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SPHR Exam Prep: Senior Professional in Human Resources, 3rd edition

  • Cathy Winterfield

Published by Pearson IT Certification (December 22nd 2015) - Copyright © 2016

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SPHR Exam Prep: Senior Professional in Human Resources

ISBN-13: 9780789756114

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Overview

  • The only SPHR-centric book, with SPHR-specific objectives
  • Features Exam Alerts that highlight critical exam information with several hundred practice questions in the book
  • Features a CD complete with SPHR practice exams that allow for critical practice opportunities and a computer testing experience that mimics a real PHR testing environment.

Table of contents

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xviii
    About the SPHR Credential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xviii
    Composition of SPHR Exam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xviii
    About This Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xix
Information About the SPHR Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxi
    Accreditation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxi
    SPHR Exam Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxi
    SPHR Exam Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvii
    Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxii
    Study and Exam Prep Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxiv
    Learning Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxiv
    General Study Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxv
    SPHR-Specific Information, Study, and Test-Taking Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxix
    Contacting the Author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxxii

Chapter 1: Business Management and Strategy (BM & S) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

The Evolving Role of HR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
    A Brief Historical Scan of HR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
    HR As It Was, and HR As It Is (or Can Be) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
    SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) . . . . . . . 3
Environmental Scanning: An External Perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
    External Trends: Things to Keep an Eye On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Strategic Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
    Strategic Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
    The HR Impact Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
    The Dimensions of HR: The Three Legs of a Stool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
    The HR Professional as Internal Consultant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
    HR Audits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Other HR Measurement Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
    Balanced Scorecard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
    

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