Human Resource Planning

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

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 2, June

Articles
Consistent with our efforts to provide informative and value-adding knowledge to our readers, we have assembled three first-rate articles for your learning pleasure. The first article addresses a topic that has long been a top agenda item for HR leaders,...
Career Coaching: What HR Professionals and Managers Need to Know
While the use of career coaching has grown tremendously over the past several years, there has been little research on how career coaching should be implemented in organizational settings and only anecdotal evidence on its effectiveness. This article...
Current Practices
Going Around in Circles with "360" Tools: Have They Grown Too Popular for Their Own Good? My first experience with a "360-degree" feedback process occurred in 1983 as Manager of Management Development in the Pepsi-Cola Company. PepsiCo Corporate...
Letters to the Editor
Jim Walker points out that most companies are following the same basic strategy in an attempt to gain an edge. Yet these efforts have not reduced turnover rates dramatically. So, what is missing from today's employee retention strategies and what can...
Measuring the Performance Impact of Human Resource Initiatives
Managing strategic human resource practices and processes, superbly, is a means of gaining competitive advantage through one of a company's most significant assets: its people. The resource-based view of competitive advantage implies that resources...
Perspectives
This column addresses emerging trends and issues in the development and implementation of human resource strategies. Please respond with your views and experiences to bpinzon@hrps.org or walker@walkergroup.com. Human Capital: Beyond HR? Executives...
The New Deal at Work: Managing the Market-Driven Workforce
by Peter Cappelli Publisher: Harvard Business School Press 1999, ISBN 0875846688 Why are companies having such a tough time recruiting and retaining talent? It's the labor market, stupid! More than ever, employee attitudes, commitment, and retention...
Workforce Diversity Training: From Anti-Discrimination Compliance to Organizational Development
Our survey of training providers reveals that contemporary workplace training about employment discrimination and workforce diversity encompasses a variety of approaches. Many training programs focus on individual attitudes and appear to have only...