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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.

Toronto surveys people who left Ontario Works

May 29 2002 - A Toronto City survey of people leaving social assistance still face a poverty trap from which it is difficult to escape.

Toronto's Social Services Division commissioned the random telephone survey of more than 800 people who left Ontario Works (OW) in the first quarter of 2001 to find out how they fared, and whether they are better off after leaving. The survey indicates that people are not significantly better off than they were while on OW, or than they were five years ago.

The survey data revealed three key findings:

* 77% of survey respondents worked at some point after leaving OW.

* Just 43% said their finances had improved.

* 17% returned to OW in 2001 - a third of these were ill or disabled.

"Having a skilled workforce is vital to Toronto's economic health and development," said Councillor Brad Duguid, Ward 38 Scarborough Centre, Chair of the Community Services Committee. "We encourage senior levels of government to re-invest in strategies that recognize education, supports and skills upgrading for people on social assistance. Not only do people need to connect to the labour market, they need to secure stable jobs and increase their earning potential over time."

Education is a key factor in determining who is likely to return to OW - returners in 2001 were more likely to have less than a high school education. And 38% of survey respondents said they required access to education and skills upgrading to help them keep their current job or find a better one. Unfortunately, funding cuts at both federal and provincial levels over the last five years have substantially reduced access to education and training.

"Many people can't break the cycle of moving back and forth between social assistance and marginal employment," said Heather MacVicar, General Manager of Social Services. "While our clients obtain jobs, they are typically unstable and low paying with few benefits. Our survey finds that our clients want to work, and most of them use at least one job-related service that the City provides."

The Toronto City Web site is at www.city.toronto.on.ca





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.
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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. Accessible and concise on-the-job companion.
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