Human Resource Planning

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

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 4, December

Articles
This edition of the journal combines two articles with great insight into how HR can make a deeper contribution to business outcomes through more well-aligned HR strategies, then closes with one article that strikes a chord in our everyday lives multitaskine...
Current Approaches to HR Strategies: Inside-Out versus Outside-In
In an effort to determine the best practices with regard to HR strategies, we conducted interviews with HR executives from 20 companies who are knowledgeable about their HR strategies, and gathered archival materials such as the HR strategy documents...
Emotional Competence: Preliminary Results of a Coaching Program Commissioned by Rohm and Haas Company
Business historians are likely to describe the last 25 years as a time when leaders' behavior--how they lead--assumed particular prominence in the mix of key factors for leadership success. Publications by Goleman (1998, 2000, 2002), Cherniss (2001),...
HR Metrics and Analytics: Use and Impact
HR functions often collect data on their efficiency, but not on the business impact of their programs and practices. This is a crucial point because HR organizations that collect effectiveness data are more likely to be strategic partners. If HR wants...
Learning Agility as a Prime Indicator of Potential
In The War for Talent studies (Michaels, et al., 2001), only seven percent of respondents agreed their companies had enough talented managers, and only three percent agreed with the statement: "We develop people effectively." Other studies show first-time...
Multitasking during Virtual Meetings
Increasing numbers of organizations are turning to virtual teams to accomplish vital work in a challenging economy, with a workforce that is globally dispersed. These virtual groups are experimenting with ways to hold effective meetings across geographic...
Patterns of Rater Accuracy in 360-Degree Feedback
For over a decade, we have collected 360 data on men, women, individual contributors, managers, and executives. We have looked at age, how long the rater has known the learner, how often the rater has worked with the learner, confidentiality, the various...
Talent Wars: Out of Mind, out of Practice
When it comes to talent, complacency is rampant in too many companies. Gone are the scenes from the late 1990s, when the economy was booming, stocks were soaring, and companies were pulling out all the stops just to get warm bodies in the door. Instead...
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act: A Closer Look
This year, 2004, marks the 15th year of the enactment of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. This federal law (100-379, S 2527) was passed by the U.S. Congress on August 4, 1988, and took effect on February 4, 1989. Its purpose...
What's a Strategic HR Leader to Do? Three Books Worth Reading
"What should I do differently to be a more effective strategic HR leader?" Many HR leaders are not sure what "strategic HR work" should be, or how to go about doing it. Fortunately, we now know what the doctors order. Drs. Bob Eichinger, Mike Lombardo,...