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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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Sacking By Email

September 26 2007 - The 13th annual Attitudes in the American Workplace telephone survey of 752 adults in full or part-time employment conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of The Marlin Company found that 10 per cent said their organization had used email to sack or layoff employees and 17 per cent said emails had been used to avoid other difficult communications.

Frank Kenna III, president of The Marlin Company said:

"Email has become the new shield of today's business. Companies hide behind it to avoid the negative reactions of unhappy employees. While email works fine for day-to-day communication, the last thing you want to do is use it for something as sensitive as layoffs. That risks turning former employees into disgruntled ones who can become walking negative advertisements for your firm."

Other inappropriate emails received included: a humiliating email copied to other individuals (5 per cent), a politically incorrect email (23 per cent), an email sent in anger (15 per cent), and flirtatious emails (13 per cent).

Frank Kenna commented:

"Email etiquette is still in the middle ages and for too many employees anything goes is the rule. Just like companies have telephone policies, they need to have email policies with clear rules for what is and isn't permissible."

The survey also found that 19 per cent of respondents said they had sent an email to the wrong person, and 38 per cent had omitted to send an intended attachment.

Frank Kenna concluded:

"U.S. workers are creating an opportunity for Microsoft to pounce on workers' mistakes by adding a warning about a missing attachment. Hey Bill Gates, how about fixing that attachment problem. Fifty-two million U.S. workers will thank you!"




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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