SHRMStore's Top 22 Reads Before Annual Conference

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We're in the midst of the SHRM 64th Annual Conference & Exposition in Atlanta. The SHRMStore has more than 900 items to choose from on-site, including books from more than 90 speakers. Here's our top 22 picks of books worth reading!  If you're missing the conference, don't worry, you can find everything on the SHRMStore's website

  1. 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals: This quick-reference guide provides readers with ready-to-use performance goals organized by the characteristics and core competencies used most often in the appraisal process. 
  2. From Sex to Religion: Taking Control of Harassment: After seeing re-enactments of common workplace examples in this modern harassment training, trainees can more easily take personal responsibility and avoid those kinds of behavior. 
  3. Your State and Federal Employment Law Manual: One of the SHRMStore's most popular legal compliance products, Ceridian's state-specific and federal employment law manuals are now available as a web-based service.
  4. Tweet This! Twitter for Business: (Speaker Book) This book is an important tool to help build relationships and grow your business by using Twitter for 30 minutes or less a day. Plus, get a free Tweet This! T-shirt with your purchase on-site!
  5. Auditing Your Human Resources Department: Auditing Your Human Resources Department's comprehensive, on-target process helps HR professionals accurately gauge their strengths and weaknesses in 16 key results areas. 
  6. Create Your Own Employee Handbook, 5th Edition: This book gives you the information and policies all managers, HR professionals and business owners need to create their own reader-friendly guide, no matter what state you live in. Includes CD-ROM. 
  7. Harassment: Sex, Religion, and Beyond: Every employee needs to understand one basic truth: A respectful workplace is more pleasant and more productive for everyone. This new training series brings this message home.
  8. Managing an HR Department of One: Whether you’re new to HR or an HR manager in a solo environment, this handbook will help you perform your HR function with the best of them.
  9. SHRM® 2011-2012 Human Capital Benchmarking: 6 Industries, 5 Geographic Regions, and 4 Employee Sizes: The purpose of SHRM® 2011-2012 Human Capital Benchmarking is to provide HR professionals and other business executives with the latest data related to key human capital measures. 
  10. The HR Answer Book, 2nd Edition: This book addresses more than 200 questions that every employer needs to deal with, from recruiting and hiring to discipline and downsizing, compensation, employee relations and more.
  11. The Great Workplace: Based on many years of research and training conducted at the Great Place to Work® Institute, this workshop provides managers with a set of powerful, effective exercises.
  12. Emotional Intelligence 2.0: This "other kind of smart" is the #1 predictor of success both personally and professionally. This book helps readers identify their emotional intelligence and build their skills into strengths.
  13. New Employee Orientation Training: If you ever have to design new employee programs at the organizational or departmental levels, this guide helps make the process much easier to deal with the most common challenges. 
  14. How to Deal with Annoying People: (Speaker Book) Employees, managers, couples, individuals and teams will benefit from this look at personality styles and close, sometimes conflicted, interaction.
  15. STOP. Cut Out Weaknesses Workshop-In-a-Box: STOP is a complete workshop-in-a-box that includes everything a facilitator of any experience level needs to deliver a game-changing program on weaknesses. 
  16. Proving the Value of HR: How and Why to Measure ROI, 2nd Edition: HR professionals need a balanced set of measures and processes to show the value of HR. This book presents the ROI model in a step-by-step process for a clear understanding of the overall ROI process.
  17. The Advantage: (Speaker Book) Patrick Lencioni argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are. 
  18. Employment Law Essentials: Your A to Z Guide to HR Compliance: This guide covers more than 100 vital HR topics, including the FMLA, HIPAA and the ADA, and provides practical guidance on how to apply employment laws in your workplace.
  19. Descriptions Now: This software provides a fast, easy way to define jobs and hire more effectively. From blank page to final description, you're finished in just minutes. It's that fast. It's that easy.
  20. FMLA for Supervisors: This video training program trains supervisors and managers on critical FMLA information and outlines what supervisors must do when dealing with FMLA issues.
  21. All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results: (Speaker Book) Whether you manage the smallest of teams or a multi-continent organization, you are the owner of a work culture. This book answers the most overlooked leadership questions of our day. 
  22. The New Job Security: The 5 Best Strategies for Taking Control of Your Career: This book presents the five best strategies for achieving work security and success, from building a supportive network to creating new jobs rather than wasting time on advertised openings. 
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