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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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How to Set Up Your Own Short Production Line

January 19 2020 - The world of production and manufacturing can seem incredibly complex and isolating for a first-time industry player. But if your company is on a scale strategy and can no longer bear the burden of orders coming through, then you may have no choice but to invest in a production line to meet that increasing demand. In this article, you'll learn some basic tips that'll help you make this happen enabling you to set up and operate a small production line to help meet the orders you're receiving.

Find a Site

Of course, your production line will need to be situated somewhere. That place needs to be chosen with the future in mind. You need to think about three key factors when you're choosing a place to set up your production line:

  • Will there be enough space to access machinery that you order in?
  • Will there be good transport links for your deliveries?
  • Will you have the space to further scale in the future?

If you can answer 'yes' to all of these questions, then you may well have found the perfect site for your production line. Whether you rent or purchase the space, ensure that you have the insurance and other regulatory papers set up before you go to work.

Getting Advice

Once you have found the space, it's time to source advice from experts who've specialized in production line consulting for all of their working lives. They'll be able to tell you exactly what will make your production process most efficient, for the least possible investment of your capital. Meanwhile, they'll be key allies in your negotiations, as they'll be able to talk with contractors and equipment specialists to get the very best deal for your company.

Now, you'll build up your base of machinery. One of the defining features of all good production lines is a smooth, constantly operational conveyer belt, to shift orders and products along the line for further development. These can be found, in all shapes and sizes, from fluentconveyors.com - experts in the field of production lines. Then you're going to need some other machinery - much of it made to your specifications - which may take longer to find and use. Your aim is to cut down human labor through automation - and vastly increase your efficiency in production.

Human Labor

Nevertheless, you're going to need to retain some of your human laborers in order for them to check the quality of the products on your line, and for them to perform key interventions when necessary. You will need to retrain employees to work safely alongside your machines, and give them tasks that you trust them to make the most of your new production line. You may have to make some staff redundant. It's important to keep on the most motivated and knowledgeable staff. They may make excellent salespeople and designers in future.

These four tips will help you set up your very own small production line in a short period of time - helping increase efficiency and maximize profitability of your operations.







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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