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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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Loyalty and Employee Retention

June 9 2010 - U.S. organizations risk losing employees who feel under-valued and de-motivated as the economy recovers according to an on-line survey conducted by Kelton Research on behalf of learning and talent management solutions provider Cornerstone OnDemand.

This reflects increased pressure in the workplace resulting from factors such as budget and staff cuts. The study indicates that loyalty cannot be bought. The report identifies alternative solutions to improving retention based on improved communication and empowering performance.

The study surveyed 584 working Americans of whom 56 per cent agreed that, after compensation and benefits, feeling that they were appreciated would motivate them to stay in their current position. More women than men identified this as a significant factor (62 per cent compared to 50 per cent). This compares to 46 per cent of the total who said opportunities for career advancement would motivate them to stay. Just over half (54 per cent) felt that colleagues appreciated them more than supervisors or senior managers.

Other significant findings include:

  • 68 per cent said they had received no useful feedback from supervisors in the last six months
  • 82 per cent have not agreed career goals with their supervisors
  • 53 per cent lack a clear understanding of how their role contributes to company objectives
  • 25 per cent have been given new duties or responsibilities that they feel are beyond their skill set

Adam Miller, president and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand said:

"American workers simply want to be empowered to do a good job and be recognized for their contributions. If companies don't clearly communicate how employees can contribute to organizational goals and provide adequate training and performance feedback, they risk losing their best people as the economy improves. This kind of turnover is costly and can dull a company's competitive edge."



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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