Start 2012 Off Right With These HR Projects

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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...]

The Biggest Apple News Since iPad2 And What HR Has To Do With It

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B6T6DTA2AM6Z Last week, Apple announced some very big news. No, they weren’t releasing an iPad4 or an iPhone17. Steve Jobs resigned as Apple’s CEO. For those who don’t know much about Jobs, he is the mastermind who brought us the Mac, iPod, iPhone and iPad. Just think where the world would be without him? We would still be using slow-moving virus-prone PCs (oh, wait I’m using one right now), listening to music through portable CD players, making calls through a Zack Morris-sized cell phone and reading hard copies of newspapers and magazines. Blasphemy! Jobs isn’t exactly abandoning the company; he will now serve as the board chairman (a position that didn’t exist before he asked to step into). But with Jobs’ resignation comes emotional unrest and weeks of soul-searching for Apple’s 49,000 employees who’ve stood behind Jobs since the beginning of time (or at least Apple’s … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]