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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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Misclassifying Independent Contractors

July 26 2007 - A recent hearing of the House Education and Labor Committee into "Misclassification of Workers as Independent Contractors: What Policies and Practices Best Protect Workers?" heard testimony from Society for Human Resource Management member and employment law attorney Christine Walters who called for urgent clarification and guidance to assist employers through a multiplicity of confusing statutory and agency regulations when classifying workers as employees or independent contractors.

Christine Walters said:

"Every new working relationship brings with it the challenge of asking the right questions to ensure the employment situation is being properly classified as an employee or non-employee worker. In my experience, employers do on occasion unwittingly, misclassify employees as independent contractors."

Her testimony highlighted a 21st century work environment characterized by:

  • part-time employment
  • flex-time and telecommuting schedules
  • leased employees
  • direct-hire employees
  • agency temporaries
  • per diem workers, and
  • independent contractors

Statutory jurisdictions covering independent contractors include:

  • the Family and Medical Leave Act
  • the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • the Internal Revenue Code
  • the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • the National Labor Relations Act, and
  • individual state unemployment insurance codes.

Christine Walters continued:

"Joint guidance from the various agencies on the classification of employees would greatly assist employers in complying with the law. Secondly, increased and targeted education should be combined with increased and targeted enforcement."




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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