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PHR/SPHR

PHR/SPHR: Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide

by Sandra M Reed and Anne M. Bogardus
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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The Future of Human Resource Management

The Future of Human Resource Management: 64 Thought Leaders Explore the Critical HR Issues of Today and Tomorrow

Edited by Mike Losey, Dave Ulrich, Sue Meisinger
  Like its bestselling predecessor before it, this offers the very best thinking on the future of HR from the most respected leaders in the field.
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Canadian Unemployment at 6.3%

November 3 2017 - Statistics Canada reported that employment rose by 35,000 jobs in October, full-time jobs increasing by 89,000 but part-time jobs falling by 53,000. The unemployment rate rose by 0.1% to 6.3%. Employment has increased by 308,000 over the year. Employment increased in Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick but fell in Saskatchewan.

Seasonally adjusted, unemployment rates vary from 14.5% (Newfoundland and Labrador) to 4.9% (British Columbia).

Rates for all the provinces were (previous month in brackets):

  • Newfoundland and Labrador 14.5% (15.1%)
  • Prince Edward Island 10.3% (9.5%)
  • Nova Scotia 8.7% (9.0%)
  • New Brunswick 7.8% (7.8%)
  • Quebec 6.1% (6.0%)
  • Ontario 5.9% (5.6%)
  • Manitoba 5.2% (5.5%)
  • Saskatchewan 5.9% (6.2%)
  • Alberta 7.8% (7.9%)
  • British Columbia 4.9% (4.9%)




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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