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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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Disabled Immigrants More Likely To Be Working

April 17 2010 - Research from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital published by the American Journal of Industrial Medicine found that immigrants with disabilities are more likely to be employed than a comparable group born in the USA. The study highlights the significant contribution made to society by all those with disabilities and points out that many continue to work. This trend is reflected in the growing immigrant population.

Approximately 13 per cent of the current U.S. population were born overseas. In 2007 there were about 24 million adults of working age with disabilities of whom about 35 per cent were employed. The study found that regardless of the type of disability (sensory, physical, mental or emotional) both foreign-born citizens and non-citizens with disabilities were more likely than their U.S.-born counterparts to be employed.

Lead author Huiyun Xiang explained:

"The employment decisions of immigrants with disabilities may be impacted by eligibility for public assistance, whereas U.S.-born people with disabilities have greater access to public assistance and may depend less on salary income. Also, eligibility for foreign-born people is complicated by length of residency, citizenship, refugee status, work history and other factors."

The study found that foreign-born people with disabilities were most frequently employed in production and cleaning/maintenance, compared to sales and office/administrative support in the case of those born in the USA. The latter group consequently earned more: an average of US$22 000 compared to US$ 20 000.

Huiyun Xiang commented:

"People with disabilities often face a variety of barriers to employment, including limited access to public transportation, limited mobility in and around the workplace and societal prejudice or discrimination. However, English language proficiency is likely an additional barrier for immigrants with disabilities and may affect the occupational options available to them."




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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