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Book Capsules, December 2022

Thursday, December 1, 2022

The Brain-Friendly Workplace: Why Talented People Quit and How to Get Them to Stay
Friederike Fabritius
Rowman & Littlefield, 248 pp., $26

With the ongoing Great Resignation trend, employers have been forced to evolve to create a better future for everyone. Companies have gotten innovative by offering remote or hybrid work environments to find the best work-life balance for their employees. Fabritius, a neuroscientist, provides a science-based and field-tested blueprint that could lead to higher job satisfaction and better talent retention rates. "We have a once-in-a-century opportunity, right now, to create a better future for work," he writes. "The future of business is hybrid and requires a flexible new paradigm that helps everyone reach peak performance: the brain-friendly workplace."

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Humanizing Human Capital: Invest in Your People for Optimal Business Returns
Solange Charas and Stela Lupushor
Matt Holt Books, 336 pp., $28

Business thought leaders Charas and Lupushor explain the humanizing human capital concept as "a mutually beneficial, synergistic agreement between the company and its labor pool that ensures workers are an integral, fully leveraged part of the future." In their book, they stress the need to shift decision making about people to an evidence-based approach. The authors walk readers through a step-by-step method to apply analytical findings to people and produce positive outcomes. "In short, the business model is changing to emphasize the humanized side of human capital," they write. "And adapt to the needs of the current and incoming workforce so that life and work blend more harmoniously."

About the Author

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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