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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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Employee Fraud

August 27 2007 - Recent research has found that more than half of 40 major financial institutions surveyed in the United States and the United Kingdom have been the victims of organized crime, 85 per cent have experienced employee fraud and 65 per cent consider this an increasing problem. More than 50 per cent believe that a significant proportion of employee fraud is going undetected and cite increased access to technology and poor hiring/screening practices as the main contributory factors.

The survey by Actimize, a leading provider of transactional risk management software, together with Infoserve, also found that more than three-quarters of respondents report that employee fraud is becoming more sophisticated and 73 per cent rate the industry's readiness to address the problem as "poor to somewhat acceptable".

Of those able to answer the question, 50 per cent said they had been the victim of data theft in the last 12 months. The largest fraud experienced in the last five years averaged US$874 961, while the single largest theft reported was US$6 million. Fewer than half of respondents were using automated tools or more sophisticated data mining technology.

The survey found that employee fraud in financial institutions covers a broad range including self-dealing, skimming, data-theft, embezzlement and collusion resulting in theft of data and customer and bank funds. Levels of detection preparedness varied for each activity. For example, 28 per cent of respondents were completely unprepared to address identity shielding (when one person uses other employees' data to avoid detection).

Nearly 70 per cent of respondents said that government regulations regarding employee access to customer data would hinder their ability to address employee fraud. They ranked data availability, general resource priorities and availability of tools as the three biggest challenges in dealing with the threat. The top internal barriers were limited technology infrastructure and failure to understand the extent of the problem.

Amir Orad, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Actimize said:

"Financial institutions have been aware of employee fraud and have been fighting the problem for years. However, with increased employee access to information and the growing sophistication of employee fraud, financial institutions are losing millions of dollars each year as insiders develop new and innovative fraud techniques to continue stealing from their organizations. Proper employee fraud detection technology, infrastructure and tools need to be implemented by financial institutions, in addition to proactive screening and reactive investigations, to safeguard their assets and retain customer loyalty."




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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