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PHR/SPHR Exam For Dummies with Online Practice

Reed, Sandra M.


2. Edition April 2021
400 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-72489-6
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Ace those challenging PHR and SPHR exams!

In the competitive field of Human Resources, measurable demonstrations of credibility and commitment will get you ahead--and there's no better way to show your dedication than by adding the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) qualifications to your resume. Fail rates are high, but the right combination of knowledge and practice (and a little grit) will see you a pass with flying colors--which is where PHR/SPHR Exam For Dummies comes in!

In a friendly, step-by-step style, Sandra M. Reed, owner of the HR consulting firm epocHResources, takes the intimidation out of these challenging tests by letting you in on what to expect--as well as teaching you proven techniques for success. Work through the book's thorough content and subject review, sample questions, and suggested strategies, and then go online to find additional practice tests and more than 500 flashcards. With these resources, you can approach your exam with confidence.
* Take sample tests in the book and online
* Follow detailed answers and explanations
* Know how the exam is scored
* Study with more than 500 flashcards online

Whether you're a student or an experienced professional, PHR/SPHR Exam For Dummies will give you the power to pass--and pass well--and go on to achieve the successful HR career of your dreams!

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with the PHR/SPHR Exam 5

Chapter 1: Introducing the PHR/SPHR Exam: Just the Basics, Please 7

Chapter 2: Preparing for the Exam 21

Chapter 3: Identifying the Question Types and Strategizing to Answer Them 55

Chapter 4: Surviving Test Day 65

Part 2: Managing the Basics: Pre-Test Fundamentals 73

Chapter 5: Career Day: Life of a Certified HR Professional 75

Chapter 6: Examining HRCI's Glossary of Terms 85

Part 3: The Ins and Outs of the PHR Exam 117

Chapter 7: The Key to Success: PHR 01 Business Management 119

Chapter 8: Finding Resources: PHR 02 Talent Planning and Acquisition 133

Chapter 9: Sharpening Your Tools: PHR 03 Learning and Development 143

Chapter 10: Paying Your Dues: PHR 04 Total Rewards 155

Chapter 11: Connecting the Dots: PHR 05 Employee and Labor Relations 165

Part 4: Digging into the SPHR Exam 175

Chapter 12: Building the Frame: SPHR 01 Leadership and Strategy 177

Chapter 13: Bridging the Gap: SPHR 02 Talent Planning and Acquisition 193

Chapter 14: Shaping the Resources: SPHR 03 Learning and Development 205

Chapter 15: Harnessing the Value: SPHR 04 Total Rewards 213

Chapter 16: Building Relationships: SPHR 05 Employee Relations and Engagement 225

Part 5: Employing Your Knowledge: Practice Exams 235

Chapter 17: Facing the Challenge: PHR Practice Exam 237

Chapter 18: Answers and Explanations to PHR Practice Exam 267

Chapter 19: Using Your Skill Set: SPHR Practice Exam 289

Chapter 20: Answers and Explanations to SPHR Practice Exam 319

Part 6: The Part of Tens 343

Chapter 21: Ten PHR/SPHR Exam Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them 345

Chapter 22: Ten (or So) Study Tips for the Exam Bodies of Knowledge 353

Appendix: Federal Employment Law 361

Index 369
Sandra M. Reed, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is a leading expert in the certification of HR professionals. She is the author of the 2nd edition of The Official Guide to the Human Resource Body of Knowledge and the 5th edition of the PHR and SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Complete Study Guide: 2018 Exams. Reed is also the author of case studies and learning modules for the Society of Human Resource Management, teaching and writing content for undergraduate studies at both public and private universities.