JHRS Bookstore

The following is a list of HR and/or business-related books we strongly recommend to our members and other HR and business professionals to help keep their skills up to date. Simply click on the book title or image to directly buy from Amazon.co.jp. You can also use the above Amazon search box to look for other book titles of interest to you.

18) A Necessary Evil: Managing Employee Activity on Facebook, Linkedin and the Hundreds of Other Social Media Sites by Aliah Wright [2013]


This book will help business leaders, HR professionals, and line managers guide employees in their use of social networking sites while balancing productivity and help HR professionals set policies that do both.

17) Next-Generation Wellness at Work by Stephenie Overman [2009]


This book introduces the concept of Wellness programs in the workplace, and outlines the ways they can benefit an organization

16) Primal Management: Unraveling the Secrets of Human Nature to Drive High Performance by Paul Herr [2009]


Primal Management is the first book to bring together the five impulses at the core of human motivation (innovation, competency, attaining goals, cooperation, and self-protection).

15) Great People Decisions by Claudio Fernandez Araoz [2007]

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This is a MUST read for every business owner, hiring manager, recruiting professional, or any one who is interested in hiring top performers. Buy and read this book before you make another hire. You'll be glad you did!

14) Why Women Mean Business by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox & Alison Maitland [2008]

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Never before has there been such a confluence of international attention to the economic importance of women and the need for policies to enable them to fulfill their potential. The position of women - as employees, consumers and leaders - is seen as a measure of health, maturity and economic viability .

13) The HR Value Proposition by David Ulrich and Wayne Brockbank [2005]

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This book is probably the best one for those HR professionals who truly wants to be a strategic business partner. Timely reading  and highly recommended not just for the HR teams. The authors themselves are HR's leading thinkers and they provide a blueprint for the future of HR management.

12) Co-Active Coaching: New Skills for Coaching People Toward Success in Work And Life by Laura Whitworth, et al. [2007]

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This book captures the essence of what it takes to design and maintain successful, collaborative, and empowering coaching relationships.

11) Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap and What Women Can Do About It by Warren Farrell [2005]

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Wondering why hard-working women still got paid less than guys on practically the same sort of jobs? Actually, it is not the result of rampant discrimination, but rather due to career choices women (and men) make.

10) HR Forecasting and Planning (Developing Practice) by Paul Turner [2002]

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Presents a powerful step-by-step model that will help you deliver the full potential HR has to offer.

9) The Organization in Crisis: Downsizing, Restructuring, and Privatization by Ronald J. Burke and Cary L. Cooper [2000]

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Downsizing or restructuring? Before you do, buy and read this book and learn how such changes can be better managed in the future.

8) The CEO Within: Why Inside Outsiders Are the Key to Succession by Joseph L. Bower [2007]

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Looking for your successor? Before you do, buy and read this book and learn the concept of "inside-outsiders."

7) Managing Human Resources by Luis R. Gomez-Mejia, David B. Balkin, Robert L. Cardy [2003]

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This book provides a very compelling discussion on meeting present & emerging strategic HR challenges. Simply, this is a book that every strategic HR professional should have!

6) Working With Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman [2000]

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This book explains what EI is and why it counts more than IQ or expertise for excelling on the job.

5) How to Identify Your Organization's Training Needs: A Practical Guide to Needs Analysis by John H. McConnell [2003]                                

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This book explains what EI is and why it counts more than IQ or expertise for excelling on the job.

4) Stop Living Your Job, Start Living Your Life: 85 Simple Strategies To Achieve Work/life Balance by Andrea Molloy [2005]

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There is a prevalent myth regarding the elusive work/life balance---that we can have and do it all. Is this really possible?

3) The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their Employees, Retain Talent, and Drive Performance by Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton

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Know how the best managers use recognition to engage their employees, retain talent, & drive performance. Written by employee- recognition experts, Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton.

2) Hire With Your Head: Using Performance-based Hiring to Build Great Teams by Lou Adler [2007]

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This is a MUST-to- have book for all internal and 3rd party recruiters alike. Written by Recruiting Guru, Lou Adler, it contains useful tips and info on how recruiting should be done the right way.

1) The Embedded Corporation: Corporate Governance and Employment Relations in Japan and the United States by Sanford M. Jacoby [2007]

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Professor Sanford Jacoby says significant differences remain in the ways that executives in these nations view employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. An excellent book to understand the Japanese and Western way of HR management.

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