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HR’s summer reading list: 14 must-read books
While summer is the ideal time to kick back and take a minute to recharge, it’s also a great time to back away from the daily grind and take a more comprehensive view of your job: Why do you do it? How could you do it better? What would make it more fulfilling?

For HR and benefits professionals, there are a number of books that can help you do just that.

For instance, Daniel Coyle’s “The Culture Code” examines the importance of workplace culture — a top priority for any human resources manager. “Get to What Matters: Tools to Transform Conversations at Work,” by Wendy D. Lynch and Clydette de Groot, can help benefits managers prepare for important conversations with the C-suite. And “An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back” offers insight on what author Elizabeth Rosenthal describes as the country’s flawed healthcare market — and what employers can do to make it better.

Those are just three books that HR and benefits professionals recommended to Employee Benefit News as great reads that are sure to help their colleagues with their self-guided professional development.

If you’re still in need of some last-minute reading to take with you to the beach, grab one of these 14 tomes recommended by industry insiders.