A Guide to the Human Resource Body of Knowledge (HRBoK)

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John Wiley & Sons, May 1, 2017 - Business & Economics - 624 pages

An essential reference for HR professionals

A Guide to the HR Body of Knowledge (HRBoKTM) from HR Certification Institute (HRCIŪ) is an essential reference book for HR professionals and a must-have guide for those who wish to further their expertise and career in the HR field. This book will help HR professionals align their organizations with essential practices while also covering the Core Knowledge Requirements for all exams administered by HRCI. Filled with authoritative insights into the six areas of HR functional expertise: Business Management and Strategy; Workforce Planning and Employment; Human Resource Development; Compensation and Benefits; Employee and Labor Relations; and Risk Management, this volume also covers information on exam eligibility, and prep tips.

Contributions from dozens of HR subject matter experts cover the skills, knowledge, and methods that define the profession's best practices. Whether used as a desk reference, or as a self-assessment, this book allows you to:

  • Assess your skill set and your organization's practices against the HRCI standard
  • Get the latest information on strategies HR professionals can use to help their organizations and their profession
  • Gain insight into the body of knowledge that forms the basis for all HRCI certification exams

As the HR field becomes more diverse and complex, HR professionals need an informational "home base" for periodic check-ins and authoritative reference. As a certifying body for over four decades, HRCI has drawn upon its collective expertise to codify a standard body of knowledge for the field. The HRBoK is the definitive resource that will be your go-to HR reference for years to come.


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Business Management and Strategy
Human Resource Development
Compensation and Benefits
Employee and Labor Relations
Risk Management
Appendix A Alphabetical Listing of Legal Issues
Appendix B Four Steps to Domestic Certification
Some Questions You May Have About Form I9
Appendix E Sample Affirmative Action Plan
Appendix F OSHA Form 300
Appendix G HRCIs Ethical Standards

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SANDRA M. REED, SPHR, is a leading expert in the certification of Human Resource Professionals with 20 years of practical HR experience. She is the author of the 4th edition of the PHR/SPHR: Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide and PHR/SPHR Exam Prep for Dummies. Sandra, owner of epocHResources, is a sought-after, engaging facilitator of human resource and management principles with a strong focus on strategic business management and employee development. She has been SPHRŪ certified since 2007.

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