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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 2017: PHR Certification Test Prep and Practice Questions for the Professional in Human Resources Exam

Think all PHRŪ/SPHRŪ 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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How to Start Your Own HR Business

January 20 2017 - Would you like to start your own HR business? It's a daunting prospect for many would-be entrepreneurs, but it is possible if you follow certain steps. There is always a high demand for this type of service, so establishing your own HR consultancy could pay off handsomely. Below are some of the most important steps you should take when you're starting your own HR business.

Complete the Relevant Courses

In most instances, obtaining the appropriate qualification or qualifications is the first step on the road to a successful career. The fact that you will be working in HR and becoming a business owner at the same time means you need to choose a course that will enhance your business skills and include an HR element to it.

For example, a number of bachelor of arts business administration programs include all of the modules you need to get started. Once you have completed a course like an online bachelor of arts business administration program, you should also consider further HR certificates that will develop your skills and give you more credibility in your chosen field.

Legal and Commercial Obligations

As the owner of a business, you have many more responsibilities than someone who is an employee. You need to create a specific business structure for your new organization. This can include becoming a sole trader or creating a limited liability company or corporation. At this stage, you should also be aware of the insurance, licenses and permits you may need to operate in your state.

Get Your Finances in Order

It's crucial to take control of the financial aspect of your business from the start. You should begin by creating a financial plan for your proposed company and drawing up a budget.

Initially, you may have a limited amount of capital, so look at cost-effective ways to raise money to buy equipment, hire people and pay for business premises. If possible, discuss your situation with a financial expert or an established business owner who knows what you're going through.

Finally, make sure you set up processes and systems that allow you to keep a record of every financial transaction that takes place in your new business. Once again, it's a good idea to get a financial expert involved, to ensure all of your financial affairs and tax affairs are in order.

Decide What Services and Industry You Will Specialize In

Some companies try to be all things to all people. However, it's the businesses that specialize in specific areas of an industry that often perform better. This is particularly true if you are starting out small and have limited resources. Some HR companies focus on certain industries, while others focus on certain sizes of business, so you should decide what you want to specialize in as quickly as possible.

Starting your own HR business has the potential to become an extremely profitable and successful venture. However, many new companies stumble at an early stage because they fail to prepare properly by not following the steps above.

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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