A Guide to the Human Resource Body of Knowledge (HRBoK)

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An essential reference for HR professionals

A Guide to the HR Body of Knowledge (HRBoKTM) from HR Certification Institute (HRCI®) is an essential reference book for HR professionals and a must-have guide for those who wish to further their expertise and career in the HR field. This book will help HR professionals align their organizations with essential practices while also covering the Core Knowledge Requirements for all exams administered by HRCI. Filled with authoritative insights into the six areas of HR functional expertise: Business Management and Strategy; Workforce Planning and Employment; Human Resource Development; Compensation and Benefits; Employee and Labor Relations; and Risk Management, this volume also covers information on exam eligibility, and prep tips.

Contributions from dozens of HR subject matter experts cover the skills, knowledge, and methods that define the profession's best practices. Whether used as a desk reference, or as a self-assessment, this book allows you to:

  • Assess your skill set and your organization's practices against the HRCI standard
  • Get the latest information on strategies HR professionals can use to help their organizations and their profession
  • Gain insight into the body of knowledge that forms the basis for all HRCI certification exams

As the HR field becomes more diverse and complex, HR professionals need an informational "home base" for periodic check-ins and authoritative reference. As a certifying body for over four decades, HRCI has drawn upon its collective expertise to codify a standard body of knowledge for the field. The HRBoK is the definitive resource that will be your go-to HR reference for years to come.

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About the author

SANDRA M. REED, SPHR, is a leading expert in the certification of Human Resource Professionals with 20 years of practical HR experience. She is the author of the 4th edition of the PHR/SPHR: Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide and PHR/SPHR Exam Prep for Dummies. Sandra, owner of epocHResources, is a sought-after, engaging facilitator of human resource and management principles with a strong focus on strategic business management and employee development. She has been SPHR® certified since 2007.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Apr 17, 2017
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Pages
624
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ISBN
9781119374893
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Human Resources & Personnel Management
Business & Economics / Management
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This content is DRM protected.
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The #1 book for the leading HR certifications, aligned with the updated HRBoKTM

PHR and SPHR certifications, offered by Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), have become the industry standard for determining competence in the field of human resources. Developed by working professionals, the PHR and SPHR credentials demonstrate that recipients are fully competent HR practitioners based on a standard set by workforce peers.

Offering insights into those areas of knowledge and practices specific and necessary to human resource management (HRM), this study guide covers tasks, processes, and strategies as detailed in the updated A Guide to the Human Resource Body of KnowledgeTM (HRBoKTM). The study guide breaks down the critical HR topics that you need to understand as you prepare for the exams.

PHR/SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide, Fifth Edition, is the ideal resource for HR professionals seeking to validate their skills and knowledge acquired through years of practical experience, as well as for a relative newcomer to the HR field looking to strengthen their resume. In this edition of the top-selling PHR/SPHR study guide, you’ll find a practical review of all topics covered on the exams, as well as study tools designed to reinforce understanding of key functional areas. Strengthen the skills you learn with a year of FREE access to the Sybex online learning environment, complete with flash cards and practice quizzes to prepare you for exam day.

• Business Management and Strategy

• Workforce Planning and Employment

• Compensation and Benefits

• Human Resource Development and more

If you’re preparing for these challenging exams, this is the trusted study guide that’ll help you perform your best.

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