HR Training and Development Resources


These books are available to check out at the library:

Manager of Choice by Nancy Ahlrichs

When employees leave a company, they're often quitting their managers, rather than their jobs or the company. That's the new reality that managers and companies must recognize if they expect to attract and keep valuable employees. Managing human capital is the crucial business competency that world-class companies look for in their "managers of choice". In this eye-opening book, Nancy Ahlrichs describes five critical competencies of human capital management: talent scouting, relationship building, trust building, skill building, and brand building.

Igniting Gen B and Gen V by Nancy Ahlrichs

While much has been written about how to attract, retain, and engage the up-and-coming Gen X and Gen Y crowd, this book follows the lessons of success from leading Employers of Choice that show how to release full engagement, capture knowledge, train skills, and create a new culture that leverages the talents and experiences of Boomer and Veteran employees. Incorporating dozens of corporate examples, checklists, tools, and the very latest research, this five-step program to engagement shows how to assess the demographics, redefine retirement and the job, provide flexibility, mandate performance, and make engagement part of the culture.

 Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy

There just isn't enough time for everything on our "To Do" list---and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure they get done. In Eat That Frog!, acclaimed speaker and author Brian Tracy shows you how to identify these tasks and cultivate a way of working that will allow you to become more organized and accomplish more than you ever have before.

 Crazy Bosses by Stanley Bing

Drawing on hundreds of candid interviews, this wildly funny survival kit examines the five faces of the managerial monster - from the raging bully to the sniveling paranoid - and offers life-saving strategies for spotting, serving, surviving, and even profiting from them.

 Monday Morning Mentoring by David Cottrell

Everyone who wants a fulfiling career needs a mentor -- someone who has seen it all before, someone who can share hard-won experiences and teach valuable lessons. In this expanded and enhanced version of his best-selling book, Monday Morning Leadership, David Cottrell packs all of the wisdom of his wide-ranging business experience into an inspirational story.

 Discipline without Punishment by Dick Grote

This new edition of the bestselling Discipline without Punishment has been updated to help a new generation of managers and HR professionals adopt a positive, proven method for getting problem employees back on track. Packed with real-life examples, dialogues, worksheets, and a no-nonsense sensibility that busy readers will appreciate, the book remains an eye-opening, practical guide to making your disciplinary system equitable and effective.

 151 Quick Ideas to Deal with Difficult People by Carrie Mason-Draffen

When faced with difficult employees, managers and coworkers lack the skills for handling the stressful encounters, so they throw up their hands in complete exasperation. In this book you'll learn how to handle these people. Whether you are a manager or a coworker of difficult employees, the advice in this book will give you the tools to better supervise problem workers or the confidence to stand up to them.

 30 Reasons Employees Hate Their Managers by Bruce L. Katcher

This research-based book takes you inside troubled organizations, and shows how management problems translate to poor results. More important, you'll find eye-opening and refreshing stories of how such companies overcame and eliminated these dysfunctions. Each chapter also contains a Solutions section offering real, practical strategies for addressing concerns and improving almost any bad situation.

 401 Proven Ways to Retain Your Best Employees by Gregory P. Smith

Facing a growing labor shortage of skilled workers, businesses are placing major importance on employee retention. Surveys show one out of every three people plan on quitting their jobs this year. Money and benefits are important, but most leave for other reasons. This book provides the specific steps, techniques, and tips good organizations take to keep their best and brightest from leaving.

 Manager Mechanics: People Skills for First-Time Managers by Eric Bloom

Manager Mechanics comes to the rescue by giving first-timers the practical knowledge and political insights they need to perform successfully in their new management role, with a particular focus on people skills and good judgment. New and seasoned managers will gain techniques and proven approaches for leading their teams, hiring top talent, navigating company politics, avoiding career-limiting mistakes, and producing high-quality, well-planned results.

 Resolving Conflicts on the Job: Second Edition by Bill Withers, Jerry Wisinski

Conflict, misunderstandings, and contrary points of view are all a part of the workplace - and employees who can't effectively deal with these differences may be stunting their career growth. Now, in a newly updated second edition, Resolving Conflicts on the Job gives concise and clear guidelines for dealing with conflict on both interpersonal and organizational levels.


 DVD Library 


The following DVD's are available to be checked out from the Human Resources office:

How to Get Things Done: An Achiever's Guide to Better Time Management

 Learn to:

     *Distinguish what's urgent, what's important, what can be deferred

     *Overcome procrastination

     *Manage external distractions

     *Streamline time spent on an e-mail


 Shortcuts to Creating and Maintaining Organize Files and Records

  Learn to:

     *Set up a rapid-access filing system

     *Organize your desk, drawers, closets, cabinets, and office

     *File computer documents so you can find them with ease

     *Choose tools that make your job easier and avoid those that make it more difficult

      *Create guidelines for saving and tossing

      *Maintain your system at peak efficiency


How to De-Junk Your Life - Take Control, Get Organized, and Get It All Done

 Learn to:

      *Eliminate piles of paper

      *Minimize interruptions

      *End frantic searches for lost items

      *Apply secrets of organizational pros

      *Tactfully say "no" when your calendar is full