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PHR/SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition
PHR/SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition

PHR/SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

ISBN10: 1260453111 | ISBN13: 9781260453119
By William Truesdell, Christina Nishiyama and Dory Willer
© 2019

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Fully updated coverage of every topic on the 2018 versions of the PHR and SPHR exams

Get complete coverage of the HR Certification Institute’s Professional and Senior Professional in Human Resources bodies of knowledge inside this comprehensive resource. Written by HR experts, this authoritative guide fully addresses the core knowledge and responsibilities necessary for the implementation and management of HR practices. You’ll find chapter reviews, “In-the-Trenches” sidebars featuring HR experts’ real-world experiences and sage advice, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the PHR and SPHR exams with ease, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.

Covers all PHR and SPHR functional areas, including:

Business Management 
Leadership and Strategy
Talent Planning and Acquisition 
Learning and Development 
Total Rewards 
Employee and Labor Relations 

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PART 1: The Human Resources Profession
Chapter 1: Human Resources Mastery
Chapter 2: U.S. Laws and Regulations
Chapter 3: HRCI Core Knowledge

PART 2: PHR Body of Knowledge Functional Areas
Chapter 4: Business Management
Chapter 5: Talent Planning and Acquisition
Chapter 6: Learning and Development
Chapter 7: Total Rewards
Chapter 8: Employee and Labor Relations

PART 3: SPHR Body of Knowledge Functional Areas
Chapter 9: Leadership and Strategy
Chapter 10: Talent Planning and Acquisition
Chapter 11: Learning and Development
Chapter 12: Total Rewards
Chapter 13: Employee Relations and Engagement

PART 4: Appendices
Appendix A: List of Common HR Acronyms
Appendix B: Federal Case Laws
Appendix C: For Additional Study

About the Author

William Truesdell

William H. Truesdell is President and founder of The Management Advantage, Inc., a personnel management consulting firm. Prior to starting The Management Advantage, Truesdell spent more than 20 years in management with American Telephone and Telegraph in human resources and operations. He is an expert on the subjects of personnel practices, employee handbooks, equal opportunity, and performance management programs. Truesdell is the author of five self-published titles, including Secrets of Affirmative Action, Easy Employee Supervision, and Secrets of Investigating Discrimination. Truesdell is past president of the Northern California Employment Round Table, a liaison group for employers and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. He also served for five years on the National Workplace Diversity Committee within the Society for Human Resource Management. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the California State University at Fresno.

Christina Nishiyama

Dory Willer

Awarded the 2003 International Coach of the Year designation, Dory Willer is a certified business and life coach with 25 years of experience as a senior human resources executive, international speaker, and training facilitator. She has broad and diverse experience working for blue-chip and Fortune 100s, most recently as VP of Human Resources. Nationally known for aligning people to their success factors, Willer maintains a limited practice of individual clients for executive and performance enhancement and career/life renewal as well as strategic planning with business teams as an action strategist coach. She was among the first graduating class from Stanford’s Executive HR Certification Program with the Graduate School of Business in 1994. Willer achieved the designations of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Professional Certified Coach more than 15 years ago and recently gained the SHRM-SCP credential from the Society of Human Resource Management. She also holds a certification in Individual and Organizational Coaching from the Hudson Coaching Institute and a B.S. in Organizational Development/Behavior from the University of San Francisco.

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