CPHR BC & Yukon Reads
There are shelves of business literature at every bookstore and it’s hard to know which book is worth exploring. The following are recommendations from CPHR BC & Yukon members, organized by the functional competencies for the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. It’s your source for your next impactful, insightful or helpful read.
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Impact the organization and human resources practices by bringing to bear a strategic perspective that is informed by economic, societal, technological, political, and demographic trends to enhance the value of human resources.
- Good to Great
Undertake human resources role and responsibilities and build productive relationships consistent with standards of practice with due diligence and integrity to balance the interests of all parties.
- The Situational Leader
Dr. Paul Hersey
- HR from the Heart: Inspiring Stories and Strategies for Building the People Side of Great Business
Promote engagement, commitment, and motivation of employees by developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative strategies to enhance productivity, morale, and culture.
- Delivering Happiness
- Leading Change
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Workforce Planning and Talent Management
Create a workforce plan by identifying current and future talent needs to support the organization’s goals and objectives.
- Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay
Kaye, B. and Jordan Evans, S.
- Your CEO Succession Playbook: How to Pass The Torch So Everyone WIns
Natalie Michael and Brian Conlin
Labour and Employee Relations
Promote a collaborative work environment between the employer, the union (where it exists), employees, and other representative groups through clear and open communication to achieve a respectful, productive, and engaged workforce.
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Create a total rewards structure that encompasses compensation, pensions, benefits, and perquisites to maintain consistency, fairness, and organizational competitiveness, comply with legal requirements, and encourage desired behaviour.
Learning and Development
Identify organizational learning priorities aligned with the business strategy using key stakeholder involvement to ensure appropriate learning and optimal return-on-investment.
Health, Wellness, and Safe Workplace
Promote the health and safety of employees through an understanding of legislation, regulations, and standards to increase organizational awareness, ensure compliance, and manage risk.
- Leading People Through Disasters: An Action Guide: Preparing for and Dealing with the Human Side of Crises
Kathryn McKee and Liz Guthridge
Human Resources Metrics, Reporting, and Financial Management
Make informed business decisions using financial and operating information to align human resources with business strategy.
- Keeping Up with the Quants: Your Guide to Understanding and using Analytics
Davenport, T. and Kim, J.
Capabilities expected of most professionals in any area of business.
- Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work
Chip Heath and Dan Heath
- The Confidence Code
Katty Kay and Claire Shipman
- The Being Leader: Tracing the ‘Inner Path’ of Legendary Leaders
- Lean In: Women, work and the will to Lead
- Fierce Conversations
- Start with Why