Human Resource Planning

A monthly magazine provides news, issues, profiles, and trend analysis affecting the human resources profession.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 1, March

Advising and Consulting to CEOs and Boards. (Current Practices)
Presenter: David Nadler, Chairman and CEO, Mercer Delta Consulting, LLC The interest of the Forum participants in Dr. Nadler's presentation was palpable. The events of 2002 have given HR an unprecedented opportunity to work with CEOs and Boards...
A Page-Turner Year: Implications of Workforce Attitudes in the Face of Crises. (Current Practices)
Presenter: Jack W Wiley, Ph.D., President & CEO, Gantz Wiley Research Dr. Wiley reviewed three topics investigated by Gantz Wiley Research, a firm that provides strategic employee and customer metrics and the guidance to transform that knowledge...
Articles
One of the interesting things about the first article in this issue is its title, "Nonstandard Employment Arrangements." By implication, there is a standard employment arrangement, but many of us might wonder out loud what that standard is today, with...
Best Practice Roundup: Corporate Sponsor Forum Participants. (Current Practices)
During the Forum, participants were asked to describe a best practice in their company that helped empower the HR function or influence others in the organization. Twenty-one ideas were written up and shared with the group. They included such topics...
Measuring Human Resource Management's Effectiveness in Improving Performance
This article examines the strategic role of HR and its main practices, describes the outcomes of respective categories of HR practices, explains the critical reasons for measuring HR's efforts, and proposes a framework for assessing HR. Ultimately,...
Message from the Executive Editor
HRPS recently asked Richard Vosburgh of Hewlett Packard to co-chair the Publications Committee (along with Bill Stopper), and to become the executive editor for our quarterly publication, Human Resource Planning. Following are some introductory remarks...
Nonstandard Employment Arrangements: A Proposed Typology and Policy Planning Framework
There is widespread concern that laws and policies designed for the standard (e.g., full-time) employment model are inadequate in the face of nonstandard employment. Nonstandard employment includes "contingent employment," employment not anticipated...
Point-Counterpoint: How Does HR Outsourcing Impact the Power and Influence of the Function? (Current Practices)
Moderator: Mark B. Hodges, Managing Partner, Business Process Outsourcing Process, TPI, Inc. Panel Members: Wayne Malik, Vice President, Global Human Resource Services, BP plc; Hugh MacDonald, Vice President, Strategic Alliance Management, Canadian...
Strategic Human Resource Evaluation
Every day more organizations recognize that their people are a source of competitive advantage. As a result, HR departments are evolving from playing a merely administrative role to becoming "strategic partners" responsible for contributing to the...
The State of the Human Resources Profession in 2003: An Interview with Dave Ulrich
Rich Vosburgh (RV): Dave, you have been such a terrific friend of The Human Resource Planning Society that we appreciate your taking the time to do this interview before taking your three-year sabbatical from the University of Michigan. I also understand...
Where Are We Going?. (Perspectives)
Wow! Twenty-five years! HRPS has published 100 issues of Human Resource Planning, reporting research, organizational practices and experiences, and points of view contributed by myriad authors and HRPS speakers. What topics did the journal address...