Human Resource Planning

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

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 3, September

Articles
We have all asked the question: "Why do organizations employing so many intelligent people continue with strategies that are obviously not working, fail to take actions that are clearly called for, or repeat their mistakes, over and over?" In other...
Current Practices
Mergers and Acquisitions: Fulfilling the Promise Reported by William G. Stopper Presentation by Ron Ashkenas, Managing Partner, Robert H. Schaffer & Associates, at the New York HR Planners. The increase in mergers and acquisitions that...
Leading from the Middle
Deepak (Dick) Sethi, Director, Executive and Leadership Development, The Thomson Corporation Middle managers can bridge the ideals of the top with the often chaotic reality of those on the front lines. As both a participant and an observer of individual...
Organizational Diplomacy: The Bridge for Managing Diversity
Diversity of thought in almost every field of endeavor insures the best possible outcomes (Penn & Kiesel, p. 399). Lately, changing demographics have become a politically correct topic of conversation, with phrases like diversity training, the...
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 Are You Up to Speed? Human resource...
Research Committee's Goal: To Become More Proactive, Value-Added in Its Role
Over the past year, the Research Committee has been repositioning itself strategically within The Human Resource Planning Society. This process entailed critically examining committee activities and processes with the goal of discarding outdated ones...
The Critical Role of Middle Management in Facilitating the Merger Integration Process
Connie Steensma, President, and Larry Gould, Senior Associate, The Accel Group, Inc. Introduction The current literature on mergers yields few mentions of the critical function of middle management in facilitating merger integration. Yet our...
The Design of the Action Project in Work-Based Learning
This paper attempts to remedy the inattention heretofore paid to the action project in the work-based learning literature. It begins with the assertion that there can be no substitute for real-time experience in human resource planning and development...
Understanding Reactions to International Mobility Policies and Practices
Organizations are increasingly investing in international mobility policies and practices, the relative effectiveness of 30 of which are reported here. This paper also investigates some possible correlates of importance ratings provided by 328 respondents...