Your ideal, all-inclusive study guide for the PHR and SPHR exams
Adding the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification to your resume immediately places you above less qualified competitors. After studying with PHR/SPHR Exam For Dummies, you will conquer the exam armed with confidence and a solid understanding of the test and its presentation. This book + online product includes 4 unique practice tests: two in the book (one PHR one SPHR) and two additional tests online (one additional PHR one additional SPHR). All practice questions include detailed answers and explanations. As human resources becomes an increasingly popular field, you should snatch every opportunity to give yourself an edge.
Updated to cover the six functional areas included in the three hour, 175 question online exam: Business Management & Strategy, Workforce Planning & Employment, Human Resource Development, Compensation & Benefits, Employee & Labor Relations, and Risk Management
Prepares readers to take an exam that replaces the 60 credit hours of continuing education that is required for recertification every three years
For aspiring students and human resources professionals, this For Dummies text is the ideal guide to acing the PHR/SPHR Exam.
Sandra M. Reed, SPHR, is the owner of EpocHResources, a consulting firm specializing in the unique HR needs of small businesses. She has authored learning modules and case studies for the Society for Human Resource Management. She is the co-author of PHR/SPHR: Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide, 4E, by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with the PHR/SPHR Exam 5 Chapter 1: Introducing the PHR/SPHR Exams: Just the Basics, Please 7 Chapter 2: Preparing for the Exam 17 Chapter 3: Identifying the Question Types and Strategizing to Answer Them 31 Chapter 4: Surviving Test Day 41 Part II: Managing the Basics: Pre-Test Fundamentals 49 Chapter 5: Career Day: Life of a Certified HR Professional 51 Chapter 6: Examining the Core Areas of Knowledge 59 Part III: The Ins and Outs of the PHR/SPHR Exams 69 Chapter 7: The Key to Success: Business Management and Strategy (BMS) 71 Chapter 8: Perfecting Process: Workforce Planning and Employment 87 Chapter 9: Sharpening Your Tools: Human Resource Development 101 Chapter 10: Paying Your Dues: Compensation and Benefits 115 Chapter 11: Connecting the Dots: Employee and Labor Relations 127 Chapter 12: Shrinking the Target: Risk Management 143 Part IV: Employing Your Knowledge: Practice Exams 155 Chapter 13: Facing the Challenge: PHR Practice Exam I 157 Chapter 14: Answers and Explanations to PHR Practice Exam I 187 Chapter 15: Using Your Skill Set: SPHR Practice Exam I 205 Chapter 16: Answers and Explanations to SPHR Practice Exam I 237 Part V: The Part of Tens 257 Chapter 17: Ten PHR/SPHR Exam Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them 259 Chapter 18: Ten (or So) Study Tips for the Exam Bodies of Knowledge 267 Appendix: Federal Employment Law 275 Index 285