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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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4 Reasons to Ensure Your Employees Have the Right Equipment and Software

January 18 2020 - A happy workforce could be the difference between your business turning over a healthy profit or struggling to break even. The question is: How do you ensure your employees are happy and motivated to work?

While there are numerous answers to the aforementioned question, one method that has a massive impact is the implementation of correct equipment and software. Why? Well, the four reasons below will help paint the picture.

1. Maximize productivity

First things first, the focus should be placed on the main reason why you want to acquire the best equipment and software for your employees: productivity.

Forget about needing to track and analyze data by hand. Forget about your employees having to place their energy into completing repetitive, manual tasks. With the right software program in place, you could cause your company's productivity to take a giant leap in an instant.

For example, with specialist accounting software, you wouldn't need to keep a manual track of inventory, sales, expenses etc. It can be programmed so it is all done automatically. This speed up the process of accounting exponentially, and it also eliminates the real possibility of errors being created by entering data manually.

If you're unsure about which software best fits the needs of your business, visit These experts can not only guide you towards the software promise land, but they can even provide programs at a reduced price.

2. Ensure employee happiness

If possible, you should always try and maximize employee happiness. If they are happy at work, they will have extra motivation to complete their tasks to a high standard.

One method to boost employee happiness is by making their work easier. As mentioned in the previous section, certain software and technology can cut out laborious, time-consuming tasks. Yet alongside this, software/technology also has the ability of making assignments more enjoyable to complete. If they were, for example, doing their work on an outdated computer, the move to a new, faster, more powerful bit of kit would be appreciated.

3. Avoid being out of date

Talking about being out of date, it's important that your business isn't left behind in the past. Purchasing new equipment and software will take a sizeable chunk out of your business expense account, which is why some will opt to stick with what they already own. However, the initial outlay for new equipment/software will save you in the long run.

Remember: the use of outdated software and equipment could leave you more vulnerable to malicious cyber-attacks and system failures.

4. Work efficiently away from the office

With the evolution of technology, plenty of businesses have been able to offer employees the luxury of completing their work away from the office. Whether it's at home, in a hotel room, or on the beach, workers can finish their usual tasks if they have access to the right equipment and software.

To ensure you can offer this to your employees - and boost happiness, efficiency, and flexibility in the process - you will need to have the right equipment/software in place.

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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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