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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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HR Strategy Articles

Which Functions You Should Outsource and Which Ones You Should Not
June 22 2017 - When the idea of outsourcing comes up, the next question arises - outsource what?

Software to Revolutionise Your Business from Ecommerce Sales to HR
October 10 2016 - These days, there are a lot of advanced technological tools that businesses can use to succeed and drive their companies far into the future.

The Main Reasons Analytics Systems Are Important in Today's HR Departments
September 15 2016 - A range of business analytics systems are available that have the potential to transform the fortunes of any business.

Cybersecurity professionals and businesses in the field seeking to set up in the US
October 9 2015 - For any cybersecurity or privacy expert coming to work in the United States (US) from the European Union (EU), there are some key differences in privacy and security matters to keep in mind.

Creating a Strategic Vision
August 19 2010 - Are You Making These 3 Mistakes Most Organizations Unknowingly Make?

Mergers And Acquisitions
October 27 2009 - A survey by international corporate and litigation firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP analyzed selected U.S. strategic mergers during the credit crisis.

Aging Workforces
March 25 2008 - A survey by the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) found that almost a third of small-business owners are creating 'knowledge transfer' plans - transferring key knowledge from older to younger workers - as a means of coping with the retirement of millions of baby boomers.

Branding Aligns Employees With Organizational Goals
October 6 2008 - The treatment of employees and the quality of products and services rate highest in job-searchers' perceptions of organizations they want to work for even though recent big-name collapses and layoffs might be attributable to financial health and market conditions.

HR Outsourcing To Increase In 2008
November 6 2007 - While HR outsourcing has remained relatively flat since 2005, it is expected to increase in 2008, according to the Everest Research Institute's annual Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) market study.

The Corporate Leadership Council Launches First HR Business Alignment Tool (HR BAT) for Chief Human Resource Officers to Increase the HR Function's Business Impact
September 21 2007 - An integrated, web-based service that assesses, benchmarks, and determines how HR executives can improve the effectiveness of their HR Function and their HR Staff

Achieving Brand Integrity
September 20 2007 - A new book by Gregg Lederman questions why so many organizations fail to fully invest in their people by focusing on strategic tools such as mission statements at the expense of developing a performance-based work culture.

HR Struggling To Keep Up In High-Growth Companies
August 31 2007 - Two-thirds of respondents to a new survey by the Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS) and the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) concluded that HR is not responding quickly enough to strategic growth challenges and a similar percentage felt the emphasis on organizational growth is changing the meaning of "strategic HR."

Talent Management - A 'Vague Concept'
August 27 2007 - "Talent management" is a vague concept for many organizations, according to a recent survey of 524 business professionals by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp).

Offshoring Could Save $58 Billion a Year
November 28 2006 - New research from The Hackett Group, a strategic advisory firm and an Answerthink company, estimates that Fortune 500 companies could potentially save US$58 billion annually, or over US$116 million on average, by off-shoring many of their back office activities.

Strategic Workforce Planning
August 8 2006 - A study from The Conference Board reports that the aging workforce and an emerging retirement wave among 'baby boomers' are driving more businesses toward 'strategic workforce planning'.

Mergers And Acquisitions Failing To Achieve Value
June 23, 2006 - Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) continue apace but many deals fail to create expected value, according to a recent survey by Accenture and the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Help Your Business Get Out of Its Own Way
- Today's roller coaster business climate is filled with enough twists and turns to make some amusement park rides look tame.



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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