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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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The Future of Human Resource Management

The Future of Human Resource Management: 64 Thought Leaders Explore the Critical HR Issues of Today and Tomorrow

Edited by Mike Losey, Dave Ulrich, Sue Meisinger
  The follow-up to the bestselling Tomorrow's HR Management, this book presents an international panel of expert contributors who offer their views on the state of HR and what to expect in the future. Topics covered include HR as a decision science, understanding and managing people, creating and adapting organizational culture, the effects of globalization, collaborative ventures, and investing in the next generation. Like its bestselling predecessor before it, The Future of Human Resource Management offers the very best thinking on the future of HR from the most respected leaders in the field.
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Long-term disability and
employee assistance

September 1 2005 - Principal Financial Group(R), a leading provider of employee benefits, has teamed with Magellan Health Services to provide assistance to members experiencing long-term disability. Members can access an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offering 'solutions-focused consultation' for a wide range of personal issues, including:

  • emotional counseling
  • assistance in finding child care and elder care
  • access to financial planning services

"Larger companies can afford competitive services, but growing businesses constantly seek new ways to level the playing field," said Deanna Strable, senior vice president of the Principal Financial Group. "An employee assistance program is key to a total benefits package that helps attract and retain employees in today's competitive workplace."

For no extra cost to members on long-term disability, they can access a program that goes beyond mental health resources and offers assistance with all types of personal issues including family relationships, parenting, fitness, stress management, vocational exploration and many other topics. Members speak directly with an experienced counselor by calling a toll-free number. The counselor assesses needs and offers appropriate resources. There are also online tools for a variety of conditions, allowing members to answer questions and receive immediate feedback and recommendations for care choices. Counselors will help assess members' needs and direct them to appropriate services when assistance is needed beyond the EAP.

"An employee assistance program alleviates many of the fears associated with long-term disability and helps members cope with many aspects of life," noted Strable. "As part of overall disability management, The Principal provides the tools for business owners to help individuals on long-term disability focus on getting back to good health and back on the job."



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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