Human Resource Planning

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 3, September

HRPS News
I just returned from a recent board meeting in San Diego, site of our 1999 Annual Conference. Now I'm sure that many of you who have attended one board meeting or another might be a little skeptical if words such as energizing, inspirational, or satisfying...
Strategic Skills Analysis for Selection and Development
This paper presents a model and an illustration of strategic skills analysis (SSA) for selection and training programs. The data are accessible from a human resources database system, which highlights knowledge, skill, and ability (KSA) possession by...
Team-Based Work Systems: Lessons from the Industrial Relations Literature
Firms in both the union and nonunion sectors in the U.S. have encountered competitive challenges arising from the globalization of markets, deregulation of industries, changes in consumer preferences and expectations, and technological transformation....
Using Outdoor Training to Develop and Accomplish Organizational Vision
This article presents a detailed case study relating training and organizational strategy. It provides an example of how the human resources process of training and development can add value when it is tied explicitly to the future direction of the organization....
Who'll Go? A Review of Factors Associated with Employee Willingness to Work Overseas
U.S. firms competing in international markets generally employ individuals working as expatriates, i.e., employees who relocate overseas to work for their organization for a specified time period. However, expatriate programs are frequently unsuccessful,...