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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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7 Reasons Why the Human Resource Manager Job Is in Demand

7 Reasons Why the Human Resource Manager Job Is in Demand

September 8 2019 - The field of human resources is a broad and important field. It is a crucial piece in many companies and growing startups. Their ability to develop the potential of employees is astounding.

With the right mindset, they can manage the people that make companies successful.

Promoting happiness. Improving mental wellness at the workplace. A human resource manager is an invaluable asset that is in demand.

Not exactly sure why?

In this article, we'll list all 7 reasons why HR managers are in heavy demand right now. With their skills and different roles, this is one of the best career moves right now.

1. Skilled HR Managers Are Vital to Corporate Operation

While you may hear people complain about the lack of jobs and job options, the HR manager is vital. Companies are in need of human resources managers everywhere. Their hiring abilities are crucial to businesses everywhere.

A skilled human resource manager can find the right people even out of an education job board.

Staffing means everything to a company and it can't happen willy-nilly. Smart staffing comes from a skilled human resources team that knows who fits the company.

A company's growing success or downfall will hinge on top to bottom performance. This is not only up to the executives and CEOs but also to the lowliest service agent. Their staffing decisions can raise a company to greater heights.

2. HR Has a Growing Specialization

The human resources field is growing more and more specializations. It covers many of the most important areas of handling employees and taking care of talent. Different areas that human resources are great for includes:

  • Headhunting and talent acquisition
  • Recruitments
  • Salaries, benefits, and compensations
  • Diversity, inclusivity, and acceptance
  • Development, learning, and skills acquisition

Specialization can make your company competitive in a very tight job market.

With this level of specialization, you can steer a company with organizational structure. Competent HR teams can answer organizational debt. These issues that plague a company's growth are something they solve.

All this placement of responsibility comes at a good price too. Companies are more willing to value HR managers. They pay makes human resources work in high demand.

3. Competition Is Rising

Human resources jobs are growing by 13% every year and the demand is rising. This is due to the growing competition for work in the few positions available. With the job growth in recent years, the companies recruiting are great but stringent.

Companies are looking for more and more competent human resources personnel. As they know that their growth hinges on how good their HR is, so finding the cream of the crop is their best bet.

The demand is not only for HR managers, but ones with enough skill and education. Those with higher education will have an advantage over others. Those with specialties in different areas will gain against generalists.

4. Specific HR Skills Have More Value

The demand for HR managers comes from the skills they are able to put on the table. Their ability to usher strong corporate culture stems from skills cultivated for years. What are these skills take make human resources people in demand?

First, in-demand HR managers are problem solvers. They should be able to resolve issues and disputes that may come between personnel.

They need to have systematic thinking, understanding what works for the company. They need to know how to arrange talents that will solve the “puzzle” for the firm. This skill will also reflect a strong inclination for business.

HR managers who are in-demand not only should have a solid background working with tech. They need to know how to move around issues of ambiguity.

5. HR Managers With a Human Touch Work

One of the most crucial reasons why human resources are growing in demand is the human aspect. While skills are one of the things company value on paper, what they know they need is the human touch. Skills on the technicals of human resources are second only to their skills in touching people's lives.

It sounds unreliable, but human touch in HR is crucial in keeping company culture running. Human resources who can take care of demand are those who can help keep a proper corporate culture. Knowing how to keep the ship and its crew steady and loyal relies on the hands of HR managers.

6. Companies Need HR for Leadership

As HR managers and professionals, the opportunity to drive the direction of the company is yours. Helping it grow is in your hands, as much as you can help it fall down. The talents that you can recruit or remove gives you a strong perspective to position the company at its forefront.

HR managers who are in demand are those who are willing to work with company leadership. Companies want HR who can determine the right hiring plans and the power to develop people. They need to know how to hire people who will stay even after development.

Silicon Valley and Fortune 500 companies are successful not only because they are ruthless in business. They are successful because they have HR managers that work between leadership and its people. These HR people take can get people to buy into the company and empower them.

7. Companies Need The Network of An HR Manager

Those who are in demand in HR are people who understand how to connect with "people". One of the most vital parts of your job is to create a network of talent around you. By meeting new and interesting talent, companies have you in-demand for your people skills.

Your network and interactions with people give you important insight into how people work. Knowing how to make talent useful and make it give a positive impact on the company is vital.

You don't have to be the most well-connected person in the entire company. You need to have, however, the skill to influence people into doing their best for the team. Your network is worth its weight in gold and knowing how to use it opens many opportunities.

Consider Hiring a Human Resource Manager Today

A human resource manager will always be in demand. What they do and what they are capable of can change but companies will always need one. No technology can phase out the HR managers who help guide people and companies.

Want more career insights? We have more guides and tips that can help point your career in the right direction.

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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