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Staff picks from 2022

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Learning is an ongoing process for professionals. With how quickly things can change in the workplace, it's important that professionals lean into becoming lifelong learners to make sure they keep current and on top of trends.

But where should you turn to ensure you're keeping up-to-date? We're sharing our team's favourites from 2022, including podcasts, books, and blogs, that can help keep you in the know. These picks were all included in our quarterly newsletter called the HR Rundown, which provides human resources professionals and managers with quarterly updates on legislative changes, information on latest trends, and more.

 

Here are their selections:

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WorkLife with Adam Grant

Type: Podcast

Where to find it: TED, Google Podcasts , Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify

Why we like it: Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to discover the keys to a better work life. The host is relatable and talks about timely topics that matter. You should tune in if you’re looking for practical solutions to everyday challenges in the workplace.

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Bringing the Human back to Human Resources with Traci Chernoff

Type: Podcast

Where to find it: Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify

Why we like it: Traci has a wealth of knowledge and this podcast is a great resource for all HR professionals regardless of where they are in their career. With more than 100 episodes and counting, Traci discusses relevant topics that range from getting back to the HR basics, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, to timely topics and trends like inflation and quiet quitting.

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Good Arguments: How Debate Teaches Us to Listen and Be Heard by Bo Seo

Type: Book

Why we like it: It’s important for HR professionals to be able to manage disagreement and work through challenging conversations. This book can help professionals with those skills and more. You should check out this useful and enjoyable read if you’re looking to hone your debate skills.

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The Elevated Communicator: How to Master Your Style and Strengthen Well-Being at Work by Maryann O’Brien

Type: Book

Why we like it: We found this book very impactful and insightful. Not to give too much away, but this book will help you figure out what kind of communicator you are in life and work, and then will help you learn how to communicate more effectively.

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Indigenous Relations: Insights, Tips, and Suggestions to Make Reconciliation a Reality by Bob Joseph and Cynthia F. Joseph 

Type: Book

Why we like it: This book is a great resource for those in the business community who are wanting to learn how to have respectful and successful relationships with Indigenous Peoples and Communities. It shows readers why good relations can lead to better business outcomes for all.

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Retention red flags: How to identify the warning signs by peopleHum

Type: Blog

Why we like it: With the Great Resignation being on the tips of HR professional’s tongues, we like that this blog concisely identifies retention red flags and offers solutions on how to respond. We recommend this blog to HR professionals who are looking to proactively address retention in their workplaces.

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Why I’m thankful to be in HR: 25 HR Leaders explain why they love what they do by peopleHum

Type: Blog 

Why we like it: It’s hard to not be passionate about a job that can be so rewarding and have such a great impact. We thought this blog post offered a great reminder as to why – as HR professionals – we do what we do.

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Workology

Type: Blog (and podcast)

Why we like it: Workology is a great resource! In addition to offering professional development opportunities online, CEO and Founder Jessica Miller-Merrell shares her insights, knowledge, tips, and tricks on her blog. This is a must-read for HR professionals.

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And there you have it, our staff picks from 2022. These favourites were featured in our quarterly newsletter called the HR Rundown, which provides human resources professionals and managers with quarterly updates on legislative changes, information on latest trends, and more.

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