Hitting the Books

Human Resource Executive Online | Mar 01, 2010
By: Andrew R. McIlvaine

We asked a number of HR experts from around the country to devise a reading list for today’s aspiring HR leaders. These are books they think are the most meaningful and offer the most insight into the HR profession.

Regardless of whether you’re just starting out in your HR career or have already reached the C-suite, you might find the lists below helpful.

Dr. Brian Klaas and Dr. Robert Ployhart, professors of management, The Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina:

        Human Resource Champions
          -Dave Ulrich

        The Differentiated Workforce
          -Brian E. Becker, Mark A. Huselid,
            Richard W. Beatty

          -Malcolm Gladwell

        The HR Scorecard
          -Dave Ulrich, Brian E. Becker,
            Mark A. Huselid

        Talent on Demand
          -Peter Cappelli

        Investing in People: Financial Impact of
          Human Resource Initiatives

          -Wayne F. Cascio and John W. Boudreau

        Clever: Leading Your Smartest, Most
          Creative People

          -Rob Gofee and Gareth Jones

See what other RBL book made the list.