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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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How To Take Care Of Your Employees' Mental Health

January 12 2018 - While you may already have some strategies for dealing with stress in your workplace, it's good practice to continually monitor how well these are working, and whether or not you can do more to ensure that any stressors in the office environment are kept to a minimum. Stress in the workplace is inevitable but its effects can be countered if you have the right processes in place. It's often very difficult to keep tabs on how your employees are feeling without regular communication and so workplace surveys are key to helping get the balance just right.

What Is The Real Effect Of Stress On Employees?

According to the National Alliance On Mental Illness, 83% of Americans reported that they were under stress in the workplace. A person's mental health affects absolutely everything that they do and persistent, long-term stress undoubtedly has a hugely detrimental effect on an individual's emotional well being. Changes in the workplace such as a reduction in workload and an opportunity to voice concerns can greatly reduce the effect of stress on an employee's performance.

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

When the brain's stress response is triggered, the body automatically releases the chemicals cortisol and norepinephrine. In turn this compromises the functionality of the prefrontal cortex which is responsible for high level thinking that is needed in the workplace, particularly for demanding job roles. The chemical changes that occur in the brain as the result of stress can lead to serious mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety that have an adverse effect on an employee's productivity and functionality. If you can effectively reduce stress levels among your employees then you will be preventing potential mental health problems within your workforce, which is a much lengthier and more difficult problem to tackle than just stress alone.

What Can You Do In Your Workplace?

Workplace communication is often all that is needed to create a stress free work environment. Particularly in fast-paced environments, employees don't feel like they have the time they need to voice any concerns about impossible task lists or exhausting schedules. In this scenario, employees are quickly going to feel out of control of their work life which is where problems start to arise. The American Institute of Stress reports that 46% of Americans cite workload as their main workplace stressor.

While things like company incentives and away days are usually the first port of call when trying to boost employee morale, it's often more effective to tackle the root cause of workplace dissatisfaction which nearly always comes down to the size of an employee's workload.

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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