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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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Investing In Career Technical Education To Reduce Crime and Drop Out Rate

December 3 2007 - California's GetREAL coalition say that an expansion of career technical education (CTE) would help reduce crime and the state's 'unacceptably high' drop out rate.

Stephen Walker, CEO of Minorities in Law Enforcement said:

"First, we congratulate State Senator Darrell Steinberg for taking the lead on this important issue as chair of the Senate Select Committee on High School Graduation.

"The fact is, kids who drop out of school are four times more likely to end up in prison than those who earn a high school diploma," said Stephen Walker. "We believe very strongly that robust career technical education programs will help reduce the drop-out rate by making school more relevant for students, and by helping them learn the skills needed for rewarding employment. There's no better crime deterrent than a meaningful education and a job."

"Our prisons and youth facilities are filled with people who dropped out of school," added Lance Corcoran, Chief of Government Affairs for the California Correctional Peace Officers Association. "If we're serious about reducing the state's prison population, then we better get serious about keeping kids in school and helping them prepare for meaningful employment. But instead of expanding CTE programs, we're cutting them."

The GetREAL coalition's co-chair, Jack Stewart, president of the California Manufacturers and Technology Association, observed that despite the proven benefits of CET, over 14,000 career technical education courses have been cut from California's schools over the past twenty years.

"The sharp decline of CTE instruction partly explains why California's dropout rate is nearing 40%," he said. Stewart pointed to a study conducted by the Gates Foundation in March 2006. The study found that 81% of drop outs said more 'real world' learning would have kept them in school. "And that's precisely what CTE offers - hands-on learning and the opportunity to learn the skills needed for today's 21st Century jobs."

The GetREAL coalition includes:

  • the State Building & Construction Trades Council
  • California Manufacturers & Technology Association
  • California Farm Bureau
  • Western States Petroleum Association
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • California Agricultural Teachers Association
  • California Business Education Association
  • California Industrial and Technology Education Association
  • California Space Authority
  • New Hope Charities
  • Child Abuse Prevention Center
  • Richmond Children's Foundation
  • Chevron
  • California Association of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors
  • Minorities in Law Enforcement

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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