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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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The Grey Economy: The HR Benefits Of Hiring Older Workers

April 26 2017 - There is an indisputable trend occurring in the world of work - more and more people are working beyond the retirement age. There are a range of reasons for this change, but the plain fact is that, from an HR perspective, the trend is not going far enough. Many employers are still reluctant to hire people in their sixties, despite the fact that older workers can confer a wide array of benefits to a given workforce.

Reasons For Older Workers Seeking New Employment

It may be that the physical demands of a certain job become too much for a worker in their sixties, and despite the years of experience and expertise that they have accrued, it becomes necessary to reassess their role. It may be that they are unsatisfied with senior management, or some of the business practices that they have witnessed. Whatever the reason, many workers in this position find that employers are reluctant to hire them. There are preconceptions about older people that are at play here - they won't understand new technology, for example, but these are preconceptions that have been shown to be false. In fact, older workers demonstrate skills that, in many cases, surpass that of their younger counterparts.

Benefits Of Hiring Older Workers

One of the key benefits of hiring older workers, particularly from an HR perspective, is that they are dedicated. This is not to imply that younger workers don't perform their roles to the best of their ability, but rather that older workers, having found a role that they are happy with, are far less likely to move on to another job. In fact, studies have shown that older workers are far less motivated by money when it comes to changing jobs. This will help to keep the employee turnover rates low, which is a genuine HR bonus, considering the time, money and effort that is required to find, screen and finally train new staff. In addition, they already have a lifetime of working experience, which brings with it a confidence, a patience, good interpersonal skills and an ability to deal with pressure.

The trend for people to work into their later years is not going away; in fact, it is ever increasing. The best HR departments are the ones that recognise this, and understand that hiring older workers can bring huge benefits to their company.




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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