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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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International HR Articles

What NOT TO DO in a Team Offsite
February 25 2014 - "Teambuilding" is a much maligned word. From our experience, here are a few things that Teambuilding providers need to keep in mind.

Recession Impacts on Jobs, Incomes and Employee Engagement
October 12 2010 - Most European businesses are finding it difficult to attract and motivate the skilled individuals needed to recover from the economic crisis, according to research from global professional services company Towers Watson.

Outsourcing to Latin America
October 2 2010 - Latin America is a significant emerging outsourcing destination for U.S. companies.

Global Trends
September 14 2010 - The majority of organizations are experiencing difficulty attracting employees with critical skills as economic conditions improve.

Control Freaks Burn Out Faster
April 1 2010 - Using all their internal resources at once and concentrating intently on the immediate task they are less able to respond to unexpected challenges.

Reacting To The Global Crisis
February 10 2009 - Corporate responses to the global economic crisis and the impact on social responsibility agendas.

Expatriate Work-Life Balance Survey
December 9 2007 - International work assignments are becoming more common as major corporations announces new offices in rapidly developing countries such as China, Dubai or India. But the 2007 Expatriate Work-Life Balance Survey from ORC Worldwide(R) has found that international assignees are finding it difficult to maintain an equilibrium between their personal and professional lives.

International Call Centre Study
July 25 2007 - An international study of nearly 2500 call centres has challenged many assumptions about management and employment practices in this sector. The Global Call Centre Report: International Perspectives on Management and Employment summarizes collaborative research by more than 40 academics in 17 countries in Asia, Africa, South America, North America and Europe.

Worker Protection - World Bank Accused
September 6 2006 - The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) has strongly criticized the 2007 edition of the World Bank publication, Doing Business, prepared by the private sector development department. This declares the Marshall Islands to be the world's 'best performer', displacing last year's winner, Palau.

Employee Retention Problems in China
September 5 2006 - Companies in China are struggling to retain their professional and support staff, and face having to pay higher salaries or excessive recruitment costs, according to research by Mercer Human Resource Consulting, a global leader for HR and related financial advice and services.

Violence At Work
August 29 2006 - A study for the ILO shows that violence at work is increasing worldwide and has reached epidemic levels in some countries. Situations described range from bullying and mobbing (where a group of workers targets an individual), to threats, sexual harassment and homicide. Professions once regarded as largely immune are increasingly involved in both developed and developing countries.

Asian Businesses Prefer Locals To Expats
April 13 2006 - A report from the Conference Board finds that major Asia-Pacific companies are searching more intensively for executives living in the region, rather than relying on expatriate executives brought in from other parts of the world.

China, India and the USA will drive growth
April 1 2006 - A research report from the Economist Intelligence Unit predicts that more than half the growth in the world's GDP over the next 15 years will come from China (27%), the US (16%) and India (12%).

Hong Kong Lacking Fundamental Employee Rights
January 21 2006 - A recent report by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is critical of Hong Kong's continuing failure to ensure fundamental employment rights. It highlights lack of legal recognition for trade unions, absence of collective bargaining, and insufficient protection against various forms of discrimination.

Singapore - World's Most Globalized Economy
April 30 2005 - The 2005 A.T. Kearney/FOREIGN POLICY Globalization Index (TM) records Singapore's rise to the top ranking based on the strength of its increased political engagement and foreign trade ties.

Valeo to continue job cuts
January 12 2002 - Valeo, the French-based automotive supplier has transmitted proposals for a reduction in employment levels to its European Works Council Bureau.



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