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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 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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Presentation Ideas to Command Audience Attention

Presentation Ideas

July 24 2019 - 70% of people agree that presentation skills are necessary for a successful career. Yet so many presentations are boring, bland, or outright pointless.

Whether you love giving presentations or the idea fills you with dread, they're an important part of business. Learning to give a great presentation may even help advance your career.

Either way, you'll need to keep people awake and engaged during your presentations, which isn't always as easy as you'd think.

That's where we come in! Here are some presentation ideas you can use to spice things up a bit.

Speak in a Conversational Tone

Your tone goes a long way in helping or hurting your presentation. Be thoughtful about your speech patterns.

Speak slowly and clearly. But most of all, speak naturally.

When it comes down to it, a presentation isn't all that different than a conversation. Treating it as such can help you keep you avoid droning on in a monotonous tone.

Give Your Presentation Some Visual Flair

The only thing worse than a speech delivered in a monotone voice is a visually boring speech.

Templates are a quick and easy way to create a presentation. But the best presentation maker app shouldn't do the heavy lifting.

It's still on you to make things interesting. Add sound or make your text pop by changing fonts and colors.

Mix Things Up

On a similar note, don't feel confined to text.

Sprinkling visual aids like charts, photos, and videos throughout your presentation is an easy way to keep your audience engaged.

Adding music to your presentation is another great idea.

Evidence shows that our brains tie music and emotion together. Tossing in an inspirational instrumental can give your words some extra power.

Plus, by adding a video, you'll allow yourself a moment or two to breathe, collect your thoughts, or get a sip of water.

Interact with Your Audience

One of the biggest problems with most presentations is that they're one-sided.

Sure, you should do most of the talking. But a passive audience is a bored audience.

Ask your audience questions, or use anecdotes about them as an example. Get them involved and you'll get their attention, increase your influence, and build trust.

Keep It Brief

Watching a dry, boring presentation makes you feel as though you're trapped in purgatory. Do yourself -- and your audience -- a big favor and keep the presentation as short as possible.

The modern attention span is alarmingly short. If you're not moving things along at a steady clip, you'll alienate your audience.

Get in, deliver the information, and get out.

Rule the Room with These Presentation Ideas

Presentations might not be the most fun thing in the world. But with these presentation ideas, at least you can rest assured that your audience won't fall asleep.

Remember to practice your presentation ahead of time and time yourself to make sure you're not overstaying your welcome. Your audience will thank you.

Looking for more tips to help you succeed in the workplace? Be sure to check out our blog for all the info you need!

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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