Time lapse between current and previous publications: 3 years (2012 vs 2009).
The first edition of PHR / SPHR was written by Anne M. Bogardus and William Kelly and printed in 2004.
The new Fourth Edition of Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) exams from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) reflect the evolving industry standards for determining competence in the field of HR.
The Fourth Edition includes several new topics:
Corporate Responsibility in the Chapter 3
Records Management in the Chapter 4
Leadership Development in the Chapter 5
Former Chapter 6 "Total Rewards" has been relabeled to "Compensation and Benefits".
4th Edition of
PHR / SPHR: Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide
eBook, 648 pages
eBook ISBN: 9781118335017 Published by: Sybex, April 18, 2012
Paperback, 648 pages
ISBN-10: 111828917X ISBN-13: 9781118289174 Published by: Sybex, May 08, 2012
3rd Edition of
PHR / SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide
Paperback, 672 pages
ISBN-10: 0470430966 ISBN-13: 9780470430965 Published by: Sybex, March 03, 2009
2nd Edition of
PHR/SPHR: Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide
Paperback, 576 pages
ISBN-10: 0470050683 ISBN-13: 9780470050682 Published by: Sybex, January 30, 2007