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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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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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Accounting Industry Fails to Inspire Black Accountants

Members of National Association of Black Accountants Cite Race and Employer Loyalty as Accounting Industry Shortcomings, Howard University Survey Shows

February 21 2006 - Why do so few African Americans succeed in the accounting profession? A preliminary analysis of results from a survey conducted among members of the National Association of Black Accountants shows that race continues to impact the careers of people of color in the accounting profession.

Key findings include:

  • 59% of respondents believed that because of their race, they had not always received unbiased/objective evaluations from their supervisors.
  • 55% felt that mistakes they might make in the workplace directly impacted on the perception/evaluation of other members of their race.
  • Almost half believed that non-minority counterparts with less technical competence or experience are given more high profile/challenging job assignments
  • 63% felt no obligation to remain with their current employer

The survey, "The Professional Experience--The NABA Survey," was conducted by Howard University's Center for Accounting Education (CAE) in December 2005. To date, 427 NABA members have responded:

  • 42% work in public accounting
  • 38% are employed by corporations
  • 20% work in the government or nonprofit sectors.

"In spite of diversity programs initiated by many of the nation's top employers, there is still disparity amongst people of color in the accounting and finance areas with regard to their ability to advance with their employers," said Frank Ross, founding member and past NABA president and director of the CAE. "We hope to provide recommendations for making positive changes to lower attrition and improve advancement for the African-American accounting professional."

"It has been proven time and again that a diverse company is a stronger, better-performing company," Norman K. Jenkins, CPA, NABA National President, said. "The days when companies viewed diversity as a nice thing to do are over: Diversity in the workplace is a business imperative, and those employers who are successful in attracting and retaining diverse financial talent will have a desirable competitive edge."

"It is important to tap into our membership to assess their experiences," added Darryl R. Matthews, Sr., NABA's executive director and COO. "We are hopeful that the CAE's findings will lead to improved work environments so that people of color can blaze career paths with their employers."

A full assessment of the survey is expected in Spring 2006. NABA is committed to advancing the experiences and careers of people of color in accounting and finance. The Association will hold its Annual National Convention in Hollywood, Fla. from June 13-17, 2006, offering CPE technical sessions, executive and management leadership development programs, several certification exam reviews and the opportunity to network with top employers, among other career-focused activities.

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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