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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.

Internationally Trained Workers Can Reduce Skills Gap

October 16 2003 - A new program is being launched to increase awareness among employers of the benefits of hiring, training and retaining internationally trained workers living in Canada. "Right Before Your Eyes: Internationally Trained Workers in Canada" is being launched by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), in collaboration with the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities (MTCU), hosted by RBC Financial Group.

Part of "Business Results Through Hiring Internationally Trained Workers," the program is the latest in CME's successful "Business Results" series. This package is aimed at encouraging employers to tap the comparatively unexploited pool of skilled workers with international training. It also provides employers with resources that will ease the process of integration from the initial search through language training. Materials will also include a series of case studies from some of Canada's leading companies.

"We believe that this product will help employers to realize the value of the internationally skilled workforce living in Canada," said Ian Howcroft, vice president of the Ontario division of CME. "These workers represent a critical element of the skills shortage issue," he added.

The project's rationale comes from the growing volume of research warning of the impending skills shortage in Canada. Canada will need an additional 1.5 million skilled workers by 2008 including 900,000 in Ontario alone. At present, around 75% of workforce growth now comes from immigration and this figure is expected to reach nearly 100% by the end of the decade.

"Diversity is a core value of RBC Financial Group which is why we are pleased to be a part of this important initiative by hosting its launch," said Charlie Coffey, executive vice-president, Government and Community Affairs, RBC Financial Group. "'Right Before Your Eyes' is a powerful call to action and we encourage companies to embrace the talent, resources and expertise that new Canadians can bring to their organizations."

Canada has a large and increasing pool of skilled immigrants who could do much reduce the country's skills shortage but they face barriers in the job market. "Any effort to promote the hiring of internationally trained workers that has the buy-in of the employer community, is very important for the new Canadian population," says Debbie Douglas, the Executive Director of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI). "OCASI views 'Right Before Your Eyes' as a significant tool for employers and immigrants alike," she added.

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters is Canada's leading business network. Its members represent 75 per cent of this country's manufacturing output and 90 per cent of merchandise exports. It has its national office in Ottawa, and active divisional offices in all 10 provinces.





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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