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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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Unemployment And Health

March 20 2010 - Harvard University research, published in Demography, found that loss of employment can have significant long-term health consequences. Even individuals who quickly find new work are at increased risk of developing health problems such as hypertension, heart disease, heart attack, stroke or diabetes as a result of losing their previous job.

Researcher Kate Strully, of the School of Public Health said:

"In today's economy, job loss can happen to anybody. We need to be aware of the health consequences of losing our jobs and do what we can to alleviate the negative effects."

The study drew on data from the U.S. Panel Study of Income Dynamics (a nationally representative survey from 1999, 2001 and 2003) concerning job displacements across various occupational groups including managerial and professional (30 per cent); sales, clerical, and craft (33 per cent); machine operators (20 per cent); and service positions (13 per cent).

The report acknowledges that workers in poor health are known to have a 40 per cent greater chance of being laid off or fired. However the current study found that "job churning" (defined as high rates of job loss but low unemployment) also has negative health consequences for workers who were previously well. The odds of reporting “fair” or “poor” health increased by 54 per cent among respondents across all sectors who had lost their job as a result of establishment closure. The chances of developing a new health condition increased by 83 percent for respondents with no pre-existing health problems. Even when respondents found new jobs, they retained an increased risk of developing stress-related health conditions.

The study found that loss of employment in circumstances other than establishment closure had different health consequences depending on occupation. Being fired, laid off or leaving a job voluntarily more than doubled the odds of blue-collar workers reporting “fair” or “poor” health. However, for reasons that remain unclear, job displacements of this type were found to have no significant association with adverse health reports from white-collar respondents.

David R. Williams, Norman professor of public health commented:

"As we consider ways to improve health in America during a time of economic recession and rising unemployment, it is critical that we look beyond health care reform to understand the tremendous impact that factors like job loss have on our health. Where and how we live, work, learn and play have a greater impact on how healthy we are than the health care we receive."

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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