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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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Whites' racial identity

September 6 2006 - What whites think about their own race is the focus of an innovative national survey by Doug Hartmann, associate professor and Paul Croll, graduate student in the University of Minnesota's department of sociology. Analysis of responses from more than 2000 households nationwide showed that there is more recognition among white people of their own racial identity and the social privileges that come with it than was previously thought.

Doug Hartmann said that a previous common assumption was that whites overlooked their own race: "It's sort of like having an accent. For some white Americans, racial identity is so fixed, so taken for granted, that 'race' becomes something other people have."

In fact, the researchers found that a majority of whites (74 per cent) felt that their own racial identity was important to them, and that a similar majority perceived prejudice and discrimination as important factors in explaining white advantage. Minorities were more likely to see their racial identities as important and to see structural reasons for racial disparities.

The research also suggests that awareness of identity and privilege do not always co-exist. "The fact of the matter is that people claim white identity for defensive as well as progressive reasons," said Paul Croll.

The researchers found that age and income had little impact on the outcome of the study. Southerners and social conservatives placed more emphasis on their racial identity than other white Americans, while those with more education placed less. Republican and male respondents most strongly resisted the concept that discrimination in legal and financial systems can explain white advantage. Regardless of racial identity, respondents believed strongly in the importance of individual effort, hard work and family upbringing in achieving success.





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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