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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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Teen Work Injuries

August 24 2006 - A new survey of 6810 teens shows that of the 50 per cent that were in employment, 514 had been injured at work. In 150 cases the injury was severe enough to affect activities at home, work, or school for more than three days, and 97 filed for workers' compensation.

"The findings from this study clearly indicate that work-related injuries among youth are a significant health problem. Developing programs and strategies to reduce injury must be made a priority" say the report's authors Kristina M. Zierold, assistant professor of family and community medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and Henry A. Anderson, chief medical officer of the Wisconsin Division of Public Health.

Training on the job where safety could be stressed is often given by another employee and "usually consists of explaining how to do the work and how to work the equipment, without emphasis on safety issues. In other instances, no training is given at all.... There are no standards governing the safety training" said Zierold.

Zierold continued:

"Because so many high school students are working during the school year, we advocate introducing a safety training course within the school health curriculum. Training would emphasize how to identify work-related hazards, how to protect themselves from hazards, and how to address their supervisors with their safety concerns. With the safety training, teens could feel empowered at the workplace by knowing their rights and how to protect themselves."

The researchers note that nationally each year, "approximately 70 children die from injuries inflicted at work; hundreds are hospitalized and tens of thousands require treatment in hospital emergency rooms. The National Pediatric Trauma Registry and the National Center for Health Statistics report that occupational injuries are the fourth-leading cause of death among youth ages 10-19."

The new survey showed that some of the jobs and tasks required of teens are illegal. The most dangerous jobs were in:

  • lumber mills (51 per cent were injured)
  • lumber yards (40 per cent)
  • manufacturing (37 per cent)
  • gas stations (36 per cent)
  • someone else's farm (36 per cent)
  • construction (30 per cent.).


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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