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Overview

PHR Exam Prep Second Edition

Professional in Human Resources

Cathy Lee Gibson, SPHR, MBA

COMPREHENSIVE Succeed with comprehensive learning and practice tests

  • Prepare with a comprehensive practice test
  • 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 PHR 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 PHR.
  • A full-length practice test enables 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.

“This book is an excellent resource for preparing for the PHR exam. I would not count on using it exclusively, but when combined with other available resources, it has much to offer in exam preparation. Not only does the book provide a great deal of human resources information, it also provides tips for studying and preparing, as well as many practice questions to let you know where you need extra effort. I know this book helped me in passing my exam.”

–J. Thompson, Longview, WA

The CD features an innovative test engine powered by MeasureUp, giving you an effective tool to assess your readiness for the exam. Key features include

  • Detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers
  • Multiple test modes
  • Random questions and order of answers
  • Covers all PHR exam topics

Written by a Leading PHR Expert!

Cathy Lee Gibson (SPHR) is the Director of Human Resource Management Programs at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations in New York City. Cathy has more than 20 years of progressively responsible generalist, specialist, and management experience in the field of human resources and has worked at small and large organizations, in educational settings and in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.

Cathy leads professional development programs for managers and human resources professionals on interviewing and performance management–and how to ensure that those functions have a more strategic impact on organizations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789736772
  • Publisher: Pearson IT Certification
  • Publication date: 12/20/2007
  • Series: Exam Prep Series
  • Edition description: Book w/ CD
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 400,841
  • Product dimensions: 8.49 (w) x 10.85 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Cathy Lee Gibson (SPHR) is the Director of Human Resource Management Programs at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations in New York City. Cathy has more than 20 years of progressively responsible generalist, specialist, and management experience in the field of human resources and has worked at small and large organizations, in educational settings, in for-profit, and in not-for-profit sectors. Cathy leads professional development programs for managers and human resources professionals on interviewing and performance management–and how to ensure that those functions have a more strategic impact on organizations. In that spirit, in 2004 Cathy wrote Performance Appraisals, for Silver Lining Publications, a division of Barnes & Noble. In 2006, Cathy also wrote Mission Driven Interviewing: Moving Beyond Behavior Based Questions for PTI Publishing. She has also co-authored online workshops titled “Effective Interviewing,” “Performance Management and Appraisal,” “Managing Performance,” and “Fundamentals of Compensation.” Cathy also spoke at the SHRM National Conference and Exposition in 2006 and 2007 and is slated to speak again in 2008. You can reach Cathy at Cathy@CathyLeeGibson.com

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Study and Exam Prep Tips

1. The PHR Examination: An overview

2. HR: A body of underlying knowledge and principles

3. Strategic management

4. Workforce planning and employment

5. Human Resource development

6. Total Rewards

7. Employee and Labor Relations

8. Risk Management

9. Practice Exam 1

10. Answer Key - Practice Exam 1

APPENDIX: CD Contents and Installation Instructions

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2009

    Not worth buying as a PHR prep

    Purchased this book as an aid in passing the PHR exam. This book, while containing valuable information, contained very little useful information. My overall knowledge of HR, after reading this book, has improved but this book had an adverse affect on my readiness to pass the PHR Exam. This book contains a lot of (filler) information seen in other reference books. The author stresses "over analyzing" which had me second guessing every question. The actual PHR exam is nothing like the sample tests provided in the book and in the accompanying CD. The sample tests concentrated on "Tripping Up" the examinee by adding or omitting key words. The actual exam is straight forward and concentrated on HR knowledge rather than memorization of "Act." Furthermore, the CD contains contradictory answers from the prep book. Specifically, Question ID-138 which questions executive exemptions...the CD has the wrong answer according to page 306 in the book. Finally, the book is poorly written with grammatical errors making it a hard read. I am sure there are other prep guides/books that are better suited in preparing for the PHR exam. I do not recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2011

    Don't waste your money

    Did not help with the test one bit. I did learn from this book but not the knowledge to help pass the test.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2008

    Took the test and this book has NOTHING to offer

    This book is a bunch of unhelpful filler!!! I just took the PHR test and this book totally steered me in the wrong direction. DO NOT BUY IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2008

    Better than others but still not great

    I've been studying like mad crazy for my PHR exam in a few weeks and this book it really not helping me at all. I'm a student who wants to get a leg up in the HR profession and this was the most recent book in its class. Other PHR cram books got pretty bad reviews so I decided on this one. What I disslike most about this book is that it'll tell you 'what you need to know' for the exam in one of those 'know this' bubbles but then it wont give you the answer or information about what you need to know! I feel like if it's important to know something then tell me what it is! But still it's a better than nothing. Oh and the CD is rather tricky. You have to click on the PHR test bracket to do sample questions on the cd...that took me a while to figure out.

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