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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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How To Improve Your Workplace For Your Employees

November 4 2018 - Your company will have a much easier job recruiting top talent when your business is viewed as a desirable place to work. It takes an extra effort on your part but be glad to know it's possible to improve your workplace for your employees.

Take a look at what you're currently doing and areas you're falling short to help guide you. Also, spend time reviewing the following suggestions so you can hopefully get your business atmosphere to a better place soon. The most important factor is that your employees enjoy coming to work each day and feel valued and appreciated by you, the employer.

Offer Desirable Benefits

Improve your workplace for your employees by offering desirable benefits and not cutting corners. For instance, it could be monetary bonuses for outstanding performance or the ability to work from home some days. You want your staff to be healthy and happy so that they do a better job in their role and deliver the results you're seeking. Focus on their wellbeing first and foremost and they'll likely quickly impress you with all their talents and abilities.

Listen to Their Requests

It's worth your time and energy to get feedback from your employees about how you think you could be enhancing the workplace environment. Listen to their requests and then be able to meet them by investing in their futures. For example, be innovative with solutions that can help employees complete their job easier. They know what they need to perform well and it's in your best interest to make sure they're fully equipped with the latest tools and technology. It may be that they need a specific design tool such as the solution offered by Altium so they can work smarter instead of harder. Seek opportunities for improvement that can improve their day to day tasks, which will ensure further employee retention, too.

Make the Environment More Appealing

Going into a dreary and dark office each day isn't very much fun for anyone involved. Make the environment more appealing by painting, decorating and furnishing the space so it looks more attractive. You want to create an atmosphere that will motivate your employees to want to work hard each day and where they feel safe, secure and are more productive. You can even think about adding a games room where they can go to clear their heads and have some fun throughout the day.

Break Down Silos

You can also improve your workplace for your employees by striving to break down any silos between departments or teams. Practice open and honest communication and set a good example for encouraging employees to help one another and share with each other what they're currently working on. Host company-wide meetings to help get everyone on the same page and as a way to brainstorm new ideas and discuss projects each department is focusing on.

Conclusion

Your workplace should be a space that gets people excited to want to come to work each day. Use these tips for how you can quickly transform your environment and improve your workplace for your employees. Implement a few changes at a time and take notice of what a major impact these small adjustments have on the overall satisfaction of your staff members.




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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