SPHR Exam Prep: Senior Professional in Human Resources

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Pearson Education, Jul 16, 2007 - Business & Economics - 704 pages
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SPHR Exam Prep

Second Edition

 

Senior Professional in Human Resources

 

Dr. Larry Phillips, SPHR

 

COMPREHENSIVE Succeed with comprehensive learning and practice tests

  • Prepare with two comprehensive practice tests
  • Analyze your test readiness and identify areas
  • for further study with practice questions on each exam topic
  • Learn important test-taking strategies to maximize your score and diminish your anxiety

 

Score Higher on the SPHR Exam!

 

We provide you with the proven study tools and expert insight that will help you score higher on your exam.

 

  • Focused exercises throughout the chapters reinforce your knowledge of test topics by allowing you to apply what you are learning.
  • Practice questions include detailed explanations of the answers–so you can learn the material by understanding why
  • an answer is correct.
  • Comprehensive discussion of all subject areas covered by the SPHR: Strategic Management, Workforce Planning and Employment, Human Resource Development, Total Rewards, Employee and Labor Relations, and Risk Management.
  • Two full-length practice tests enable you to time yourself under exam circumstances so you know exactly what to expect on test day and can identify any areas in which you are struggling before you take the real exam.

 

Written by a Leading SPHR Expert!

Dr. Larry Phillips (SPHR) has extensive experience as a Human Resource Management (HR) manager at both the tactical and strategic level. He has taught numerous PHR/SPHR certification classes under the auspices of the Society for Human Resource Management and is, himself, certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resource Management. He has managed small HR operations as well as large HR organizations. Dr. Phillips is on the faculty of Indiana University South Bend where he teaches graduate and undergraduate human resource classes. He has previously taught courses in training and development at the higher education level. Dr. Phillips publishes frequently in these areas.

 

 

“For many people, this book will remove the mystery that has surrounded this exam for years and also ease a great deal of their anxieties.”

–Haley C. Recio, Director of Human Resources and Administration, Teknovus, Inc.

 

 

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Contents

Study and Exam Prep Tips
Exam Preparation
Chapter One The SPHR Certification Process
Chapter Two Strategic Management
Chapter Three Workforce Planning and Employment
Selection
PostOffer Employment Practices
Organizational Exit
Chapter Four Human Resource Development
Chapter Five Total Rewards
Chapter Six Employee and Labor Relations
Chapter Seven Risk Management
Final Review
Practice Exam
Answers to Practice Exam
Appendixes

Management of Employment Records
Strategic Considerations for the SPHR
Apply Your Knowledge
Exam Questions
Suggested Readings and Resources
Appendix A Whats on the CDROM
Appendix B Glossary
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Dr. Larry Phillips (SPHR) has extensive experience as a Human Resource Management (HRM) manager at both the operational and strategic levels. At the operational level he has managed small HR organizations with as few as 10 employees servicing 800 clients as well as large HR organizations with 100 employees and more than 10,000 clients. At the strategic level he has been the program manager for the process reengineering of benefits services for a large federal agency. In addition he has managed consolidations of both personnel processing and training functions at the regional level, again for a large federal agency. He was the project manager for the creation of a corporate university of a mid-sized corporation in the private sector.

 

Dr. Phillips is on the faculty of Indiana University South Bend where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate classes in human resource management, compensation and benefits, labor and employee relations, organizational behavior, management, and leadership. He has previously taught courses in training and development, interviewing techniques, customer service strategies, and marketing at the higher-education level. Dr. Phillips publishes frequently in these areas. In addition he has taught numerous PHR/SPHR certification classes under the auspices of the Society for Human Resource Management. His educational background includes an Ed.D. from Indiana University, an MPA from the University of West Florida, and a BS from the University of South Carolina. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

 

Dr. Phillips is an experienced HR consultant in both the private and public sector and is affiliated with Ergo Resource Management, Inc., a regional management consulting firm based in Syracuse, IN. He can be reached via email at lwphilli@iusb.edu.

 

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