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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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Graduates at Home

August 17 2006 - Experience, Inc. has announced the findings of its 2006 Life After College online survey of recent American graduates on the growing 'boomerang kids' trend towards returning to live in the family home, career paths and the overall reality of life after college.

The majority of respondents (58 per cent) returned to live with parents after college, three-quarters did so immediately on graduating and one-third stayed more than 12 months. About half (48 per cent) of those who returned home did so to save money; 37 per cent were unemployed. Returning home was financially advantageous with no contributions paid towards utilities (92 per cent), rent (85 per cent) or groceries (74 per cent). Attitudes to returning to the family home varied: 59 per cent reported feeling 'indifferent or neutral'; 31 per cent 'embarrassed'; and 10 per cent 'proud and happy'.

Job hopping has become customary for today's graduates; the average tenure at a first full-time job is 1.6 years. Three-quarters had changed jobs in the five years following graduation:

  • up to one year (36 per cent)
  • one-two years (51 per cent)
  • three-five years (77 per cent)

Only 23 per cent had remained with the same employer since graduating. 75 per cent chose to stay within their home state when changing jobs.

Respondents cited various reasons for changing jobs:

  • salary increase (18 per cent)
  • unhappy with existing employer (17 per cent)
  • to try a new profession, department or company (13 per cent)
  • move home (9 per cent)
  • promotion (3 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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