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PHR/SPHR

PHR/SPHR: Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide

by Sandra M Reed and Anne M. Bogardus
The Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) exams from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) reflect the evolving industry standards for determining competence in the field of HR. Serving as an ideal resource for HR professionals who are seeking to validate their skills and knowledge.
This new edition is must-have preparation for those looking to take the PHR or SPHR certification exams in order to strengthen their resume.
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PHR Study Guide 2017

PHR Study Guide 2017: PHR Certification Test Prep and Practice Questions for the Professional in Human Resources Exam

Think all PHRŪ/SPHRŪ study guides are the same? Think again! With easy to understand lessons and practice test questions designed to maximize your score, you'll be ready.
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Corporate Communication

Corporate Communication: A Guide to Theory and Practice

by Joep P. Cornelissen
  Academically grounded, it covers the key concepts, principles and models within corporate communication by bringing together academic knowledge and insights from the subject areas of management and communication
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Career Development Programs

August 29 2007 - Research from the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) in conjunction with HR.com has found that 60 per cent of 382 companies surveyed have a career development program in place and 41 per cent use in-house coaches and/or mentors.

The "Career Development Practitioner Consensus Survey" also suggests that employees interested in this form of support are more likely to encounter it working in the "rich and diverse villages" of large corporations.

Jay Jamrog, senior vice president of research at i4cp said:

"We asked about career development outside of skill-based training and found that this kind of thing is a community effort. By far the most common type of development programs are mentoring and coaching. People aren't relying on trainers. They're relying on one another, tapping into each other's experience and expertise, especially in larger corporations."

The survey found that use of coaching/mentoring programs increases with company size with 48 per cent of companies with fewer than 500 employees, 58 per cent with 3000 to 5000 employees, and 65 per cent of those with 10 000 or more employees providing career development in this way. In addition, 80 per cent of companies that presently do not have such programs plan to introduce one within the next two years.

Jay Jamrog commented:

"There are a couple of possible reasons for this. First, a lot of companies are complaining about talent and leadership shortages, and these programs are one of the best ways of addressing those shortages. Second, younger employees attach a great amount of value to these kinds of programs. If they don't feel they're getting anywhere or learning anything, they'll just leave. So these are retention as well as development programs."

The survey also showed that 53 per cent of companies select career development candidates by manager referral although a number combine this approach with employee self-selection. The majority of companies (76 per cent) integrate their programs with talent management goals, and 81 per cent report that career development is integrated with business objectives.

Jay Jamrog concluded:

"That just shows good sense. Development is as important for the organization as a whole as it is for the careers of individuals."



Successful Onboarding

Successful Onboarding: Strategies to Unlock Hidden Value Within Your Organization

Mark Stein and Lilith Christiansen
  Fact: 1/3rd of all external hires are no longer with the organization after 2 years. What can you do about it? In a word: onboarding; although poorly understood, subject to narrow definitions, and with limited best practice understanding or management rigor. Consultants Mark Stein & Lilith Christiansen have worked with leading companies on it, and they've synthesized their work into a ready to use system.
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The HR Answer Book

The HR Answer Book: An Indispensable Guide for Managers and Human Resources Professionals

by Shawn A. Smith, Rebecca A. Mazin
  The HR Answer Book addresses 200 questions that every employer needs to deal with, from recruiting and hiring to discipline and termination, compensation and benefits to training and employee relations. Accessible and concise, this on-the-job companion offers expert guidance on all types of "people" issues.
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