Best Kept HR
Secrets, Alan Collins has compiled a collection
of the most powerful advice you’ll ever get for attaining
outrageous success in Human Resources...all in one
This isn’t the
same old tired, weak, warmed-over corporate-speak that
passes for HR job advice in most organizations.
This is the real deal…over 400 brutal truths,
tips, best practices, inspirations, confessions, and
expert insights that practically no one else will sit
down and tell you about.
Nothing is held back.
Nothing is considered taboo.
And, nothing is off-limits in this book.
If you want to discover the REAL secrets for
winning big in your current HR role or skyrocketing your
climb up the HR ladder, just spend a few minutes
flipping through these pages.
COLLINS is founder of Success in HR and author of
the best-seller, Unwritten HR Rules. He
was formerly Vice President of Human Resources at PepsiCo
where he led HR initiatives for their Quaker Oats,
Gatorade and Tropicana businesses. He has been a featured
speaker at HR conferences and seminars throughout the U.S.
His articles have appeared in HR Executive, HRM
Today, Linked:HR, and Personal Branding. He
helps HR professionals take their careers to the next
level at SuccessInHR.com.
With 25 years of corporate, field and executive
experience in human resources, he earned his BS and MS
degrees in Industrial Relations from Purdue. You can
view his LinkedIn profile here.
No matter where you are in your HR career, just a few minutes
spent with this book will make your brain explode with
aha’s and possibilities for elevating your HR
As is his style, Alan cuts to the chase in this
new book. He shares proven, no B.S. wisdom and
Best Kept HR Secrets, Alan doesn't waste your time
correct, sugarcoating the truth
or concealing the
realities of what it takes
to win big in HR."
are just a few of the valuable insights you'll discover
in Best Kept HR Secrets:
Twelve dirty little secrets for landing your next job in HR.
4C’s for building tremendous credibility in any HR role.
14 ways to turn even your toughest clients into your biggest fans.
What you should focus on that matters even more delivering great HR results.
12 amazingly simple ways to double your personal productivity in HR.
10 ways to wow your CEO.
How to avoid becoming irrelevant in HR.
The $25,000 formula for managing your time.
How to receive huge amounts of recognition for your accomplishments in HR.
Eight deadly signs that it’s time for you leave your
job and find a better HR opportunity.
Twenty BIG goals that will easily put you among the
top 5% of all HR professionals.
What you should do if you’re a new HR leader on your very first day and in your first week.
How to read your client’s mind.
underhanded, devious little ways to find out if
employees in your company are looking for another job.
unmistakable, tell-tale clues that an HR layoff may
soon be coming.
counter-offers you can make to retain your best
people...without giving them more money.
actions you can take to avoid getting laid off
during tough times.
dozen things every HR person MUST KNOW about their
keep your HR job and make extra income on the side
during tough times.
rules for winning in HR...but only if you're female,
Black, Latino, Asian, Native American Gay, Straight,
Young, Old, Disabled or Not...or White Male.
reasons you're NOT getting HR job offers...what your
interviewers know, but aren't telling you.
to differentiate yourself from the rest of the pack
much, much more on managing tough HR issues,
excelling in your HR role and enhancing your career!
What Others Are Saying About
Best Kept HR Secrets:
this with everyone in my HR network
"I've been following
Alan's blog, his books and sharing his career tips with everyone in
my HR network. The tips he spells out in this book is absolutely spot-on,
too-the-point, and something you can't afford to pass up. I couldn't wait to
flip through each page to see what else he was going to say
next. This book is his best yet."
Willingham, Director - Human Resources, General Electric
Wonderful no nonsense HR advice book for busy people
Day, Partner at Search Ventures, Inc. (an HR
executive search firm)
Awesome, thought-provoking book so relevant to HR
"What an awesome thought provoking
book! Alan adds many new tips and concepts as well as his own
experiences that are so relevant to HR professionals in today’s
workplace. This book would work great as an Ice
Breaker tool for your next HR Team meeting. This is one
of those books that you will find yourself referring back to time
and time again. Alan does a great job of capturing all those
ideas you wished you would have memorialized yourself! Once
again, Alan shows he is a difference maker in HR."
A Griffin, Vice
President Human Resources, Valco Companies Inc.
Pushed me to think differently about my HR career
"Alan's book provides you with sound advice that will help make your job and career in HR one that is whole, meaningful and
memorable. It is very inspirational and uplifting. It made me
laugh, it challenged me and pushed me to think differently about my
HR career. Pulls no punches. Read it, then read it
Mary Clore-Smith, Regional Director - Human Resources
don't have time to read books, but this is like
having your own personal HR coach
“Let me start by saying, I don't have time to read
books. But, wow! This book breaks the mold.
It was filled with powerful little pieces of advice to live by
or take action on. If
you want to know how to become indispensable in HR, this book
nails it. It is like having your own personal HR coach
at your disposal. It's down-to-earth and
compelling. The '4 new rules for winning in
HR" that Alan talks about near the end of the book are a must read for
anyone and everyone in HR."
Perry Conlin, Senior Manager
- Talent Acquisition, Kraft Foods
Gives you a jump start and edge in your HR career
"Best Kept HR Secrets gives you the jump start and
edge in your HR career that you've been looking for. By
definition, secrets are something kept hidden from others or
known only to oneself or to a few. Collins new book opens the
lock to those secrets. The ones that help achieve success in
Human Resources for those in the know. Now you will be in the
Cohen, President of Michael L. Cohen Associates & former
President - Human Resources Development, Quaker Oats
Great book - great tips - Even if you aren't in HR!
" This book isn't just for HR professionals -- it has numerous tips that would help propel the career of any leader in any industry. This is a must read for any new leader who cares enough about their success to listen to the wisdom of another. It's also a motivational resource for experienced leaders who want to kick start their engines and make the final lap of their career a meaningful one."
Tina K. Cooper,
President, Tina K. Cooper, LLC, Business Consultant and
KEPT HR SECRETS
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Making Yourself Indispensable & Attaining
Outrageous Success in Human Resources
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