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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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Performance Management Articles

Things You Need to Know to Be a Successful HR Professional
October 17 2016 - Although these basic HR skills are often more than enough to tackle the challenges in hand, there are additional things you need to know to be a successful HR professional.

Six Essential Leadership Skills For Today's Leader
September 5 2014 - A careful examination of the various definitions of "leader" presents a fascinating and brief explanation of great leadership.

Performance Management - Key Practices
November 5 2012 - Informal feedback is critical to success said 93% of IT Professionals in a recent survey but fewer than half felt that feedback in their organization could be rated as good or excellent.

Charisma and Leadership Strengths
July 18 2011 - Research findings reported in the Journal of Management shows that we consider some leaders to be charismatic because we attribute 'magical thinking' to them.

Employee Performance Reviews
April 22 2011 - A half of the participants in an online survey conducted for Globoforce think that employee performance reviews do not provide accurate appraisals of their work.

Time Off Programs
July 2 2010 - Three-quarters of employers offer paid time off programs in order to compete in the labor market.

Today's Economy DEMANDS A Critical Skill: Optimism
March 17 2009 - Global warming. Water shortages. Terrorism. Failing health care system. Wars around the globe. Gas prices. Severe economic downturn. Look at the headlines and it's enough to make you stay in bed.

Time Management Produces Results
March 24 2008 - Time management is an ongoing favorite in the corporate trainer's armory of courses while training in delegation skills appears to be neglected.

Perception Of Consultant Quality Trails That Of Permanent Staff
November 6 2007 - A recent survey finds that hiring managers are twice as likely to rate their permanent staff as 'excellent' than they rate consultants.

Wasting Time At Work
August 27 2007 - The third annual survey of over 2000 employees across all job levels by Salary.com found that over 63 per cent of respondents admitted to wasting time at work and the average amount was 1.7 hours out of a typical 8.5 hour day.

The Carrot Principle
January 25 2007 - In 'The Carrot Principle - How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance' management consultants Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton explain how organizations and managers can use praise and recognition to motivate their workforces.

North Americans Stay Productive in the Holiday Season
December 9 2006 - A recent survey suggests worker productivity will be maintained as the holiday season approaches.

Acing Your Performance Review
Alexandra Levit asks why most people roll their eyes when it comes time for performance reviews.

Asking for a Raise
Alexandra Levit says: "If you are going to ask your boss for a raise, make sure you have a good reason. And needing the money doesn't count. Your company doesn't care if you are drowning in student loans, can't make your rent or have to finance a wedding this year. Like everything else in the business world, the money you get paid is all about the value you add to the company. Before you sit down with your manager, you'll want to be prepared with a list of contributions that have positively impacted the bottom line."

How to Improve the Effectiveness of Performance Management and Appraisal by Overcoming the Root Cause of the Problem
Julie Freeman explores why existing formal and informal approaches to employee performance management and appraisal (EPMA) tend to work well enough in theory, but fail to meet expectations in practice.

Hitting the Ground Running: Considering Early Management Integration
Wayne Ormond highlights key areas or challenges that new managers face during their transition - typically lasting the first year.

Personnel evaluation in Latin America and Spain
June 20 2002 - A study by Bumeran, a HR technology company owned by Terra Lycos, focused on personnel evaluation in Latin American and Spanish companies.


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