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PHR/SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification All-in-One Exam Guide by William H. Truesdell, Dory Willer

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CHAPTER4

Risk Management

Risk management covers many functional areas in the employment world. Some of them are: compliance with federal employment laws, identification of workplace hazards and developing safety plans to protect employees and the public, and preparation of job descriptions to be used both as a communication tool and also as a means to address physical and mental requirements of each job. Risk management explores how technology can help manage the liability that comes with operating an employment organization. And, finally, risk management addresses the rapidly evolving field of social media, Internet, technology, and e-mail use. Eight percent of the PHR exam and 7 percent of the SPHR exam will focus on this area of knowledge. ...

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