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10 Books HR Teams Should Read in 2019

 Is your New Year’s resolution to read more? In the ever-evolving world of HR, there’s an overwhelming amount of thought leadership, resources, and best practices to take in. Fortunately, we’ve narrowed down the best of the bunch to help you prioritize your reading list in 2019. Add some fresh ideas and perspectives to your toolkit with these timely HRreads.

What is Radical Candor? A Conversation with Jason Rosoff

After nearly a decade at Khan Academy, helping the edtech company grow from three to over 200 employees, Jason Rosoff was looking for his next career opportunity. In a parallel world, Kim Scott had just published Radical Candor: How to Be A Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity. When a colleague introduced Rosoff to Scott, the two formed a connection that would inspire them to build a company that helps others implement the radical candor framework.

HRreads April Book Pick: 'Radical Candor'

If you’re already a member of HRreads or eager to join in, it’s time to dig into our April book pick: Radical Candor by Kim Scott. Former manager at Google and Facebook, Scott is now CEO of Candor, Inc. She has a laundry list of career achievements and cringe-worthy learning moments, both of which she shares openly in her New York Times bestseller. Whether you’re an HR professional, people manager, or CEO, Radical Candor has the recipe to help you be a successful boss.

5 HR Learnings from 'The Power of Moments'

March marked the first month of our HRreads book club, and together we read The Power of Moments by coauthors (and brothers) Dan and Chip Heath. Our HRreaders gleaned several valuable takeaways from the book about how to create “defining moments” for employees. We wanted to share the learnings that made the biggest impact—no spoilers, we promise!

HRreads: Namely’s New HR Book Club

Navigating the ever-changing landscape of HR can be challenging for even the most seasoned professional. As the workforce continues to evolve, it’s important to stay up-to-date on innovative ways to be strategic and engage employees. As a small HR team, doing so can be especially tough. In addition to maintaining an active peer network, reading is a great way to inspire your practice.