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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 PHR®/SPHR® 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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Extraordinary Ability Alien, Outstanding Researcher and National Interest Waiver by Suzanne Brummett

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The applicant or beneficiary of an extraordinary ability alien, outstanding researcher or national interest waiver petition must carefully prepare and document his or her application. Proving your case can many times be a difficult task. Part 2 will discuss important issues to take into account when preparing your case.


Proving your Case and Pitfalls to Avoid

Before preparing your case, you must consider your overall approach. Simply providing evidence that fulfills three or more of the criteria set forth in the relevant regulations of the BCIS, formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service, is not enough. Cases must be well documented and you must succinctly argue the merits of your case. Although you are not in a courtroom setting, you must present persuasive arguments regarding your eligibility. Preparing an application under one of these categories is difficult and time-consuming, and involves a significant amount of legwork.

In some cases, timing may be an issue. It may be wise to postpone filing until a publication or other major research contribution can be documented or until you can gather the strongest evidence possible to be able to present your case in the most favorable light. Foreign nationals who are in the early phases of their careers may want to consider delaying filing for a year or longer. Understandably this may not be possible if you have no available temporary worker visa options left to allow you to remain in the U.S

It is important to gather and organize your evidence well ahead of time in order to be able to evaluate your eligibility. It is incumbent on you to take time in organizing and categorizing evidence based on the criteria outlined in the regulations. This will help in developing a case, and assembling a strong case. It may take months to be able to gather everything you need and to prepare your application. You cannot be impatient and rush through the process just to be able to file. When you review your evidence, you must scrutinize every document and be selective. The volume of the material submitted does not guarantee success. In fact, this can work against you.

Finally, you must also be aware of pay issues. Start-up companies and smaller companies have been receiving additional scrutiny particularly in meeting the "ability to pay" standard required for most employment-based immigrant visa petitions. Even self-sponsored petitions can experience problems in this area, and may need to rebut issues of public charge.

Next: Part 3, Tips and Strategies in Filing your Application.

Copyright © 2003 Suzanne Brummett. All Rights Reserved

Suzanne G. Brummett is an experienced immigration attorney

Suzanne G. Brummett is an experienced immigration attorney who received her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in San Diego, California. Ms. Brummett also received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Relations and Spanish from the University of San Diego. She currently limits her practice to immigration law and is a published author of immigration related articles for The Scientist magazine and the Association for Women in Science, San Diego Chapter Newsletter.

In her immigration law career, Ms. Brummett has successfully handled business immigration matters for entrepreneurs, start-up companies and large multinational corporate clients in the software, telecommunications, biotechnology, engineering and automobile manufacturing industries.

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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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