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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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Learning In Tough Economic Times

August 26 2009 - A new report from the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) shows continued commitment to learning in the current tough economy with learning budgets holding up well compared to previous recessions.

The ASTD/i4cp report, Learning in Tough Economic Times: How Corporate Learning is Meeting the Challenges also shows that substantial reduction in learning resources correlates with lower market performance and decreased learning effectiveness.

Four in ten respondents reported that the state of the economy had forced their organizations to reduce learning resources to a high or very high degree. However, the report indicates that extensive cuts to learning programs or content are the exception not the rule. More than two-thirds (67.2%) of those surveyed said they were looking for ways to be more efficient and effective with tighteed budgets. 37.9% said their organizations were emphasizing learning to a greater extent during the recession.

According to the report, only a few more than a quarter of survey respondents considered that their learning function's ability to meet organizational learning needs had suffered to a high or very high degree in the current recession.

Other major findings included:

  • 52.8% had restricted travel to a high or very high degree
  • 52.3% had cut expenditure on conferences, seminars, and workshops to a high or very high degree
  • Newer and cheaper methods of delivering learning, including e-learning and other online options, were gaining popularity

The report also comments on best learning practices being used in the downturn and points to three emerging themes:

  • involving subject matter experts in the learning process
  • leveraging technology better
  • raising awareness of cost issues

Specifically, the report identifies the trend towards crafting learning around smaller blocks of content by honing their focus and presentation times, and the realization that learning ultimately reaps rewards from improved employee engagement, retention, and overall organizational strength.

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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