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Best of HR books: June 2022

We delve into the new releases to find out what HR has been reading this month.

Did That Just Happen?!

Authors: Stephanie Pinder-Amaker and Lauren Wadsworth

Beacon Press

Price: £12.99

Creating diversity in an organisation is one thing, sustaining it is another. Pinder-Amaker and Wadsworth create a comprehensive guide to help businesses achieve such a feat, regardless of identity, industry or level of experience.



Authors: Kathryn Jacob, Sue Unerman and Mark Edwards

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Price: £10.99

Dubbed ‘the most important business book of the year’ by Esquire, Belonging seeks to change the attitudes of men in the workplace by turning them into allies at a time when businesses are acknowledging the need for change.


The Anti–Racist Organization

Author: Shereen Daniels

Publisher: Wiley

Price: £16.71

By 2021 HR Most Influential’s top thinker, this book provides an honest discussion around how businesses can create anti-racist and inclusive work environments for their employees.

Daniels draws on her first-hand experience and supplies a detailed analysis to help give readers the knowledge they need to change their companies for the better.



Author: Jonathon Trevor

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Price: £16.99

A sequel to Trevor’s previous book Align, Re:Align assesses the impact of the pandemic on the working world. Efficiency is the name of the game in this book, as it details how to streamline the leadership process with minimum fuss.


The Power of Employee Resource Groups

Author: Farzana Nayani

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Price: £18.99

Nayani explores how building employee resource groups (ERGs) can empower underrepresented employees, consequently boosting diversity, inclusion and equality efforts in wider society.

The book outlines how to start and maintain ERGs, using the five Ps as a core principle: purpose, people, processes, planning and priorities.


HR for Hybrid Working

Author: Gary Cookson

Publisher: Kogan Page

Price: £29.99

Cookson provides a guide to success using a hybrid working model, and how to manage the transition to a new way of working.

From navigating inductions and exit interviews to managing employee expectations, HR for Hybrid Working covers a wide base.


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