Look Whose Talking About The Big Book of HR

Reviews for The Big Book of HR keep coming in. Here's a listing of some of the latest and greatest mentions. Thanks to every one here who took the time to read and review the book. It's greatly appreciated!

Blog Business World
September 16, 2012
ByWayne Hurlbert

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"This book is intended for anyone who works with people and who wants to maximize the impact his/her employees have to ensure the success of the organization:, write co-founder of The Millennial Group International, LLC, Barbara Mitchell; and president of The Gems Group, Ltd., Cornelia Gamlem, in their very comprehensive and hands on book The Big Book of HR. The authors describe the challenges facing HR professionals, share best practices for good decision making, and provide guidance for integrating HR into the overall organizational strategy and management team.

I highly recommend the complete and very practical book The Big Book of HR by Barbara Mitchell and Cornelia Gamlem, to any HR professionals and managers within corporations, non-profit organizations, private consulting practices, the public sector, and entrepreneurs seeking a very comprehensive and idea filled book that covers all aspects of Human Resources in any organization. This book will be a fixture on the shelves of HR management professionals as a handy go to guide for creating real human capital solutions.

The Big Book of HR: Internal Hiring
ByKim Hart Macneill
June 15, 2012

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As your company grows, you’ll need more staff to fuel your success. But before you post a new position externally, you should take the time to look within to fill vacant or new positions.
In The Big Book of HR(Career Press, 2012), authors and HR professionals Barbara Mitchell and Cornelia Gamlem demonstrate how internal promotions encourage your best employees to grow within your company and boosts overall employee moral. In addition, hiring from within also saves you time spent reading resumes and on-boarding a new hire, and helps you avoid hiring a candidate who can’t live up to their resume. Mitchell and Gamlem provide tips for worry-free internal hiring.

Outnumbered 3 to 1
March 14, 2012

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"Managing people is the most challenging part of any leader's day."
How true is that? I spend LOTS of hours a week managing people and it is the most challenging part of my job....no doubt about it.

My favorite section of The Big Book of HR was Section Four, Employee Development. I especially liked the chapter on coaching and mentoring and performance management. I believe in coaching and mentoring employees, but it can't be a forced relationship. I have found those that don't work are forced.

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A business can't succeed without good and happy employees. The Big Book of HR is a guide to the ins and outs of the modern Human Resources and how to create a human resources department that will create opportunities for success for one's business. Barbara Mitchell and Cornelia Gamlem encourage readers to take note of their star employees, and states that these employees are what businesses need to keep and seek to inspire others as role models. The Big Book of HR is a comprehensive and much needed read for any business needing to find superstar employees and keep them happy.


Managing people is the most challenging part of any leader's day. And that job certainly is not getting any easier. The Big Book of HR will provide any HR professional, manager, or business owner of any size organization the information they need to get the most from their talent. It is filled with information on everything from the most strategic HR-related issues to the smallest tactical detail of how to manage people.