Holiday Gift Ideas From Success in HR

Don’t search high and low for the perfect gift for the important HR people in your life. 

Find them right here!

Nothing is better than a great book…especially one that will help the people you care about advance their careers in HR.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic,” wrote Stephen King, who ought to know about such things.  So, this holiday season, why not spread a little portable magic yourself?  Or surprise them with a gift they’ll value.

The books below are perfect for gift-giving to career-minded members of your HR team, your HR colleagues (current or former) or to yourself.    Most can be ordered at Amazon and delivered to your doorstep in the next 1-2 days.

Thanks again for all your support this year.   Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

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For the super-busy HR professional, WINNING BIG IN HR: 100+ Powerful Strategies For Accomplishing Great Results Faster & Getting Your Clients To Rave About You As A Human Resources Professional! is like having your own personal coach at your disposal.

You can purchase this book from Amazon or download FREE excerpts by going HERE.

Can be delivered in 1-2 days.

 

 


For the person who wants to take their HR career to the next level or who aspires to become a human resources executive, UNWRITTEN HR RULES: 21 Strategies For Attaining Awesome Career Success in Human Resources is an absolutely must-have blueprint for success.

You can purchase this book from Amazon or download FREE excerpts by going HERE.

Can be delivered in 1-2 days.

 

 

Packed with inspirational HR quotes, short stores and  meaty career tips, BEST KEPT HR SECRETS:  400 Most Powerful Tips For Thriving At Work, Making Yourself Indispensable & Attaining Outrageous Success in Human Resources will help the HR professional stay on top of their game and a provide a constant source of motivation they’ll refer to often.

You can purchase this book from Amazon or download FREE excerpts by going HERE.

Can be delivered in 1-2 days.

 

 

For the HR professional in the job market, HR RESUME SECRETS:  How to Create An Irresistible Human Resources Resume That Will Open Doors, Wow Hiring Managers & Get You Interviews! provides step-by-step guidance for landing their next interview and finding that next HR position faster.

You can purchase this book from Amazon or download FREE excerpts by going HERE.

Can be delivered in 1-2 days.

 

 

Want to discover how to capitalize and make more money from your HR expertise?  Then YOUR HR GOLDMINE: How To Turn Your Human Resources Know-How Into A Lucrative Second Income…Without Leaving Your HR Day Job!  reveals inside secrets for making this happen.

You can purchase this book from Amazon or download FREE excerpts by going HERE.

Can be delivered in 1-2 days.

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26 Tips For Stepping Up Your HR Career in 2015

by Alan Collins

It’s that time again.

2015 is nearly upon us.

Now is the time to begin thinking about what you want to accomplish in the New Year.

Yes, right now.

But you shouldn’t just make any old kind of flimsy commitments.

Now’s the time to decide which initiatives that you will tackle in 2015 that can REALLY take your HR career to the next level…starting today!

Stuck for ideas?  Not sure where to start?

No problem.

I’m going to give you 26 ideas to consider.   Most of them are simple.   A couple are completely out-of-the box.  Many of them take some work.   But all of them absolutely kick butt.

Pick two of them and start making things happen.

Here you go: 26 tips — any one of which that will easily place you among the top 5% of all HR professionals.

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Thank You!

by Alan Collins

People are getting more selfish every day.

Have you noticed?

In the US, today is Thanksgiving.

Traditionally, it’s a holiday about thankfulness and family and generosity, a day to remind yourself of all the good things and people in your life.

But that’s changing.

It’s becoming more and more about gluttony. Not just sharing a meal with your family, but eating until you put yourself in a turkey-induced coma, waiting a few hours, and then doing it again. Or, if you’re really impatient, you just go into the bathroom and make yourself throw up, so you can eat some more.

Oh, and then there’s shopping. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, the best deals of the year, anywhere. You can finally buy all that stuff you don’t really need because, hey, you’re getting a deal.

Personally, I find it disturbing.

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16 Powerful Sentences That Will Change Your Career in Human Resources…

by Alan Collins

The power of a single sentence is amazing.  One sentence can either make your day or ruin it.  It can change your mood or mindset.  Just a few words strung together can make a huge impact on your future.  To that end, here are 16 sentences that have guided me in my career in Human Resources — especially at times where I’ve struggled, been confused or just needed a kick in the butt.  Enjoy!

 


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The #1 Resume Mistake, According To Google’s Head of HR. (It’s Also The Easiest One To Correct. Hint. Hint.)

by Alan Collins

Laszio Bock, Senior VP of People Operations at Google, has personally reviewed over 20,000 resumes in his career.

And at Google, his HR group gets more than 50,000 resumes a week.

In a recent LinkedIn article, he said:

“Some resumes are brilliant…but many are absolute disasters. For 15 years, I’ve continued to see the same mistakes made over and over again  by job candidates on their resumes, any one of which can eliminate them from consideration for a job.”

The number one mistake in his view?  It is…

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“I’ve Just Landed My First HR Consulting Gig On The Side. What’s Your Advice?”

Hi Alan,

I will be doing some HR consulting on the side.  

I wanted to know what I should charge to create a company handbook, revise new hire paperwork, including an employee application, and be available for phone consultation.

I want to be reasonable but also don’t want to cut myself short.  Any advice on what to charge and on agreements you have that you would be willing to share would be appreciated?

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Candid Career Confessions From A No Bull, Straight-Talking HR Leader

If you’re going to spend any time on this blog, you ought to know the truth about the person behind it — me.

The interview that follows will give you a better idea of my take on HR and will reveal both the good and the not-so-flattering aspects of my HR career I’ve never shared with anyone else before.

This interview was originally published awhile back on Linked:HR.  At the time, it reached  600,000 global HR professionals, which is the largest single HR network on LinkedIn.  In case you didn’t catch it the first time, here it is (along with excerpts from some other interviews I’ve done as well).

One other thing:  It’s also the longest article I’ve ever published here — and it may be much more than what you bargained for.

In any event, hopefully you’ll find every word of value.

So grab a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy!

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I QUIT! How To Leave Your Current HR Job Gracefully…Just In Case You Ever Want (Or Need) To Go Back

By Alan Collins

Congratulations! You just accepted a new HR position.

More money.

Better title.

Bigger responsibilities.

Way to go! I know you’re excited. You probably feel as if you could fly.

But before you get too full of yourself, here’s my advice…

Stop! Carefully plan your exit. Don’t burn any bridges.
No matter how you feel about your current job and your boss now,
you may want (or need) to return to that organization again.

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4 Simple But Deadly Career Mistakes HR Folks Make on LinkedIn — That Can Be Corrected In Minutes!

By Alan Collins

LinkedIn recently went over 300 million active users.

And in my view that makes it the #1 online career advancement tool for HR professionals.

Hands down.

Nothing else even comes close.

Estimates of professional participation in LinkedIn range as high as 83%.  So it’s the place to be if you’re in any profession, but especially if you’re in HR.

But if you’re like a few HR folks, you may be making four very simple, but costly mistakes in using it.

Here they are…

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Managing Up Without Sucking Up: Turn Your Boss Into A Powerful Ally & Advocate For Your HR Career

By Alan Collins

Converting your boss into a champion for your HR career is an absolute must if you want to progress in your current organization.

He or she determines the benchmarks for your success, influences how you’re viewed by the higher ups and can help sell you to the key decision makers.

However, you should think beyond just your immediate job.

Your boss today can also become someone that you are in touch with for the rest of your life. Sure, you’ll work for this person — probably for a short time, maybe as little as a few months or a year or two — but you should seek to build a relationship for the long run.

HR is a tight knit community of two million professionals globally with people often connecting in strange and mysterious ways.  So, you never know what role your current boss will play a part in your future, who they will put you in front of, or the job opportunities they could lead you to.

Clearly, you want to have people in your network who can speak highly of you, talk about your professional capabilities or make recommendations when you need them. And your boss can potentially be one of those people now…or twenty years from now.

So, building a productive relationship with him or her is a no-brainer and should be high on your priority list.

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