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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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Vacation Entitlement Survey

June 29 2007 - The summer vacation season is here and a new survey shows that there has been little change in the number of vacation days offered to exempt employees since 2005. Preliminary results from the Compensation Data 2007 of 5,000 organizations show that exempt employees with 5 to 9 years service average 14.4 vacation days while non-exempt employees with the same service are entitled to 13.8 days.

Newbies in their first year receive an average of eight days, rising to 10.5 days in the second year. Employees with long-term tenure (15-19 years of service) typically receive an average of 19.5 days but a recent study by found that 35% of U.S. employees do not use all of their vacation entitlement, leaving an average of 3 days unused.

Amy Kaminski, manager of marketing programs for Compdata Surveys said:

"As Gen Y enters the work force, many companies are looking for new ways to recruit top talent. Offering extra vacation time in the recruiting process and allowing flexible schedules are two practices that appeal to this group."

The survey showed that 15.4% of organizations offered extra vacation time as a recruiting tactic in 2007 - up from 13.7% in 2006 - while 54.3% of companies in the survey allowed flexible schedules as a means of bolstering time off entitlements. Technical and professional employees were the people who made the most (41.2%) use of flexible schedules.

Compensation Data 2007 also states that over one half (56.4%) of responding companies permit carryover of vacation days but most (86.9%) cap the number of days that can be carried over. Maximum carryover allowed for exempt employees is 18.5 days. This compares to 17.8 for non-exempt employees.

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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