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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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HR Articles

Fired With an Open Claim: Do I Need a Workmans Comp Lawyer?
December 5 2019 - Being injured on the job and making ends meet is stressful enough without the added threat of termination. Do you need a workmans comp lawyer?

How Outsourcing Helps Your Employees
December 4 2019 - A look some of the ways outsourcing not only benefits your business but can also help your employees too.

HR Strategies for Dealing with Workplace Stress
Updated December 2 2019 - Employers and HR departments need to recognize the signs of stress and find ways to deal with employee stress and anxiety effectively.

Focusing on customer service to achieving growth
November 26 2019 - Providing quality customer service tends to be overlooked and it could be the crucial factor that separates your business from the rest.

How to Improve Your Marketing Operations
November 26 2019 - Attract new customers to your business by improving and subsequently optimizing your marketing operations.

How to Survive as a 1099: A Self-Employed Bookkeeping Guide
November 22 2019 - Are you losing track of your payments as a 1099 contractor? Time to get your house in order. Don't miss this essential self-employed bookkeeping guide.

Avoid Bad Hires in the Holiday Season
November 17 2019 - With a limited supply of fresh talent, hiring unsuitable or even fraudulent recruits can lead to substantial consequences.

US Unemployment At 3.6%
November 1, 2019 - Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 128,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.6%.

How to Change Careers Smoothly and Successfully
October 26 2019 - Whether you're making a mid-life transition or unhappy in your current position, find out how to change careers without it shaking up your entire world!

Are Job Descriptions Obsolete?
October 14 2019 - Are job descriptions obsolete? Like many things in the talent management field, it's a matter of perspective.

Why HR Professionals Should Be More Like Network Marketers
September 28 2019 - The skill sets that HR managers are trying to seek out for marketing departments in-house are the same skills that network marketers hone in order to be successful.

How to Establish a Paid Paternity Leave Policy for Your Office
September 26 2019 - Looking to start a paid paternity leave policy for your business? Here is a your guide to establishing a policy that sticks.

What to Expect in an Interview: Common Questions and Occurrences You Should Prepare For
September 25 2019 - Have you ever wondered what to expect in an interview? If you have, this post shares types of questions and interview phases that you should be prepared for.

What Every Attorney Should Know About Hiring Support Staff
September 24 2019 - Very few established law firms operate without at least a few members of support - even solo practices.

3 Things Your Employees are Doing at Work Instead of Working
September 23 2019 - Let's face it - not everyone is dedicated to their job, and with so many distractions with all the tech readily available in the workplace, it's no surprise that your employees might be slacking on the job.

8 Things Every Employee Needs to Learn about Worker's Compensation
September 12 2019 - Do you know that many workers suffer from work-related injuries, but didn't know they are entitled for a workers' compensation? And maybe, you could be one of them.

How to Improve Marketing for Your Small Business: Training Your Employees on the Best Techniques
September 11 2019 - As there is so much competition out there, being able to stand out from the competition is easier said than done.

7 Reasons Why the Human Resource Manager Job Is in Demand
September 8 2019 - The demand for the job position of a human resource manager has increased over the years. Learn more about the rise of this very important function.

Top self-employed jobs in 2019
September 4 2019 - Becoming self-employed is an increasingly popular means of making an income, as people prefer to ditch the nine-to-five for a more flexible and gratifying career path.

A Complete Guide on the Path to Become a Certified Safety Professional
September 3 2019 - There are many beneficial reasons of being a certified safety professional. Click here to learn the career path and steps to become one.

Interview 101: 7 Insightful Questions to Ask a Potential Employee
August 24 2019 - When you're conducting an interview, you want to find out the maximum about candidates in the time you have. Try these 7 questions to ask a potential employee.

Avoiding the Blood: The Best Non Clinical Healthcare Jobs
August 2 2019 - Are you interested in working in the healthcare field, but don't want to deal with blood? Read on to learn about the best healthcare jobs that aren't clinical.

Presentation Ideas to Command Audience Attention
July 24 2019 - Ever sit through a presentation that continued to drag on until you nodded off asleep? Don't be that guy or girl with these presentation ideas to grab attention.

AI in HR: why technology is not enough
July 10 2019 - The use of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in HR does not always get a fair hearing. However, it is not always well implemented. AI is not a replacement for HR professionals.

Points To Consider In Creating A Workplace Dress Code
June 21 2019 - When HR professionals enforce a standard of dress, whether it's a casual policy, a uniform, or somewhere in between, it makes work life easier for employees, and improves productivity.

What Topics Do You Need to Include in Employee Training?
June 10 2019 - Employee training is one of the most critical parts of the induction of an employee into the workplace, and yet many employers do not provide sufficient training needed for employees to excel in their new roles.

The Pros and Cons of Take Your Dog to Work Day
June 9 2019 - While the event has skyrocketed in popularity since it was first celebrated in 1999, there are still some businesses that are unsure of whether they should partake in the special occasion or not.

Why Is Workplace Safety Important?
May 15 2019 - Safety in the workplace is a right that every employee should be able to count on. Not only that, but it is law.

How to Help Your Employees When They Have a Crisis
March 1 2019 - More and more businesses, especially larger organizations, now have policies in place to help their staff cope with difficult circumstances.

3 Ways To Boost Morale At Your Company
February 25 2019 - If you want to win over and keep top talent around at your company, then you should consider focusing on boosting morale in the workplace.

3 Reasons Why Data Protection Is Crucial for Any Business
January 14 2019 - There is no question about it, data is at the heart of any business. Regardless of size, businesses rely on data to make informed decisions, track performance, identify solutions, understand customer and market behavior, and improve processes.

How To Improve Your Workplace For Your Employees
November 4 2018 - Your company will have a much easier job recruiting top talent when your business is viewed as a desirable place to work.

How to Protect Your Retail Business from Fraud
September 2 2018 - Running a retail business can leave you wide open to various cases of fraud. You can be attacked from all angles, and it's vital you give yourself all the tools to prevent it.

Prioritize Building a Culture of Collaboration to Eliminate Workplace Silos
August 14 2018 - Recent studies have shown that companies that invest in a collaborative culture report stronger revenue growth and happier employees.

Fitness In The Workplace: How Employers Can Get Behind It
July 23 2018 - To get the best from your employees ideally they need to be in optimal health mentally, physically and emotionally.

How Businesses Can Help Employees With Student Debt
June 26 2018 - Over 50% of employees with student debt claim that their student debt makes it hard for them to focus on their job.

How to Secure a Rewarding Career in Human Resources
March 16 2018 - Many budding professionals are eager to secure a job in human resources, as it is one of the fast-growing employment fields.

How To Take Care Of Your Employees' Mental Health
January 12 2018 - Stress in the workplace is inevitable but its effects can be countered if you have the right processes in place.

Revolutionizing HR Through Intelligent Automation
December 4 2017 - A recent study found that 72% of HR professionals think lack of automation is slowing things down.

Skin Tone Affects Job Chances
September 25 2017 - Colorism - discrimination based on skin color - has a significant effect on employment prospects.

Which Functions You Should Outsource and Which Ones You Should Not
June 22 2017 - When the idea of outsourcing comes up, the next question arises - outsource what?

Overworked Americans Can't Use Up Their Vacation
May 26 2017 - Americans continue to take the fewest annual vacation days in the industrialized world

Flexibility and Burnout
May 25 2017 - Flexibilty can improve job satisfaction and cut levels of stress and burnout.

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Legal Services
May 19 2017 - If you've been proposed a prepaid legal plan or legal protection plan, you might be wondering what their benefits are.

The Role of HR in Creating a Safe and Healthy Workplace
May 12 2017 - While the priority should be about protecting the health and wellbeing of employers, it can also reflect positively on the firm's balance sheet too

7 Technologies That Will Transform Human Resources in 2017
May 11 2017 - Technology is set to completely transform the way we approach Human Resources and recruitment.

The Grey Economy: The HR Benefits Of Hiring Older Workers
April 26 2017 - Many employers are still reluctant to hire people in their sixties, despite the fact that older workers can confer a wide array of benefits to a given workforce.

Payroll Advice for Small Businesses
April 26 2017 - Payroll management is not straightforward, and if you are a small business without any payroll experts, it can be a minefield trying to work through all of the legalities and setting up systems and processes.

Telling the Truth on Your Resume
April 19 2017 - Those that are not completely honest are being refused jobs, and those already in a job will lose the job and any related unemployment benefits.

What Should You Do If You Cannot Pay Your 941 Payment to the IRS?
April 3 2017 - It is extremely important that you do everything you can physically do to ensure your organization's 941 tax deposits and filings are updated and current.

Tech Companies All-Costs Model is Destroying Human Resources Management
March 17 2017 - As a human resources manager, it is your job to take every allegation seriously and work to resolve each issue, regardless of the culture at your company.

The increasing risk of cyber attacks on businesses
February 15 2017 - A question that HR workers often debate is, who is responsible for the protection of data?

What Trump's Presidency Means for the Future of Human Resources
January 20 2017 - There is no denying that the recent change of guards in American politics is set to have far reaching implications when it comes to labor and human resource management.

Do You Have What It Takes to Work in Human Resources?
January 20 2017 - In this article, we're going to discuss some of the appropriate skills and aptitudes of a good HR manager.

How to Start Your Own HR Business
January 20 2017 - It's a daunting prospect for many would-be entrepreneurs, but it is possible if you follow certain steps.

Tips for HR Professionals Managing Cross Border Teams
January 20 2017 - It is becoming increasingly commonplace for businesses of all sizes to operate across international borders.

5 Great Tips for Doing Your Own Accounts
January 20 2017 - If you are a small business owner, freelancer, or an entrepreneur, doing your own accounts might be quite a frightening prospect.

Helping Employees with Health Insurance
January 20 2017 - A lot of studies have confirmed that job (and life) security can help boost employees' productivity levels to new heights.

Important Factors to Consider When You're Hiring a Health Care Professional
January 16 2017 - The reputation of your health care organization depends on the people you hire.

Boost Your Hiring Strategy with the Top 5 Recruitment Trends for 2017
January 2 2017 - Here are the top 5 trends that we're excited about seeing more of in the year to come.

Take Charge of Your Career Development Today
December 21 2016 - In today's competitive market, waiting to be promoted is simply not an option. To really advance in your career, you need to take charge of your career development today.

What Defines a High Risk Employee?
November 7 2016 - Never be complacent about your employees. Just because they appear to be happy, it doesn't mean they are not looking for a new job.

Marketing vs. HR: Which is the Best Degree Choice?
October 27 2016 - There are a variety of job positions available in the world of business, so there are also a lot of degree programs that you can choose from when you're thinking about going into a corporate environment.

Always Working? How to Achieve Better Work-Life Balance
October 22 2016 - Even if you're incredibly dedicated to the job, it's crucial to achieve a reasonable balance between work and home.

Things You Need to Know to Be a Successful HR Professional
October 17 2016 - Although these basic HR skills are often more than enough to tackle the challenges in hand, there are additional things you need to know to be a successful HR professional.

Software to Revolutionise Your Business from Ecommerce Sales to HR
October 10 2016 - These days, there are a lot of advanced technological tools that businesses can use to succeed and drive their companies far into the future.

SEO Basics for Recruitment Companies
September 22 2016 - With millions of people looking for jobs and plenty of employers offering positions, it's no surprise that more and more entrepreneurs are turning to the recruitment industry for their next business venture.

How the Gig Economy and Freelancers are Reshaping HR Departments
September 16 2016 - Over 50 million Americans worked as freelancers in 2015, according to a study by the Freelancers Union and Upwork.

The Main Reasons Analytics Systems Are Important in Today's HR Departments
September 15 2016 - A range of business analytics systems are available that have the potential to transform the fortunes of any business.

How to Persuade Your Boss to Fund Your Training
June 22 2016 - Education and training is essential if you want to progress your career, but it can be expensive. The problem is that if you do not keep up with skills training you run the risk of falling behind your peers.

Effective Ways to Create a Great Business Reputation
June 21 2016 - Some of the most effective ways you can ensure that your business is the destination your customers go to when they want to deal with someone they can trust.

The High Cost of Major Depression In The Workplace
June 11 2016 - Chances are you can readily name someone you know who suffers from major depression - perhaps even someone you've worked with. It turns out the number of American adults battling the condition exceeds the populations of New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined.

How to Make Your Job Search Successful in the New Year
January 11 2016 - The first months of the year bring about countless new possibilities, and if you follow our tips, you may just land that new job before you remember to hang up your new calendar.


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PHR/SPHR

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.

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