Recently, someone posed an intriguing question to me: “Which resources do you rely on most when diving deep into topics like HR, People Ops, Talent Acquisition, and Startup Culture? Do you have a particular book, collection of articles, podcast, or a LinkedIn influencer that stands out?”
Here’s my response:
1. HR Communities:
To stay informed of the latest trends in HR, I actively participate in several HR communities. They serve as invaluable platforms for networking, professional development, and peer assistance. My go-to communities include:
2. Essential Reads on Culture:
- “No Rules Rules” by Erin Meyer and Reed Hastings, an eye-opener into Netflix’s innovative cultural ethos.
- “Radical Candor” by Kim Scott, a guide on cultivating a culture of constructive feedback.
- “The Culture Map” by Erin Meyer, which offers tips on the complexities of multicultural workplaces.
- “Delivering Happiness” by Tony Hsieh, it was my first book a long time ago that supported my believe the success of people-centric cultures.
3. Data & Analytics Books:
- “People Analytics for Dummies” by Mike West, offering a digestible introduction to HR analytics.
- “Say It With Charts” by Gene Zelazny, focusing on effective data presentation.
- “Fundamentals of Data Visualization” by Claus O. Wilke, the art and science of visual data representation that helps on how to communicate properly your results
4. Continuous Learning Platforms:
I follow up the courses from AIHR to keep my knowledge updated, especially on topics like People Analytics and Strategic Talent Acquisition.
The “HR Leaders” podcast hosted by Chris Rainey is my companion during long commutes. The in-depth discussions and interviews provide me with great insights that spark my creativity for new ideas implementation.