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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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Top self-employed jobs in 2019

September 4 2019 - Becoming self-employed is an increasingly popular means of making an income, as people prefer to ditch the nine-to-five for a more flexible and gratifying career path. While it undoubtedly comes with its own set of challenges, many self-employed workers claim they are more satisfied than they would be in a normal job working for a boss, citing the extra freedom they receive as one of the principal reasons.

In fact, it has become so prevalent in recent years that statistics currently show that as many as 15 million Americans in the United States have turned to self-employment - rising 5.1% between 2005 and 2015.

So, what exactly are people doing in this new found freedom? Here is a list of some of the top self-employed jobs currently being sought after.

Freelance writer

Making money from being a freelance writer has long been a popular choice amongst those who might have traditionally gone on to work as an in-house journalist at a newspaper, yet can now do it all remotely from the comfort of their home (or a sunlounger on the beach).

Good writing skills, the ability to conduct thorough research into a variety of topics, impeccable grammar, a laptop, and a reliable internet connection is all that is needed to get going in the world of freelance writing.

The internet has opened up a vast number of opportunities for writers, who will find they have many platforms where they are able to showcase their talents. Whether it's blogging, content writing, producing advertizing copy or, working for an established newspaper, there are never a shortage of roles that need filling.

Car dealer

A number of those with a knack for selling and an unshakeable enthusiasm for vehicles have turned to the car trade as a means for making a sustainable income in a position they enjoy. The second-hand car industry is booming, with an estimated 40 million light vehicles sold in 2018 in the United States.

It is important to be aware, however, of the costs associated with entering the world of car dealing, and to consult professional companies, such as the Motor Trade Insurer Tradex, to find out how to get properly insured so that business will run as smoothly as possible.


While self-employed events photographers and photojournalists have been around for a long time, the rise of the internet has seen the arrival of numerous places for photographers to sell their images, including Alamy, Shutterstock SmugMug and Photoshelter among the most well-known. There are also websites where, like Airbnb, people can view profiles, read reviews, check out previous photos and request photographers to come and do private shoots around cities.

Although it may take time to build up a profile, once you have established yourself as a handy photographer, you can make a decent living with just your camera and some editing software.

Uber driver

Since its launch in 2009, Uber has grown to become one of the most widespread ride-hailing companies in the world, currently operating in 785 metropolitan areas around the world, making it an extremely popular way of becoming self-employed for people from Vietnam to Chile.

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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