I learned everything I know about Human Resources from The Office. I am sure this shocks you. For those of you who don't know, poor Toby was the Human Resources guy on the show and handled any sexual harassment or employee drama, which happened daily since Michael Scott was the epitome of politically incorrect. Michael hates Toby because Toby never let him do anything fun. The Office has dozens of examples of how the Human Resources Department works, my favorite being when Holly (who took over for Toby) tries to hold a business ethics seminar and discovers that Meredith has been having sex with a paper supplier in order to gain discounts. Which no one in the office thought was remotely unethical. Hilarious stuff people, really. Anyways, Human Resources people are basically the tattletales of the workplace, but don't let that scare you away from this career path, every company needs one. Hmm, I wonder if people with questionable morals are welcome, I could use a career change.
Now that we have the important information out of the way, I am going to show you how to get your Professional in Human Resources Certification using the PHR/SPHR Study Guide by Sandra M. Reed, SPHR, and Anne M. Bogardus. This is a fourth edition that has been edited for the 2012 exams. Yes, you have to earn your PHR or SPHR to have any chance of getting hired, or taken seriously in a Human Resources job. This study guide is filled with real-world scenarios, and access to software that contains a custom test engine, over 200 sample questions and electronic flashcards. It even includes a study plan for those of you who have been out of the studying game for a while. Every section is clearly marked and includes the tools, theories and information to help you pass.
Real life people have told me that this exact study guide helped them pass their PHR test on the first try. I wouldn't have reviewed it if I wasn't positive it would help you. Now, get ready to be hated at work because you are so going to kick ass on your exam, and I can actually help you myself. Email your name, address and this book title for a chance to win a FREE copy of this guide! firstname.lastname@example.org!