Easy Steps To Get HR Certified!

Why should you get certified? Watch the Video! Certification is a way to demonstrate your HR knowledge through credentials. Go on to bigger and better things, get promotions, make more money, and demonstrate your proficiency. Certification is a great way to reward yourself with what you know! There are three different certification classifications: -PHR: Professional in Human Resources -SPHR: Senior Professional in Human Resources -GPHR: Global Professional in Human Resources Steps To HR Certified Step 1: Make sure you go to HRCI.org and register to take the exam. Choose between PHR, SPHR and GPHR exam in December or May. Step 2: Use HRReview as your partner. Visit HRReview to get prepared for the exam. Self study programs or online class with one of the authors to help you hand in hand through your study programs. Why choose HRReview? HRReview specializes in … [Read more...]

Viva Las Vegas! HR Review Takes the High Road

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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...]

HR Review Announces Dates for Chicago HR Certification Study Classes

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The phones at HR Review are ringing off the hook about when HR Review will be holding it's HR Certification courses in Chicago this spring. We love getting your calls, but we also know you'd probably rather read it on our website, so here you go. HR Review will be hosting three separate live classes in Chicago this year, starting in April. Coming up this spring, we'll be hosting: The famous Start Smart Course - Spring 2011, which is a full-fledged HR Certification Exam study course taught over the course of several weeks meant for those taking the PHR and SPHR certification exams. This course will ensure the student has a great start with their HR Certification Exam studying, and will uncover any holes they may have in their knowledge as test time approaches. The Last Minute Course - Spring 2011, which is a three day intensive course geared towards those who are taking the … [Read more...]

Announcing the GPHR Certification Preparation Go Global Course

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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...]

The Law Making Process – And The Answer Is…?

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First we want to say thanks to everyone who participated in the comments.  The more you participate, the better you will learn. We are happy to see so many people who are passionate about HR and who are serious about passing their exams. Earlier in the week we asked: Please choose the correct answer. The steps involved with passing new laws begin with: a. Placing a bill on a committee agenda b. Referring the bill to a subcommittee c. Examining the bill for its likelihood of passing d. Debating the merits of the bill on the House or Senate floor If you chose A. Placing a bill on a committee agenda, then you are correct.  The following explanation describes the law making process.  Please be sure to read the explanations and commit them to memory. They may help you with other questions on the exam. Persons outside of Congress may draft a bill, but only members of … [Read more...]

Getting Your HR Certification – Four Steps to Choosing Your Training

It's no secret that workplaces have been pretty hectic the past couple of years.  Many employers have been forced to "cut the fat" out of their organizations and only keep their most valuable employees.  Unfortunately this has meant the dreaded axe for a lot of would be HR Professionals. If you were one of the unlucky you obviously want to avoid this in the future, and you obviously want to get back into the workplace as quickly as possible.  If you have been lucky enough to stick around, well, the dust isn't clear just yet so do everything you can to improve yourself. As an aspiring HR Professional, there is one very obvious choice to increasing your credibility substantially beyond a college education. It might sound biased coming from the blog of an HR Certification training organization, but that's ok. We believe in our mission 100% and we want our readers to succeed. We … [Read more...]

Online PHR and SPHR Practice Exams – 5 Tips to Improve Your Chances

You're studying like crazy because the exam window is open! Yes, many of you have registered to take the PHR or SPHR, and most likely will wait until January to take it.  But before you go to your exam site, be sure to do the following: 1.  Take online practice tests to help you with multiple choice tests.  You can take the HRReview online practice test by clicking on the link or on the picture above.  If you haven't taken a college entrance exam lately, it would be a good idea to regain the knack of how to select from 4 choices, oftentimes when more that one answer can be correct. 2.  Be prepared exam day with a valid drivers license, taking minimal items to the test site.  Just last year, I had a student show up to take the PHR, only to find her drivers license had expired.  Needless to say, she had to get an updated license prior to be admitted to the test site.  A delay you may … [Read more...]

Online PHR and SPHR Practice Exams – 5 Tips to Improve Your Chances

You're studying like crazy because the exam window is open! Yes, many of you have registered to take the PHR or SPHR, and most likely will wait until January to take it.  But before you go to your exam site, be sure to do the following: 1.  Take online practice tests to help you with multiple choice tests.  You can take the HRReview online practice test by clicking on the link or on the picture above.  If you haven't taken a college entrance exam lately, it would be a good idea to regain the knack of how to select from 4 choices, oftentimes when more that one answer can be correct. 2.  Be prepared exam day with a valid drivers license, taking minimal items to the test site.  Just last year, I had a student show up to take the PHR, only to find her drivers license had expired.  Needless to say, she had to get an updated license prior to be admitted to the test site.  A delay you may … [Read more...]

PHR or SPHR?

If you're an HR professional trying to decide which exam to take, it can be a challenging topic.  Many test takers want to take the SPHR, but let's take a closer look at this. 1.  My personal experience taking the SPHR exam and PHR exam was an interesting one.  If I hadn't been afforded Forune 500 HR experience, I'm not sure I would have fared as well on the SPHR exam.  I truly believe that having a mentor on higher level HR decisions made all the difference, and I hear this from other counterparts as well. 2.  The SPHR will have many situational questions where you will need to make a judgement call.  If you've not taken a lot of practice questions to prepare for this type of question, I would strongly encourage you to test your knowledge before taking the SPHR exam.  Many of the questions will ask what the best solution is, or all of the following "except", so it is important to … [Read more...]

HR Certification – Preparing with Style for the PHR, SPHR and GPHR!

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Getting ready for the HR certiifcation exams is a daunting task.  What to study, where to study, and how to get it done are important decisions as you prepare.  Typically, HR professionals who are getting ready for this exam haven't taken a multiple choice exam in some time, so here are some things to consider: Practice Multiple Choice exams - the PHR, SPHR and GPHR exams will ask you to select the "best answer" to a question, and many times there may be more than one to select.  Choose some free exam sites such as www.hrreview.com to practice exams, purchase them, or just review material to help you determine your skill level. Review the Body of Knowledge.  It is important that you understand the content that will be on the exam you're taking, so be sure to spend time carefully reviewing the content to help you prepare. Take a Group Study Course.  If you're in a metro area, … [Read more...]