Recommended Reading in HR, Culture, Recognition, and Engagement

Recognize This! – To truly lead others, we must never stop learning.

Recently, I received an email from Sudan asking me for my recommendations on top 3 books in HR. I thought this was too good of an opportunity to pass up and open up to you, my readers, for a bit of crowdsourcing as well.

Below are some of favorite books in four categories. I’m lucky in that we have a bit of an informal book club at Globoforce where we share around books, which ultimately end up in our Globoforce library. These have crossed my desk sometime in the last few years, and I’ve found them quite valuable. What others would you recommend?


Company Culture

Recognition and Rewards

Employee Engagement

I’ve reviewed or written about most of these on Recognize This! over the years. A quick search in the blog will take you to my perspective on them.

What books would you recommend?

Derek Irvine

About Derek Irvine

The VP of Client Strategy and Consulting at Globoforce, Derek Irvine is one of the world’s foremost experts on employee recognition and engagement, helping business leaders set a higher vision and ambition for their organizations. As a renowned speaker and co-author of "The Power of Thanks" and "Winning with a Culture of Recognition," he teaches companies how to use recognition to proactively manage company culture. Derek holds a B.Comm and Masters of Business Studies from the Smurfit Graduate Business School at University College Dublin.

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