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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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Executive Perks

October 8 2008 - A recent report from Compdata Surveys shows that cell phones are the most popular executive perks.

The Executive Compensation 2008/2009 survey of 5,300 organizations found that 60.2 percent offered cell phones to executives as a perk with 43.8 percent of employers providing laptops or home PCs in 2008. Fewer than a third of organizations in the survey provided car allowances or company cars.

The report analyzes both national and regional data collected from 5,300 organizations across the United States with almost 25,000 incumbents. 45 executive and senior management positions were analyzed by base pay and total cash compensation.

The frequency of most executive perks on the revenue size of employing organizations but cell phones were offered by over half of the companies surveyed, regardless of size. Company cars were also offered by 20 to 30 percent of surveyed organizations across the board. But businesses with revenues over $20 million were the most likely to provide executives with laptops or home PCs.

Perks mentioned in the survey included:

  • cell phones (60.2%)
  • car allowance (31.3%)
  • company car (26.4%)
  • supplemental life insurance (26.2%)
  • voluntary deferred compensation programs (18.8%)
  • annual physical exam (17.6%)
  • supplemental disability program (16.9%)
  • club membership(s) (15.7%)
  • supplemental executive retirement plans (10.3%)
  • supplemental medical insurance (6.2%)
  • legal counseling (5.6%)
  • post-retirement insurance (4.6%)
  • supplemental vacations (4.5%)
  • airline VIP lounge membership (3.1%)
  • dependent tuition reimbursement (3.3%)

The number of organizations offering each kind of executive perk has remained consistent over the past four years.

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