Human Resource Planning

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

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, June

Change at an Oil Refinery: Toward the Creation of a Learning Organization
Business unit managers face one of their most complex challenges when they know their organization must change and they must determine how. The complexity becomes exponential when the change must go beyond business processes, driving instead to the...
Creating Value and Enhancing Retention through Employee Development: The Sun Microsystems Experience
"Why should I stay with your organization?" We hear this challenge frequently as human resource professionals. This question cuts to the heart of the connection between employees and organizations. It is a strategic issue for the organization as well...
Hiring to Build Change Capacity: The Human Resource Role
Change is so rampant these days that in trying to anticipate it, accommodate it, stay ahead of it or just keep up with it, many organizations are being dangerously drained. The pressure is almost overwhelming. Dysfunctional behavior within the workplace...
Is HR Ready for the 21st Century?
A new model for the human resource function has evolved in concept and practice over the past several years. Many companies have reduced costs and improved the quality of operational services by contracting with vendors for services (outsourcing) or...
Strategic Fit between Skills Training and Levels of Quality Management: An Empirical Study of American Manufacturing Plants
American manufacturing firms are increasingly setting quality management as an organizational priority to improve their competitiveness in the global arena. This article describes an empirical test of the idea that a strategic fit exists between skills...
Understanding Executive Diversity: More Than Meets the Eye
Executive group diversity has become a popular topic in management for a number of sound reasons. However, we are only starting to understand how diversity functions and how it can best be managed. Current research suggests two key points: First, the...