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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 2019-2020: 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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Job Seekers Want Money And Job Security

August 20 2006 - Senior managers believe that pay and job security are the most important factors when workers consider job offers according to a recent survey developed by Robert Half Finance & Accounting. 27 per cent of chief financial officers (CFOs) polled believed that salary was the biggest consideration for prospective new hires and 24 per cent highlighted company stability. The results were similar to a 2001 survey asking the same question.

Over 1,400 CFOs from a stratified random sample of U.S. companies with 20 or more employees were asked, "In your opinion, which one of the following is the most important consideration for job candidates today when evaluating employment offers?" CFOs responsed:

Salary level
Stability of the company
Work environment/corporate culture
Career advancement opportunities
Equity incentives/stock options
Don't know/no answer

"Businesses that have a successful track record and offer competitive compensation are at an advantage during the hiring process," said Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of Robert Half International Inc. and author of Human Resources Kit For Dummies(R) (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.). "Employers should emphasize all the factors that distinguish their firms, such as exceptional pay and benefits, a history of stability and growth, and a supportive corporate culture."

Max Messmer considers that small and newly emerging businesses that cannot afford premium salaries can highlight their other qualities such as the strength of their leadership team. "The best candidates tend to base at least part of their employment decisions on how much they can learn on the job. During the recruiting process, hiring managers are selling potential employees as much on their own experience and management style as on the other features that make the firm a great place to work."

See also:

  • Applicants Unhappy With Recruiting Practices
    July 19 2006 - A new survey finds that recruiting costs have risen and efficiency has decreased despite a growth in organizations applying New Quality measurement from 2% of participating organizations to 40%. Moreover, it appears that applicants are increasingly unhappy with the recruitment and retention practices they encounter.

  • Effective Cover Letter Techniques
    May 4 2006 - Applying for a new job, or a new career, can be a major task if you are not prepared with knowledge about yourself and techniques for revealing the best information about yourself when you are applying through the mail for a new position.

  • 'Whole Person' Hiring Assessments

  • When Well-written Resumes Don't Work

  • Candidates Who Perform Last Finish First

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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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