PHR Exam Prep: Professional in Human Resources, 2nd Edition
- By Cathy Lee Gibson
- Published Dec 6, 2007 by Pearson IT Certification. Part of the Exam Prep series.
- Copyright 2008
- Dimensions: 8-3/8x10-7/8
- Pages: 720
- Edition: 2nd
- ISBN-10: 0-7897-3677-2
- ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3677-2
- eBook (Adobe DRM)
- ISBN-10: 0-7686-7965-6
- ISBN-13: 978-0-7686-7965-6
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Product Author Bios
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
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.
37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
My main study source-passed the PHR,
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This review is from: PHR Exam Prep: Professional in Human Resources (Paperback)This was my main study source for the PHR, being that I didn't have $600 to drop on the "Learning System". I passed with a 651 (got about 92% of the questions right).I don't believe there is any one study source that will give you everything you need--but if you spend time with this book, make yourself some flashcards and spend a good couple of months with them before the exam, you'll be 85% of the way there. It's really pretty inclusive.
I'd say get through this book, then take the HRCI practice exam to see what you need to research further. Using ONLY this book, I passed the practice exam with 86% of the questions right. Also, take every practice test you can get your hands on--search SHRM's HRCI message board for a bunch of good links. The tests may include terms/concepts with which you're not familiar and you can research those further.
Speaking of practice tests, I found the ones included in the book and CD-rom helpful--however, the other reviewers are right... Read more
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Do not recommend,
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This review is from: PHR Exam Prep: Professional in Human Resources (2nd Edition) (Paperback)I just took the PHR exam (and passed) last week and wanted to review the books I used. I found this Pearson guide to be the least helpful of all the books. It was not organized well, went into too much detail on some things and left out other points and was just way too cumbersome for test prep. It's a big book with a lot of text and has much too much in it to make anyone feel confident in their preparation. While I absolutely believe you should use more than one source (3-4 is optimal), I would say this one didn't add anything for me. Skip it!
General PHR Prep Advice: Use the Ann Bogardus PHR/SPHR book as your primary PHR test prep book. The Kaplan test prep book is light on the content but drills down to the big things very simply. I recommend reading the sections in Kaplan along with Bogardus. Kaplan has a few practice tests that are helpful. I also recommend getting a straight forward HR text book-- something that explains HR terms/concepts/legislation, etc with... Read more
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: PHR Exam Prep: Professional in Human Resources (Paperback)This book is excellent, it hits all key points for the PHR Exam. It would be very useful for someone that does not have a HR degree or it has been a while since you graduated from college. Also, if you do have a HR degree and recently graduated from college, it is a great review tool. Even though I have a Bachelors in Business Administration, and recently graduated, I learned new information about HR! Plus, you cannot beat the price!
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Table of Contents
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
Downloadable Sample Chapter
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