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Get Successful PHR/SPHR/GPHR Test Taking Tips!


HRReview wants YOU to pass the PHR/SPHR/GPHR exam. And we want to give you all the tools to be able to do just that. In this article, I’ve compiled a list of the most successful test taking tips. I know how stressful studying for a big exam can be; I’ve taken these exams. Now, I’m giving you the tips that helped me and many other professionals pass the exams. Continue reading for our Successful Test Taking Tips, but click HERE if you are quickly approaching exam day and watch our video on “Three Key Strategies To Get Your Brain in The Game On Test Day.” Without further ado, here are our Successful Test Taking Tips: BUDGET your study time; make sure you have plenty of time to study so you are well prepared for the exam.  Create a “study calendar” and plan backward several weeks to begin your study schedule. Be diligent! REVIEW the outlines, and HRReview WORKBOOK exams – … [Read more...]

Viva Las Vegas! HR Review Takes the High Road


We just got back from the SHRM National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Yes, Las Vegas. For those of you who took time away from the slot machines to visit our booth, we want to say THANK YOU! We had a great time! Although the motto is “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” we want to share with you some secrets we brought back from our trip. We showed the casino-goers who stopped by our booth just how important it is to have credibility in the HR world. Building your credibility is important because it will help you move higher up in the business world and make more money. Who doesn’t want that, right? Here are our three tips to help you build credibility: Be consistent. It is always better to show, not tell. Show you company that you work hard by consistently improving and succeeding. Set high standards for yourself in your business and never let them get out of … [Read more...]

Announcing the GPHR Certification Preparation Go Global Course


It's not very often that we use our blog as a medium to announce or promote a product, BUTodds are if you clicked through to read this article, you're going to be VERY interested in what it has to say. So listen up. G-P-H-R Those four letters mean Global Professional in Human Resources. Those four letters mean that your Human Resources expertise is not only instantly recognizable in a small area of the world, but throughout the entire developed globe. Unfortunately, there are very few quality study resources out there when it comes to GPHR Certification Preparation. This is one of the reasons that are just barely over 1,000 people in the entire world who hold a GPHR certification. It's the goal of HR Review to significantly increase that number. That's why we are excited to announce that we are releasing our "Go Global" GPHR Certification Preparation Course to the … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for Your PHR or SPHR Exam


Another HR Certification Exam season has passed and the world now has many newly Certified HR Professionals. Congratulations to everyone out there who has received your HR Certification, PHRs, SPHRs, and GPHRs alike. This is a great achievement and you should be very proud. To those of you who were unsuccessful with receiving your certifications or have not yet taken the PHR or SPHR exam, you have some studying to do, and now is the time to start for those who will be successful in receiving their HR Certifications this Spring. So how should you prepare for your upcoming exam? Start Studying Early – Around 45% of those who take the PHR or SPHR exam each year fail to achieve passing scores. Not surprisingly, one of the biggest culprits of this is because people simply don’t prepare far enough in advance. Many think because they have experience in the field that they don’t … [Read more...]

How to Be the Master of Your HR Certification Exam Day


We already talked about avoiding stress while you're studying for your HR Certification exam,and especially on exam day, but to add to that, we'd like to give you a few more exam taking tips to help you perform at your best on your HR Certification Exam. By now you've studied enough, and you probably don't want to see another practice question in your life, so these are tips to help your prepare your body and your mind for the trials it is about to undergo when you take your exam. Your physiological state can mean the difference between success and failure, so take these tips very seriously. Whether you're taking the PHR, SPHR, or GPHR, these tips will help you to perform at your best. Don't Forget to Sleep - Unless you practice being superhuman, cognitive abilities start to diminish when the body gets less than 7 hours of sleep per night on average. This means your ability to … [Read more...]

Your Top HR Certification Questions Answered


Note: This blog post is time sensitive and is written as of November 4, 2010. Ok, so here's the deal. Every year about this time we get FLOODED with emails and phone calls from people wondering what to do about getting their HR Certification. Many of you are probably asking those same questions right now so we're going to answer them for you up front so you can stop wondering and start taking action. Do I Still Have Time to Sign Up? Can I Really Pass the Exam? How Do I Sign Up? Is It Worth It? What Do I Need to Study? Here are the answers. Yes, you still have time to sign up - The testing Window starts December 1st and goes through January 31st. Go to and get signed up for a later test date, grab your study materials (we've made it really easy for you) and its off to the races for you. You'll be fine if you start right now. Yes, you can really do it - … [Read more...]

Human Resource Branding | Was Your Answer Correct?


Great job on this one everyone. We had a lot of feedback and quite a few pageviews on the human resource branding question that we posted this week.  If you missed that post you may want to read it. We gave a valuable bit of advice on top of asking the question.  You can find it here. Human Resource Branding Practice Question Earlier this week we asked of you: Human Resource Branding is MOST used for which of the following? A.) Demonstrating "best practices" in the organization. B.) Recruiting high caliber candidates to the organization. C.) Creating a culture inside the organization. D.) Being more involved in marketing. The correct answer is: B - Recruiting high caliber candidates to the organization.  Here is the explanation.  Make sure to read and fully understand why this is the correct answer so you can commit it to memory. Human Resource branding is a … [Read more...]

Human Resource Branding | HR Certification Practice Exam Question


Alright. For the last couple of weeks we've been talking about the law making process.  If you missed those two posts you can go back and see them by clicking on the main HR Review Blog Homepage. Today we're going to switch gears a little bit and talk about Human Resource Branding. This is an interesting technique which has many uses, but before we post the question we'd like to say one thing. We've gotten a lot of answers to our past couple of posts, however not all of them have been correct. Make sure to check back each week when we post the answer to see if yours was correct. Even if you didn't post in the comments we want to make sure you are challenging yourself to answer each question and explaining it to yourself each time, especially as test time draws closer.  Now is the time to start studying if you haven't already. Here is today's question about Human Resource … [Read more...]

Presidential Legislation Approval – Was Your Answer Correct?

Welcome back to the HR Review HR Certification Practice Exam Blog.  Thanks for all of the comments and participation. We've got more names each week in our prize drawing pool. Remember to answer the questions if you want your name to be entered. Yesterday we asked: If the President receives a bill from the House of Representatives and the Senate for his approval and does nothing with it: a.) It automatically becomes a law b.) The legislation dies c.) Depends on whether the House and Senate are in session d.) It is a "pocket veto" And the answer is: C Here is the explanation: The President either signs the bill into law, or if opposed, vetoes it. If no action is taken for ten days (remember that) while Congress is in session, it will automatically become law. If Congress has adjourned its second session and the President takes no action, it is a "pocket veto" and the … [Read more...]

HR Review Practice Exam Question – The Law Making Process

ast week we launched the new HR Review Practice Test Question portion of our blog by posing a basic question about the law making process.  A handful of visitors were brave enough to post their answers and a couple even got it right.  Congrats to those who did.  Let's see if you can get this week's question. By the way if you didn't get a chance to participate in last week's blog you can find that here (no peeking at the answer until you've thought about it in detail!) The Law Making Process This week's question follows the same sort of theme, but goes a little bit deeper. Let's see how you do. The answer might surprise you: If the President receives a bill from the House of Representatives and the Senate for his approval and does nothing with it: a.) It automatically becomes a law b.) The legislation dies c.) Depends on whether the House and Senate are in session d.) … [Read more...]