pearson-PHR : Pearson: Professional in Human Resources

Pearson: Professional in Human Resources
ISBN : 978-1-61691-611-4
Gain hands-on expertise in Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam by Pearson: Professional in Human Resources course. The course covers all the objectives of PHR certification exam such as describing the concepts of business management and strategy, employee and labour relation, and human resource development.


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Exam Information

The Professional in Human Resource is a standalone certification from HRCI with the exam code PHR. This certification is targeted at human resource professionals who are involved in the understanding of the fundamental knowledge, that is needed for effective HR management. They focus on program implementation and have tactical/logistical orientation.

Prepare for the following certification

Career Prospects
  • HR Manager
  • Human Resource Expert
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Human Resource Director
  • Human Resource Manager
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?

Prerequisites for HRCI PHR exam are:

  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in professional-level HR position with a Master's degree or higher, OR
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in professional-level HR position with a Bachelor's degree, OR
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in professional-level HR position with a high school diploma.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 400

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?
The Professional in Human Resources exam is administered by Prometric at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 175 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
180 minutes
What is the passing score?


(on a scale of 100-700)

Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the pearson-PHR, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: PHR Exam Prep

Lesson 2: Introduction

Lesson 3: HRCI Certification Exams: Your Video Coach to Preparing and Passing the Exams

Lesson 4: Business Management and Strategy (BM & S)

  • The Evolving Role of HR
  • Environmental Scanning: An External Perspective
  • Organizational Structure and HR
  • Legislative Framework, Considerations, and Opportunities
  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership Concepts
  • Chapter Summary
  • Suggested Readings and Resources

Lesson 5: Workforce Planning and Employment

  • Relevant Laws and Executive Orders
  • Relevant Case Law
  • Legal Concepts/Definitions Relevant to Workplace Planning and Employment
  • Recruiting Candidates
  • The Selection Process
  • Background Checks
  • Employment: Extending the Offer
  • Onboarding
  • Termination: The End of the Employment Life Cycle...or Is It?
  • Exit Interviews
  • Severance Packages
  • Affirmative Action Plans
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Documentation Strategies for HR Professionals
  • Chapter Summary
  • Suggested Readings and Resources

Lesson 6: Human Resource Development

  • Understanding HR-Related Laws
  • ADDIE: An Overview
  • Training
  • Career Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Performance Management
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Chapter Summary
  • Suggested Readings and Resources

Lesson 7: Compensation and Benefits

  • Worker's Compensation
  • Compensation: Building and Using Pay Structures
  • Compensation: Job Evaluation
  • Market Pricing
  • Chapter Summary
  • Suggested Readings and Resources

Lesson 8: Employee and Labor Relations

  • Laws Governing Employee Relations and Labor Relations
  • Employee Input
  • Employee Involvement and Employee Communication
  • Measuring Employee Relations Initiatives
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Progressive Discipline as Employee Relations
  • Contract Administration
  • Unions
  • Collective Bargaining: The Process
  • Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Common Law
  • Chapter Summary
  • Suggested Readings and Resources

Lesson 9: Risk Management

  • Key Legislation
  • Occupational Health
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Chapter Summary
  • Suggested Readings and Resources

Lesson 10: Appendix A. OSHA Forms for Recording Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

Lesson 11: Appendix B. OSHA Fact Sheet

  • Workplace Violence

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