Human Resource Planning

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

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 4, December

Articles
The slow-growth economy brings with some predictable implications for the work environment. The basic "stuff" that keeps talent connected to your organization is quite different in times of low or no growth. The articles in this edition of the journal...
Budgets Are Getting Squeezed-Time to Invest in Learning?
If you believe a tough economy can spur creativity, this is the best time in the past 10 years to rethink, refresh, and revitalize your learning strategy. Place your company on a faster track toward the future while dealing with financial constraint....
Knowledge Summary Series: 360-Degree Assessment
The common thread of the three short pieces that make up this article is assessment. We assess ourselves. We ask others to give us their assessments. And we welcome (or at least tolerate) boss assessments. All for the purpose of performance improvement,...
Questions and Answers about Fun at Work
Recently, much has been said about "fun at work" environments and their importance for employee morale and productivity. Yet, there is no serious empirical or theoretical work on the nature or consequences of having fun in organizations. In this article...
The Power of a Development Plan
A good development plan is not a simple document. To be powerful, it has to be built around a development model grounded in real-world experience. It has to be carefully crafted to fit the needs of the person being developed. It has to include job...