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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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U.S. HR Articles

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

US Unemployment At 4.4%
September 1 2017 - Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 156,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.4 percent.

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?

HR Strategies for Dealing with Workplace Stress
May 27 2017 - Employers and HR departments need to recognize the signs of stress and find ways to deal with employee stress and anxiety effectively.

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.

How to Spice Up Your Resume for a Holiday Job Search
December 2 2015 - Scores of people try to land a holiday job, so it's a good idea to do everything you can to make yourself stand out from the competition.

Cybersecurity professionals and businesses in the field seeking to set up in the US
October 9 2015 - For any cybersecurity or privacy expert coming to work in the United States (US) from the European Union (EU), there are some key differences in privacy and security matters to keep in mind.

Recruiting For Call Centers - Skills to Look For
August 3 2015 - When recruiting for a call center, look out for people with these skills and traits, as they are the kind who will do very well on this career path!

Five US immigration obstacles faced by companies expanding to the US
July 9 2015 - It is critical to understand that a foreign business owner or employee will need the appropriate visa in place prior to traveling to the US to be able to work.

Six Essential Leadership Skills For Today's Leader
September 5 2014 - A careful examination of the various definitions of "leader" presents a fascinating and brief explanation of great leadership.

Make Your Case: How HR leaders can get CEO sign-off for HR expenditures
October 25 2013 - As the HR leader, it’s your job to communicate the importance of your initiatives and secure the resources you need to drive results for your department and the organization.

InterviewStream Transforms Video Interviews with WebRTC
October 3 2013 - Today's video platforms allow recruiters and hiring managers to conduct live and pre-recorded interviews with any candidate in any location, at any time - significantly reducing travel costs and scheduling hassles.

Big brother is definitely watching
February 10 2013 - With as much as 60 to 80 percent of employee time on the Internet having nothing to do with work, organizations are facing an epidemic of 'cyberloafing.'

How HR Can Help an Employee Survive and Thrive Through a Divorce
February 4 2013 - When looking for help during a divorce, few people consider the human resources department at their place of employment as a place to go for assistance.

Performance Management - Key Practices
November 5 2012 - Informal feedback is critical to success said 93% of IT Professionals in a recent survey but fewer than half felt that feedback in their organization could be rated as good or excellent.

Work And Sleep
July 23 2012 - Research from the University of Iowa has shown that police officers sleeping less than six hours per night are more susceptible to chronic fatigue and health problems.

E-mail: the Way to Gossip
July 2 2012 - It has been estimated that the average corporate email user sends 112 messages a day - and one in seven of those messages can be described as gossip.

Male Leaders Judged More Harshly
June 5 2012 - Male leaders who make mistakes in what is perceived as a man's world are also judged more critically than a female leader.

High-Potential Entrepreneurs
May 30 2012 - Stanford Graduate School of Business has reported that its graduates are much more likely to become entrepreneurs than ever before. 16% of the class of 2011 have already started their own businesses compared to a mere 5% in the early 1990s and 10-year trend data is suggesting that there is a generational shift toward entrepreneurship.

Surface Diversity: Some Employees Subvert Diversity Programs
April 24 2012 - There is evidence to suggest that organizations are only achieving 'surface diversity' while key customer-facing staff such as servers are behaving in a racist way towards diners.

Multiple Internet Identities: Keeping Track
March 9 2012 - A growing number of internet users have split themselves into multiple personalities (albeit web-based) to conduct day-to-day business.

Employee Engagement
March 2 2012 - Employees need to feel like they are progressing. If you think about a time when you did something extraordinary at work, most likely you accomplished a difficult goal that was important to the organization.

Workplace Flexibility Improves Employees' Health Behavior
December 6 2011 - Employees who have flexibility in the workplace tend to sustain healthier lifestyle habits.

Recruiting Practices and Employer Branding
August 26 2011 - Recruiting practices need to be consistent with branding strategies or organizations risk missing out on top talent and potential revenue.

U.S. Employee Trust Still Low
July 12 2011 - Employees still do not trust company management, nearly three years after the beginning of the economic downturn, according to results from a Maritz© Poll conducted by Maritz Research.

Employee Performance Reviews
April 22 2011 - A half of the participants in an online survey conducted for Globoforce think that employee performance reviews do not provide accurate appraisals of their work.

Discrimination and Job Loss
April 20 2011 - New research shows that jobless Americans face discrimination unrelated to their skills or to ways in which they lost their previous jobs.

Honesty is best for job-seekers
March 12 2011 - A recently published study indicates that honesty pays off for job applicants.


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PHR/SPHR

PHR/SPHR: Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide

by Sandra M Reed and Anne M. Bogardus
The Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) exams from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) reflect the evolving industry standards for determining competence in the field of HR. Serving as an ideal resource for HR professionals who are seeking to validate their skills and knowledge.
This new edition is 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 PHR®/SPHR® 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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Corporate Communication

Corporate Communication: A Guide to Theory and Practice

by Joep P. Cornelissen
  Academically grounded, it covers the key concepts, principles and models within corporate communication by bringing together academic knowledge and insights from the subject areas of management and communication
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