Get Successful PHR/SPHR/GPHR Test Taking Tips!

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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...]

Human Resource Branding | HR Certification Practice Exam Question

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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...]

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...]

PHR / SPHR Pass Fail Rates – Free PHR or SPHR Practice Exam

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PHR and SPHR Pass/Fail Rates: Each year thousands of potential Certified HR Professionals sit for their PHR certification exams. Unfortunately in 2009, according to the Human Resources Certification Institute, 41% of them failed to make the cut. Compare this to the 48% who fail to make the cut on the SPHR exam. That's a pretty big chunk for both.  Nearly half of all individuals who take these exams fail. Why? Because they wait too long to prepare or they don't adequately challenge themselves prior to the exam. A PHR or SPHR Certification designates you as a professional by definition, gives you immediate and unmatched credibility, and puts you an in exclusive bunch of individuals. There are many benefits to becoming a Certified HR Professional, and for that reason the exams are designed to be difficult. Proper preparation is necessary if you are serious about passing. To … [Read more...]