HR Book Club
SilkRoad is focused on providing powerful HR software to help drive strong, efficient HR departments. In additional to software, continued education assists human resource professional in using HR best practices and software systems. Download HR books at SilkRoad’s Book Club for HR professionals—sample free chapters from books covering popular human resources topics and best practices below
Chapter 2: Engagement Is A Two-Way Street: Eight Steps for Creating An Environment of Shared Engagement
In this month's book club chapter, Engagement Is A Two-Way Street: Eight Steps for Creating An Environment of Shared Engagement, Kevin Sheridan walks readers through eight methods employers can use to build a culture that puts engagement in the hands of employees.
Chapter 4: Linking Motivation to Performance
Most organisations realise that they can't completely control or change certain factors that affect employee performance, engagement, and enthusiasm for their jobs. Many things are out of the company (and manager's) control but it's critical to understand that there's a solid link between performance and motivation. Management needs to have solid techniques for linking these two and Chapter 4 of A Manager's Guide to Motivating Employees provides just that. Download your free copy today.
Chapter 5: Rewriting the Rules of Management
Generation Y are shaking up the workplace! Many of them are entering management roles now and they're communicating differently, tearing down the corporate ladder, and bringing a fresh approach to work. Manager 3.0 by Brad Karsh and Courtney Templin is geared toward millennial managers but everyone can benefit from the insight the authors provide, especially HR, as we navigate how to make our organizations most effective with this generation. Download a complimentary chapter of Manager 3.0 to get a snapshot of how this unique generation is rewriting the rules of management.
CHAPTER 2: Stone's Measurement and ROI Process: A View from Above
Take your training ROI to a new level of credibility! With The Real Value of Training, you have everything you need to verify that your training solution is directly aligned with business strategy and to determine and communicate its ultimate value to the organisation.
Chapter 5: Team Playing: There's no "I" in Team (or Culture)
Likeable Business by Dave Kerpen covers 11 strategies that organisations of all sizes, in all industries, must take to spur growth, profits, and overall business success. You'll learn the return on investment of principles that you probably don't think about every day like listening, responsiveness, and adaptability. Download a complimentary copy of Chapter 5, "Team Playing: There's No "I" in Team (Or Culture)" and get a sneak peek at key strategies for taking your business to the next level.
Grateful Leadership: Using the Power of Acknowledgment to Engage All Your People and Achieve Superior ResultsChapter 3: Bringing Acknowledgment - and its Benefits - to Your Workplace Chapter 4: The 5 Cs: The Acknowledgment Practice That Works Miracles
When employees are engaged, they are passionate and feel a deeper connection to their work. Grateful Leadership is an essential approach for leaders who want to achieve the bottom line and foster a value driven workforce to build stronger professional relationships with customers, stakeholders, and employees. It is our great pleasure to share with you a FREE copy of chapters 3, "Bringing Acknowledgment - and its Benefits - to Your Workplace" and chapter 4, "The 5 Cs: The Acknowledgment Practice That Works Miracles". We hope you find as much value in Judy's principles as we have!
Chapter 1: Your Decisions Reveal Who You Are and What You Value
Beloved companies—where people love how they feel as a customer or employee—create a powerful bond. This is the topic of Jeanne Bliss' book I Love You More Than My Dog which covers five decisions that drive extreme customer (and employee!) loyalty. Download your complimentary copy of Chapter One, "Your Decisions Reveal Who You Are and What You Value" today and learn how to make company-love as deep as pet-love!
Chapter 1: Purpose
Creativeship by Bob Kelleher is a uniquely written story that presents a roadmap that all businesses must follow in order to thrive. According to Kelleher, "leadership has necessarily morphed into Creativeship – the need to build sustainable businesses and cultures." Presented from the perspective of Joe, a fictitious character, Creativeship illustrates real experiences, lessons and recommendations for companies of all sizes and industries. SilkRoad is happy to offer a FREE copy of Chapter one, Purpose which sets the stage Joe's journey!
Chapter 9: Achieve Long-Term Retention - Combat Wandering Eyes by Motivating People to Stick Around
“Success for Hire: Simple Strategies to Find and Keep Outstanding Employees,” outlines proven strategies for employee retention that result in numerous gains for your business. The benefits of high retention are not only seen at the organisational level, but at an employee level as well. With a focus on retention, talent replacement costs will drop drastically, while employee morale, engagement, and productivity will rise. SilkRoad is pleased to offer a FREE copy of chapter 9, "Achieve Long-Term Retention: Combat Wandering Eyes by Motivating People to Stick Around," which outlines specific strategies to get you on your way to happy employees that stick around for the long haul.
Chapter 1: Transforming An Impossible Situation
The Three Laws of Performance will show you how companies, both large and small, in different countries and industries, are achieving breakthrough performance both at individual and corporate levels. When you apply The Three Laws of Performance, you can learn to rewrite your and the organisation's future, elevating employee performance and employee performance management to unprecedented levels. SilkRoad is pleased to offer a FREE copy of chapter one, "Transforming an Impossible Solution," which demonstrates how performance and how a situation occurs are always perfectly matched. By becoming aware of this and crafting the way you and your employees respond to one another, you can realise immense positive culture and performance changes.
The Collaborative Organization: A Strategic Guide to Solving Your Internal Business Challenges Using Emerging Social & Collaborative Tools
The Collaborative Organization, by Jacob Morgan, will show you just how to embrace social and collaborative technologies and strategies to transform your organisation. Learn to solve business problems, unearth new opportunities, and drive innovation with a solid framework for using social and collaborative software in your company. SilkRoad is pleased to offer a FREE copy of chapter five, "Control the Center (What Is It and What Pieces Do You Need?)," which shows who in the organisation and what pieces need to be in place to roll out a successful and dynamic collaboration strategy.
Chapter 1: The Business case for Onboarding
This free chapter from Mark Stein & Lilith Christiansen’s book, “Successful Onboarding: Strategies to Unlock Hidden Value Within Your Organisation,” enables you to build a business case for on boarding that improves the way organisations bring new hires into the fold. Benefits of possessing a strategic onboarding program are not only seen at the organisational level, but at an employee level as well. With a structured program, employees will be more fulfilled, which will increase engagement, retention and productivity. Download your free chapter today!
Chapter 1: In the Beginning
In A Practical Guide to Training and Development, author Michael Moskowitz provides a solid foundation of the entire training process through a comprehensive look at effective processes and best practices.
Enjoy your free chapter from Michael's book, “In the Beginning," where you’ll be introduced to the foundation of training and development and gain valuable insight on how to evaluate your company’s current efforts, things you can do to improve your training processes, and guidelines for creating an effective training and development environment to maximise employee performance!
Download your free chapter today!
Chapter 2 - Essential #2: Commit
In Brand from the Inside authors Libby Sartain and Mark Schumann bring years of experience and success to this game-changing guide to effectively branding your company, starting with your company's employees.The chapter also illustrates how branding from the inside can have a positive impact on recruiting and employee engagement.
Employee Engagement: A Roadmap for Creating Profits,Optmising Performance, and Increasing Loyalty by Brad Federman
Employee Engagement outlines a comprehensive framework, language, and process that connect your company’s business strategy with its people strategy. Written by Brad Federman—a leading expert in the field of performance improvement—this research-based book clearly shows how top-level executives and HR management professionals can work together to enhance employee performance & employee performance management and ultimately help their organisation reach its goals. SilkRoad is pleased to offer a FREE copy of chapter one, "The Case for Employee Engagement: Connections Versus Transactions," which pinpoints areas where your company may need to improve upon its engagement efforts.
Chapter 9: Do What It Takes to Make Your New Employee Ready, Eager, and Able to Do Real Work on Day One
Authors George B. Bradt and Mary Vonnegut understand the difficulty of getting new employees up to speed quickly. Failure can lead to unfulfilled needs, unhappy recruits, and, ultimately, the failure to meet vital business goals. In this free chapter, the authors cover the logistics needed to make your new employees productive from the start in addition to helpful time-savers, such as using an online onboarding management portal to automate administrative paperwork. This dynamic chapter is full of helpful, real-life examples, graphs and notes. Download today to take away key steps to accommodate a successful new hire onboarding process in two parts: through their work needs and their personal needs. It’s easier than you might think!
Chapter 2: What is Performance Management
In his book, Best Practices in Planning and Performance Management David A. J. Axson provides a complete framework for building best practice management processes. Fully updated to reflect the events of the global economic crisis, this book takes a serious look at the way companies plan and manage performance-from the role of accounting to the skills needed to be an effective manager-including new technologies, techniques and real time management processes. Enjoy your free chapter from David’s book, "What is Performance Management," which takes an in-depth look at the elements of employee performance management and how you can better suit your practices to accommodate our ever-changing business environment.