HRCI Updates To The 2012 HR Certification Exams


We’ve all heard the buzz about the updates made to the HR Certification exams. But you may not be clear on what exactly is changing. That’s why we’re here! HRReview wants to make it as easy as possible to prepare you for your HR certification exam. So we’ve summed up everything that will be different on this year’s exams. HRCI Updates to the 2012 HR Certification Exams Body of Knowledge: The Body of Knowledge is updated every five years to reflect the changes in the field. The basic structure of six functional areas for both the PHR and SPHR Bodies of Knowledge has remained. Changes that will be incorporated include changing Functional Area 01 from Strategic Management to Business Management & Strategy and changing Functional Area 04 from Total Rewards to Compensation & Benefits. “In addition to changing the names of two of the exams’ functional areas, we have added … [Read more...]

SHRM Conference – a great gift for human resources pro’s


Dear HR Friends, This year, as every year we'll be exhibiting at the SHRM National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada from Sunday, June 26- Tuesday June 28. Cool, right? As a special gift to you, we're giving away FREE EXHIBIT HALL PASSES! Yes, that's right, FREE! These are an incredible opportunity if you're taking a spouse or guest to the event, or if you just want to find yourself in Las Vegas and want to check out what's happening at the conference. Plus, HR Review is going to show you the latest and greatest HR Certification Programs! We've got something for everyone - PHR takers, SPHR takers and even GPHR programs! So click here to gain access - we only have a limited number of passes! So be sure to get them fast! And come visit us at BOOTH NUMBER 1424! So if you can't use this, then please forward to a friend! We hope to see you and please stop by and see us! And of course - … [Read more...]

How to Nail Your Upcoming HR Certification Exam


By now a few of you out there have already taken your HR Certification Exam and we've already been getting many excited reports of newly certified HR Professionals. Congratulations to those folks. But for the rest of you out there who have yet to take your exam, this article will provide you with a bit of advice that many people often forget when it gets down to crunch time. Being an advocate of academia and higher education I know how stressful studying for a big exam can be, and I've also gone through my share of all-nighters. I even did pretty well on most of my exams, but looking back on things now, I always found that the ones I overprepared for were the ones on which I normally performed the worst. How Stress Can Impact Your Memory Past studies have shown, and even more so recently, that stress has a significant effect on the hippocampus region of the brain, which … [Read more...]