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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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The Future of Human Resource Management

The Future of Human Resource Management: 64 Thought Leaders Explore the Critical HR Issues of Today and Tomorrow

Edited by Mike Losey, Dave Ulrich, Sue Meisinger
  The follow-up to the bestselling Tomorrow's HR Management, this book presents an international panel of expert contributors who offer their views on the state of HR and what to expect in the future. Topics covered include HR as a decision science, understanding and managing people, creating and adapting organizational culture, the effects of globalization, collaborative ventures, and investing in the next generation. Like its bestselling predecessor before it, The Future of Human Resource Management offers the very best thinking on the future of HR from the most respected leaders in the field.
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Employee Work Perceptions Predict Organizational Success

August 27 2010 - Employees' perceptions of work conditions have a significant impact on the performance of their organizations, according to research from Gallup, Inc. published in Perspectives on Psychological Science.

Lead author James K. Harter explains that numerous studies have linked attitudes to employment to mood outside work and health outcomes such as coronary heart disease. The current study was based on more than 2000 business units of ten companies (including retail stores, factories, and sales offices). Researchers analyzed employee satisfaction surveys and retention rates, customer loyalty, and company financial performance to identify relationships between employee job satisfaction and outcome measures. 

Results indicate that employee work perceptions predict organizational success. Where employees have positive perceptions of their jobs, their organizations benefit from higher retention, increased customer loyalty, and improved financial outcomes. The study found that employees' perceptions of their jobs have a greater effect on organizational outcomes than the reverse.

Researchers suggest that an important role for managers seeking to improve employee satisfaction and company success would be to "clarify expectations for employees by helping employees see the ultimate outcomes the organization is working to achieve and how they play a role in achieving those outcomes."

The authors commented:

"One implication is that changes in management practices that improve employee perceptions of specific work situation variables will increase business-unit outcomes, including financial outcomes."



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