Book Round-Up: Paul Falcone, HR Rock Star

75WaysMgsHireDevKpGrtEmpsOne of our most anticipated titles in 2016 is Paul Falcone‘s 75 Ways for Managers to Hire, Develop, and Keep Great Employees (AMACOM June 2016). His HR expertise and the skill with which he communicates it to others have earned him great respect and glowing comments, like this one from Falcone’s recent profile in SHRM:
“He’s got up-to-date grounding in HR theories, he understands the levers of the business he is working in and he develops good relationships with people,” [Kim] Congdon says. For those reasons, everybody in the profession seems to know his name. “He is an HR rock star.”
In honor of Falcone’s upcoming book (a soon-to-be hit), take a look at a few of his currently available titles–books published in recent years that continue to pick up steam and provide aid to human resources professionals and managers across the nation.
One of Falcone’s greatest strengths: throwing a lifeline to managers when they need it most. If you need to deliver the performance review for a poor team player, delicately address an employee’s personal hygiene, or bite the bullet and let someone go, Paul Falcone is your coach. And if you’re a manager who hasn’t yet had to have any of these conversations–well, you will. This resource will stand you in good stead in times to come.


2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews: Ready-to-Use Words and Phrases that Really Get Results

As Falcone explains in this book, “Annual performance appraisals are not meant to be a paper chase–a mandatory exercise that creates a snapshot of your impressions as a supervisor about a subordinate’s work. Instead, they should be a collaborative effort that builds on open communication and constant feedback.” This book gives managers and HR professionals the language to get there.


2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals: Ready-to-Use Phrases that Really Get Results

Hand in hand with 2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews comes 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals–because by the time the next performance review rolls around, ideally your employees will have set and strove for meaningful goals. You can make sure they do with the help of this book.

96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire 

Before you can exercise all of your newfound knowledge on having tough conversations, conducting performance reviews, and guiding your employees to the perfect performance goals, you’ll need to find those employees. With more than 100,000 copies sold, 96 Great Interview Questions has proven itself an essential resource for anyone evaluating job candidates.

Need more evidence of Paul Falcone’s HR and managerial genius? Check out his articles on AMA Playbook:



PAUL FALCONE has served as vice president of human resources for NBC Universal Entertainment Production, VP of employee relations for Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles, and VP and West Coast head of human resources for Nickelodeon. He is the author of many top-selling books, including those listed above.


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