Human Resource Planning

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 2, June

Are We Using the Right Human Resource Measures?
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 jwalkerl@san.rr.com. It is joked that former New York Mayor Ed...
Courageous Conversation at Work
This is a review of a program held by the Human Resource Strategy Forum, HRPS's Southern California affiliate Some companies are starting to do business as if employees matter, asking only that employees show adaptability, innovation, and imagination...
Determining the Size of the Temporary Workforce - an Inventory Modeling Approach
The research areas of human resource planning and inventory theory have been developed independently. Whereas it may at first appear that these areas are unrelated, we show that there is a strong relationship. One major question that we have addressed...
Global Dual-Career Couple Mentoring: A Phase Model Approach
Expatriation is a common practice among U.S.-based multinational corporations (MNCs). However, a number of investigators have demonstrated that there is a high failure rate among expatriates because neither they nor their families are prepared to deal...
High Performance Work Systems: What We Know and What We Need to Know
High Performance Work System (HPWS) design has gained tremendous popularity in recent years. Highly turbulent and constantly changing environments have challenged organizations to respond with organization designs that enable sustained levels of high...
Leading Strategic Change: Tools and Technique Workshop (HRPS)
This is a review of an educational programming event held by The Human Resource Planning Society in Atlanta, GA. Most business organizations struggle with implementing organizational change at some point in their existence. However, despite the attention...
The Organization Health Report: An HR Metric to Mobilize Executives into Action
Often, executive management does not attend to HR issues until they reach a crisis level. This article describes a pilot effort to baseline and track "organizational health." The elements of this new HR metric are presented along with a process for using...