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PHR / SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide, 3rd Edition

PHR / SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide, 3rd Edition

Anne M. Bogardus

ISBN: 978-0-470-59603-6

Oct 2009

672 pages

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More than 80,000 HR professionals having earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) or Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification, and another 20,000 are expected to take the exam in 2009. This complete update of the bestselling guide to HR certification contains additional coverage of new HR policies and standards, as well as updated practice exam questions and real world scenarios. Key topics include strategic management, workforce planning and employment, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. The CD-ROM contains two bonus exams (one each for PHR and SPHR) as well as flashcards and an electronic book.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.


Assessment Test.

Chapter 1 Certifying Human Resource Professionals.

Chapter 2 Core Knowledge Requirements for HR Professionals.

Chapter 3 Strategic Management.

Chapter 4 Workforce Planning and Employment.

Chapter 5 Human Resource Development.

Chapter 6 Total Rewards.

Chapter 7 Employee and Labor Relations.

Chapter 8 Risk Management.

Appendix A About the Companion CD.

Appendix B Case Study.

Appendix C Federal Employment Legislation and Case Law.

Appendix D Resources.



ChapterPageDetailsDatePrint Run
Assessment TestxliClarification of Explanation in Answer to Question 30 on the Assessment Test
The third sentence in the explanation, "An adverse impact (C) is any negative result of a change to any of the terms and conditions of employment." should read:
"The EEOC defines adverse impact (C) as a substantially different rate of selection in hiring, promotion, or other employment decision which works to the disadvantage of members of a race, sex, or ethnic group.”

B. is still the correct answer
3/26/101st - 3rd

6318Text correction
The third sentence under "Employers Subject to FUTA" contains outdated information.
It should read " either 2009 or 2010..." not "2003 or 2003".

CDCD correction: Error in Chapter 4, Review Question 7 on the CD
The answer and explanation for Chapter 4, question 7 on the CD are incorrect. The correct answer and explanation are as follows:
Answer: C. To determine whether adverse impact has occurred, multiply the highest selection rate, which is Asian, at 18%, by 4/5 or 80%. (18% X .80 = 14%). Only two groups fall below 14%, Hispanic and Native American, both at 13%.