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PHR / SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Kit
by Sandra M Reed and James J. Galluzzo III

Must-have preparation for those looking to take the PHR or SPHR certification exams in order to strengthen their resume.
 


PHR Study Guide 2019-20

PHR Study Guide 2019-2020: PHR Certification Preparation and Practice Test Prep Questions for the Professional in Human Resources Exam


Essential HR

The Essential HR Handbook, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Quick and Handy Resource for Any Manager or HR Professional
  This fully updated 10th anniversary edition is packed with information, tools, checklists, sample forms, and timely tips to guide you through the maze of personnel issues in today's complex business environment.

B.C. Project Aims To Offset Employee Shortages

February 5 2008 - British Columbia Economic Development Minister Colin Hansen has announced the launch of a two-year pilot project aimed at foreign workers. The aim is to offset serious employee shortages in tourism/hospitality and trucking.

Beginning today, the entry-level and semi-skilled pilot project under the B.C. Provincial Nominee Program is intended to help the two sectors retain employees that have been recruited internationally by expediting access for permanent residency. Nominees' spouses and dependents are also eligible for permanent residence under the program.

Colin Hansen said:

"The trucking and tourism/hospitality industries play a critical role in our export-oriented economy, and are experiencing persistent labour shortages. B.C.ís labour shortages are no longer limited to skilled occupations."

Current industry growth patterns indicate that the province's tourism/hospitality industry will require an additional 84,000 workers in the next ten years, averaging one new job every hour over the decade.

Canada needs about 37,000 new professional drivers every year - 4,500 in British Columbia alone. The Minister said that B.C. relies increasingly on temporary foreign workers to meet job market needs, but temporary workers do not provide a permanent solution to long-term shortages.

"The industry associations asked us to use the Provincial Nominee Program to help them retain valued foreign workers and reduce the loss of productivity and the ongoing costs of continuously having to replace temporary foreign workers," Colin Hansen added.

The pilot project is open to:

  • eligible employers in the long-haul trucking and tourism/hospitality industries, and
  • temporary foreign workers in entry level and semi-skilled occupations who have been employed by their B.C. employer for a minimum of nine months.

The project criteria should ensure that employees have the ability to establish themselves successfully in British Columbia, and that employers will offer good employment prospects and working conditions.

As well as long-haul truck drivers, eligible occupations include high-demand jobs such as:

  • food and beverage servers
  • tour guides
  • hotel front desk clerks
  • food counter attendants
  • kitchen helpers, and
  • housekeepers

Compliance and employee retention will be closely monitored by the B.C. Provincial Nominee Program. The PNP will also undertake a comprehensive review of the pilot project prior to its initial expiry.

More information is available at the PNP website.





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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