people most likely make up your current workforce. As business professionals, it is imperative that we understand these generations. Failure to gain an understanding can impede our ability to recruit, lead, develop, and succeed.

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