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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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Playing Hooky

July 28 2005 - An absenteeism survey conducted for Hudson showed that nearly a third (30%) of US workers admitted to taking a 'sick' day when they were not ill.

Almost half (49%) of the employees who played hooky said they did so because they needed a break, while 22% said they took the time off to care for an ill family member. Younger workers (aged 18-29) and those earning less than $20,000 a year were the most likely to pretend to be sick at 43% and 37%, respectively.

But feigning sickness is not prevalent - most (77%) of all employees who fake being sick do so only on rare occasions. A mere 6% admit to doing it more than three times a year.

It is interesting to note that a surprising 41% of those who have played hooky thought that their bosses knew they were not actually sick. Women (53%) were more confident of getting away with the practice than men (46%), with 55% of single workers also more confident than married employees (45%).

"With the busy pace of today's working environment, employees are taking matters into their own hands to combat stress and take care of their families, often with the tacit approval of their manager," says Alicia Barker, vice- president of human resources, Hudson North America. "While this practice may reduce employees' concerns about breaking the rules, managers can also help by advocating a healthy work/life balance, time management training and stronger personal time policies."

Intriguingly, nearly twice as many women (25%) as men (13%) under the age of 40 falsely called in sick due to a family member's illness. There was less of a difference between genders among people over 40, with 27% of women and 22% of men admitting to the practice. Altogether, the 40-49 age group had the highest incidence for family care at 30%, probably reflecting the dual challenge of caring for children and aging parents.

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A more detailed data report is available at The Hudson absenteeism survey is based on a national poll of 2,202 U.S. workers compiled by Rasmussen Reports, LLC, an independent research firm

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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