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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 2019-2020: PHR Certification Test Prep and Practice Questions for the Professional in Human Resources Exam

Think all PHR/SPHR 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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Top Tips for Crafting a Creative Resume

October 31 2019 - Your resume is the very first thing that a potential employer sees of you. Essentially, it is making your first impression on your behalf. Unless your resume is unique, well-structured, and informative, you may not be granted the opportunity to make a second one. With that in mind, here are some clever tips for crafting a more creative version.

Stick to best practice guidelines

Resume best practice guidelines are a great place to start when putting the document together. For example, your resume should never exceed two pages, regardless of the amount of experience that you have. You should also ensure that you have selected a font that is easily readable, and saved the document as a PDF file.

Use a template

There are thousands of stunning resume templates out there that will instantly provide yours with a new, head-turning look guaranteed to get you noticed. Just remember, though, no matter how great the document looks at first glance, it still wonít do you any favors if the content itself isnít properly structured or contains spelling and grammatical errors.

Use infographics

There is a reason why video and image content is forever trending on social media. It is because people just respond better to visual depictions compared to written depictions. As such, you may have greater success with your resume if you make infographics work for you. Don't only use infographics, of course. Instead, place one or two within your resume in order to help summarize your skills or experience. A professional graphic designer will be able to assist in creating eye catching infographics to suit your needs.

Get creative with color

Creative recruitment agency, Devonshire Recruitment, recommends experimenting with color in your resume. Obviously, donít transform it into something resembling a rainbow, but donít be afraid to introduce colorful accents here and there. Color makes your CV more appealing and easy to read, and can help to convey a better sense of your personality to the recruiter, which ultimately could ensure that your resume comes across as more personable and relatable.

Match the brand

Communicate that youíre passionate about an opportunity by emulating the brand that you want to work for in your resumeís design. This means utilizing the company's colors and its font. It could either be a subtle way of tipping the scales in your favor through subconscious association, or it could be noticed and appreciated by the recruiter. Countless job seekers send out bulk resumes to hundreds of companies at once, so by really showing how much you are interested in working for that particular brand, you may be rewarded with the same personalized attention.

Go digital

If you create your resume on a digital platform, you will have the option to make it interactive and extremely unique. You could add in animations, video content, moving graphics Ė the list is endless. This route is particularly great for anyone who works, or who is keen to work, in the creative industry.







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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