Books from Sharlyn Lauby
A library of resources on management and leadership skills and development topics. If you are a new manager or have a question about being a better manager or leader, these resources and books from Sharlyn Lauby provide ideas that work!
The SHRM Essential Guide to Talent Management: A Handbook for HR Professionals, Managers, Businesses, and Organizations
The SHRM Essential Guide to Talent Management (Society for Human Resource Management Press, 2022) is your professional desk reference and go-to guide, full of practical solutions, expert insights, and best practices to help you get unstuck when you’re faced with any talent management challenge.
Talent management is the most evergreen of HR topics because finding and keeping the best talent is a constant business imperative. But talent management moves quickly, and you have to stay ahead of the trends to be successful at hiring, engaging, coaching, and retaining top talent. The SHRM Essential Guide to Talent Management is your professional desk reference and go-to guide, full of practical solutions, expert insights, and best practices to help you get unstuck when you’re faced with any talent management challenge.
Sharlyn Lauby addresses hundreds of topics organized by the eight core Talent Management components identified by SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management:
• Strategic and Workforce Planning
• Talent Acquisition
• Onboarding and Employee Engagement
• Performance Management
The Recruiter's Handbook - A Complete Guide for Sourcing, Selecting, and Engaging the Best Talent
The Recruiter's Handbook (Society for Human Resource Management Press, 2018) provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide into the talent acquisition process. It includes everything from employer branding and the candidate experience to recruitment ethics and the changing legal landscape, from social media sourcing and reference checking to on boarding and succession planning.
With insights, tips, and tools from dozens of recruiting experts and real-world case studies The Recruiter’s Handbook provides a tried, true, and tested toolkit to not only help shorten learning curves and avoid legal pitfalls, but also build trust in new hire relationships.
At the end of each section, there is a recap of the top takeaways so you can stay focused on implementing your recruiting strategy as well as a list of actionable, practical tips, and resources to make your job easier.
You’ll make this your talent acquisition bible, use its tools and templates as roadmaps to your own success and the success of your team.
Manager Onboarding: 5 Steps for Setting New Leaders Up for Success
Onboarding is such an important part of an employee’s success. It starts well before the employee decides to apply with an organization in the forms of employment branding and the candidate experience. It includes sourcing, interviewing, background checks, and extending the job offer. Next comes new hire paperwork, orientation, and training. Lastly, performance management. On some level much of onboarding touches every single component in the employee life cycle.
Yet, when it comes to onboarding managers, we do nothing or very little.
Manager Onboarding will walk HR managers and business leaders through the process of creating a manager onboarding program. While onboarding has many touchpoints in a manager’s career, this book focuses on the new hire or newly promoted phase.
This book is for HR leaders who are looking for a roadmap to designing a manager onboarding program. The book touches on just a bit of theory and a whole lot of practical knowledge. It is filled with stories and examples about how companies’ onboarding programs work—both for new employees as well as managers.
Onboard New Hires Virtually
Whether it’s temporary or long term, remote work has been gaining in popularity. And that affects all aspects of a company, including hiring. From virtual interviews to a virtual start date, companies have a lot to navigate. That’s where talent development professionals can step in by pairing their onboarding program with virtual learning to create a virtual onboarding program.
In this issue of TD at Work, Onboard New Hires Virtually Sharlyn Lauby discusses the value of onboarding as well as the benefits and drawbacks of virtual learning. Further, she:
- Details how to use ADDIE to develop a virtual onboarding program
- Outlines managers’ roles in virtual onboarding
- Advises on how to gain—and retain—stakeholder buy-in for your program
Tools & Resources included in this issue are a remote new-hire onboarding activity checklist and virtual onboarding modality planning template
A Road Map for Onboarding Managers
Few organizations have manager onboarding programs, but they are key to equipping managers with the tools they need to be successful from day one.
In A Road Map for Onboarding Managers, Sharlyn Lauby details how proper onboarding prepares managers to start their role confident, engaged, and better able to serve as an employee coach and mentor-both of which are critical to an organization’s bottom line. This issue of TD at Work: identifies why managers need their own onboarding program outlines a step-by-step process for developing a manager onboarding program offers a checklist for a new manager buddy program provides a template for developing a new manager onboarding program.
Orient Managers for Career Success
Although organizations likely have management development programs, they typically take place when employees are identified as high potentials and promoted into management later or when they are promoted, fail, and are assigned management development.
In Orient Managers for Career Success, Sharlyn Lauby explains why new manager orientation is critical for bridging the gap between when employees join management and when they receive development. She details: management orientation and how it differs from other management development programs why a manager-specific program is needed ways to gain buy-in and support for these programs how to design and evaluate successful programs.
Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers
In business, time is valuable – never waste it again with ineffective meetings by using these blueprints to optimize the time you spend in the meeting room. Transform meetings in your organization with these techniques and strategies that will boost productivity and creativity to ensure your meetings always deliver results.
From networking to strategic planning, Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers shares tips to organize and run any type of meeting. Set goals, overcome obstacles, and sustain results to become a manager that understands the true value of meetings. Take control of your time with this vital resource. Learn how to effectively plan, conduct, and follow up a wide range of meetings and find out how meetings can be used to build more effective relationships, develop new skills and generate new ideas.
It's All About Bob(bie): Strategies for Winning With Your Employees
This third thought leadership book from The Workforce Institute at Kronos builds on the actionable best practices for developing and retaining a competitive 21st century workforce that were first mentioned in the Institute's book Elements of Successful Organizations and Creating the Workforce and Results You Seek.
Through characters Bob and Bobbie, the reader is cleverly introduced to an insightful anthology of practical ideas and innovative leadership practices that create organizational success by focusing on investment in employees. Written by some of today’s most respected leaders in workforce planning, HR, and HCM, the book is a how-to guide to creating that virtuous cycle in your workplace for everybody from the frontline workforce to the CEO.
Motivating Employees in the Digital Age
In the workplace, “understanding the technology landscape is important because it helps you choose the best technology tools to support employee engagement, communication, and motivation,” writes Sharlyn Lauby in Motivating Employees in the Digital Age. Lauby explains how to use social media, gamification, and mLearning to motivate workers, and provides tips on avoiding some common mistakes.
This book will:
- Describe the capabilities of technology in today’s workplace
- Explain how to apply technology to classic motivation theories
- Outline how you can use technology to motivate employees
- Provide tips on using digital tools to motivate employees and measure success
These are the individuals who must ''be present'' every day to do their jobs, and who make up the majority of today's global workforce yet they are not as frequently considered in discussions about work-life balance, career growth, employee experience, and creative benefits.
This fourth book from The Workforce Institute at Kronos. Being Present: A Practical Guide for Transforming the Employee Experience of Your Frontline Workforce, is a rich collection of guiding ideas, advice, and best practices focused on improving people’s lives at work specifically the lives of frontline workers. These are the individuals who must ”be present” every day to do their jobs, and who make up the majority of today’s global workforce yet they are not as frequently considered in discussions about work-life balance, career growth, employee experience, and creative benefits.Challenging yesterday’s mindset while strategically looking at the future of work, this book offers eye-opening insights on the positive outcomes for employers who invest in their workers’ experience. Written by some of today’s most respected leaders and practitioners in human resources, workplace technology, and the future of work, the reader learns new ways to create and build frontline workplace capability, productivity, performance, empowerment, and trust.
Knowing how to motivate and engage employees is critical for an organization's ability to get results. Motivation determines the direction of an employee’s behavior (that is, what the employee chooses to do), the level of effort an employee puts into his or her work, and the level of persistence that an employee has when faced with obstacles. When employees are not motivated properly, their productivity drops and key milestones and deadlines are missed.
Motivating Employees will help managers understand and master this important piece of the organizational productivity puzzle. Discover ways to integrate motivation into the workplace, reward high-achieving employees and avoid common manager mistakes.
The ASTD Management Development Handbook
The ASTD Management Development Handbook is a powerful and useful writing collection covering many aspects of management in the current business climate. The book suffers from no blind spots or filler chapters. Instead, it is a vital, cohesive compilation of the most current thinking on modern managerial practices available today, filled with concise, focused, and pragmatic lessons and wisdom.
The ASTD Management Development Handbook provides the best and most insightful thinking on leadership from modern management professionals who are in touch with the issues, challenges, opportunities, and dynamics present in contemporary corporate culture.
7 Types of Power: Using Power Effectively Within Organizations (FREE ebook)
It’s time to stop saying “Me? I don’t have any power.” Everyone has power. That’s right – everyone. The question is what types of power do you have and the best way to use them.
7 Types of Power: Using Power Effectively Within Organizations is all about helping people understand they have power and the most effective ways to use it in the workplace. It’s jammed with information about effectively using power in the workplace, understanding the difference between bestowed power and earned power and successfully using power in teams. PLUS, the e-book offers resources and tools to help you determine what types of power you have, learn how to create powerful goals and test your knowledge of recognizing workplace power in others.