* Based on analysis of data from candidates who used BenchPrep in 2015 to prepare for the PHR Exam. Raw score improvement between pre- and post-assessment exams, normalized for difficulty, among students who took both only once.
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John Newton, SPHR, is a Human Resources and Learning & Development professional who has been teaching certification prep courses in person and online for over 10 years. He is also a Human Resources and Business Management Instructor at DePaul University and Northern Illinois University. John is a consultant with John Newton and Associates, working with industries such as Software, Financial Services, Transportation, Manufacturing, City Government, Advertising, Healthcare.
Barbara Mitchell, SPHR, is Managing Partner of The Mitchell Group, an HR consultancy. She has held senior HR leadership positions with Marriott International and Human Genome Sciences, and in 1998 co-founded The Millennium Group International LLC, an HR consultancy sold in 2008. She is a co-author of two books with Cornelia Gamlem, The Big Book of HR and The Essential Workplace Conflict Handbook, as well as the weekly blog Making People Matter. She is also a co-author of The Essential HR Handbook: A Quick and Handy Resource for Any Manager or HR Professional.
Cornelia Gamlem, SPHR, is Founder and President of the GEMS Group, Ltd., a management consulting practice. She is a co-author of two books with Barbara Mitchell, The Big Book of HR and the Essential Workplace Conflict Handbook, as well as the weekly blog Making People Matter. She is also a co-author of Roadmap to Success: 5 Steps to Putting Action into your Affirmative Action Program. Cornelia has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Boston Globe, and Fortune. She earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento and her Master's Degree in Human Resource Management from Marymount University.
Barbara Flynn, SPHR, MS, SHRM-SCP, is the President of People First, Inc., a payroll and HR company she founded in 2000. Barbara is also a University HR instructor with over ten years of experience teaching HR Certification courses and over five years teaching general HR courses. She is a past President of the Human Resource Association of Broward County. Barbara received her Bachelor’s Degree in Language & Linguistics from Florida Atlantic University and received her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Nova Southeastern University.
Larry A. Hobbs, M.B.A., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is a Human Resources Consultant and Trainer with Management Resolve. With over 30 years of HR experience, his extensive background includes positions as a Personnel Management Specialist with the federal government and a Human Resource Manager for the General Dynamics Corporation. Larry has been an Adjunct Instructor at the University level for 22 years, and is the author of over 50 published articles on HR topics. Larry has served on Board of Directors of the San Antonio Human Resource Management Association (SAHRMA). Larry has a B.S. from Abilene Christian University and an M.B.A. in Organizational Behavior & Management from the University of Alaska.