How does the HR professional keep on top of their industry? Like any other seasoned professional, continuous off-the-job (OTJ) training and development is required. There are many ways to stay current; conferences, TED talks, or reading current management journals.
One of the most effective methods of OTJ training is reading – but what should the HR professional read? Material vetted by a reliable source is essential! Harvey Schachter, a regular contributor to the business pages of the Globe and Mail recently created a list of his choices. Schacter’s list has a few different categories and titles that should capture the interests of an HR Professional; including, Work Rules, Power Score, and Hiring For Keeps.
Here is the list from Harvey Schachter:
- Work Rules! by Laszlo Bock
- Power Score by Geoff Smart
- Hiring For Keeps by Janet Webb
- Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter
- Transitions at the Top by Dan Ciampa and David Dotlich
- The 27 Challenges Managers Face by Bruce Tulgan
- The Wallet Allocation Rule by Timothy Keiningham, Lerzan Aksoy and Luke Williams
- Leadership BS by Jeffrey Pfeffer
- Your Strategy Needs a Strategy by Martin Reeves, Knut Haanaes and Janmejaya Sinha
- I Know How She Does It by Laura Vanderk
After reviewing the list, which books look interesting to you? Perhaps that is a topic you should explore as part of your OTJ training development!
- If an organization wants to become a true learning organization, what are some strategies that the organization can implement to encourage OTJ professional reading and development?
- What strategies could a HR Department implement to encourage employee to employee transfer of knowledge?