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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 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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US Human Resource Development Articles

Take Charge of Your Career Development Today
December 21 2016 - In today's competitive market, waiting to be promoted is simply not an option. To really advance in your career, you need to take charge of your career development today.

E-Learning Is Gaining Ground
October 27 2009 - A new report from Ambient Insight shows that the market for Self-paced E-Learning in the US will reach $16.7 billion in 2009.

Learning In Tough Economic Times
August 26 2009 - A new report from the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) shows continued commitment to learning in the current tough economy with learning budgets holding up well compared to previous recessions.

Essential Learning Selected as Louisiana's On-line Training Vendor to Support State's Human Services Workforce
September 21 2007 - (News release) Essential Learning has been selected by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (LDHH) to provide on-line training to 3,900 of its employees. Since hurricane Katrina, Louisiana has experienced a shortage of professionals in the healthcare industry, affecting capacity to provide necessary services to those who need it.

Career Development Programs
August 29 2007 - 60 per cent of 382 companies surveyed have a career development program in place and 41 per cent use in-house coaches and/or mentors.

Gulf Coast Workforce Development Initiative Completes Over 7,500 Trainings
August 27 2007 - (News release) Business Roundtable Effort to Retrain, Rebuild, Renew Ahead of Schedule

Renaissance Leadership - Explorers for Future Success in Business
March 10 2007 -The 21st century requires people who are well-grounded and have multiple intelligences. A keen intellect or the ability to manage metrics is not enough.

E-learning Reinforces Staff Loyalty At Hilton
August 5 2006 - Global hotel group, Hilton, part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, has found a link between employee development and reduced staff turnover for the second year running.

The New Learning Executive
February 28 2006 - A study by the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and the University of Pennsylvania has produced a picture of a new breed of learning executive - the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) - that has merged in the past decade.

Learning pays
June 5 2005 - Education and experience have increasing value in the knowledge-based economy. Workers who continually update their skills are reaping the rewards, leaving behind those who don't, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' 2004 annual report essay.

Best Companies for Executive Development
January 24 2005 - General Electric has been ranked as the best company for developing executive talent in a survey by Executive Development Associates, a global executive development firm.

Developing Sales Professionals in Today's Complex Selling Environment, by Jeff Thull
October 29 2004 - Today's marketplace is characterized by the increasing complexity of the business problems we solve and the solutions we offer that address them. Combine that with a highly competitive market that offers abundant solution options, and you'll find that many customers are overwhelmed with choices and are looking for guidance in making quality business decisions. Salespeople are the obvious source for this guidance, and there now may be more people influencing the decision to buy as it moves higher and broader in the organization. Unfortunately, this level of guidance is frequently not forthcoming from salespeople, yet providing it can become a critical source of advantage.

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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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