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...]

Start 2012 Off Right With These HR Projects


5…4…3…2…1…HAPPY NEW YEAR! Now that 2012 is underway, it is time to get down to business. What do you want to accomplish in 2012? Now, this post does not apply to anyone who plans on spending 2012 preparing for the end of the world. Of course, if you’re one of those people, then you are probably too busy building your underground zombie-proof shelter to read this. Anyways, I digress. As we say goodbye to 2011, we are in such a great place. We have a whole year ahead of us. We can do anything! So, what are you going to do? Finally finish that crochet scarf you started in 2008? Finally learn a different language? Finally patent your idea for a hat that doubles as a head scratcher? (Too late, Modern Family already called that one). Finally complete those HR projects you’ve been talking about since you started your job? Let’s focus on the last one. As HR professionals, you have a … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Secrets for “Crunch Time” in preparing to pass the PHR or SPHR

Time is ticking away, and only a few weeks to take your PHR or SPHR exam.  Some people are studying like crazy (which they should be) and others are stressed out knowing the test date is looming.  What's the best way to get ready, knowing your deadline is near? Here's a few quick tips to help you keep on track: 1.  Remember, the exam is only multiple choice - no written answers.   Work on focusing how to answer a 4 choice question.  Eliminate the two wrong answers, and identify the others that may be possible.  This will help you gain confidence and focus in answering questions. 2. Don't forget to review terminology.  If you've been in HR a long time or not, the exam will have some terminology that is and is not familiar. Be sure to have some means to review terms currently in use either by means of a manual or study materials. 3.  Review the HRCI body of knowledge.  This is … [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...]