Example SPHR 12-week Study Plan

Week 1-2: Strategic Business Management During these weeks, you will cover topics related to business strategy, organizational effectiveness, and corporate social responsibility. You will learn about the role of HR in developing and implementing business strategies, as well as how to measure organizational effectiveness. You will also cover concepts related to corporate social responsibility and business ethics.
  • Business Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness
  • Organizational Development
  • Change Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Business Ethics
Week 3-4: Talent Planning and Acquisition These weeks will cover topics related to talent planning and acquisition. You will learn about workforce planning and talent management, as well as recruitment and selection processes. You will also cover employee retention strategies and learn about job analysis and job design. Finally, you will review employment law and regulations related to talent acquisition.
  • Workforce Planning and Talent Management
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Employee Retention
  • Job Analysis and Job Design
  • Employment Law and Regulations
Week 5-6: Learning and Development During these weeks, you will cover topics related to learning and development. You will learn about training and development, as well as performance management. You will also cover succession planning and leadership development. Finally, you will review career development concepts.
  • Training and Development
  • Performance Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Leadership Development
  • Career Development
Week 7-8: Total Rewards These weeks will cover topics related to total rewards. You will learn about compensation and benefits, as well as rewards and recognition programs. You will also cover pay structures and incentive programs, and learn about employee benefits.
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • Pay Structures
  • Incentive Programs
  • Employee Benefits
Week 9-10: Employee Relations and Engagement During these weeks, you will cover topics related to employee relations and engagement. You will learn about employee relations, employee engagement, and diversity and inclusion. You will also cover labor relations and workplace health and safety.
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Engagement
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • Labor Relations
  • Workplace Health and Safety
Week 11-12: HR Service Delivery These weeks will cover topics related to HR service delivery. You will learn about HR service delivery, HR technology, and metrics and analytics. You will also cover HR operations and HR administration.
  • HR Service Delivery
  • HR Technology
  • Metrics and Analytics
  • HR Operations
  • HR Administration
Throughout the 12 weeks, you should use practice exams and review materials to reinforce your learning. You can use resources such as the HRCI’s official study materials, practice exams, and online resources such as blogs, podcasts, and videos to supplement your learning.
Remember to use a variety of study materials, such as textbooks, online courses, practice exams, and study groups. Joining a study group or attending a test preparation course can provide additional support and guidance. Practice exams are especially important to assess your knowledge and identify areas where you need more practice. Adjust your study plan as needed based on your progress and schedule. With dedication and preparation, you can pass the SPHR certification exam and advance your career in human resources.
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