Human Resource Planning

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 2, June

Activity-Based Costing Implementation and Adaptation
Introduction Over the course of the last decade, a management tool called "activity-based costing" (ABC) has become one of the more widely embraced of new management methods. While its core lies in cost accounting, it has attracted the attention of...
A Market-Focused and Customer-Driven Approach to Growth
Monsanto, as well as other companies, is learning that new capacities are required to enter new markets and to fully exploit growth opportunities. In short, an implementation gap exists between today's demand for delivering on an ever-lower cost structure...
An Analysis of Managerial Motivations Behind Outsourcing Practices in Human Resources
This paper begins by defining outsourcing and characterizing the outsourcing process. A deceptively simple research question is presented: Why do organizations outsource? Three hypotheses are tested in each of five HR activities. The hypotheses are derived...
Executive Professionalization and Executive Selection
Executive management as a distinct occupational category from general management seems to be becoming increasingly professionalized. From a power perspective, CEOs dominate the decision-making apparatus of our major business enterprises. From an attribute...
Toward an Integration of Alternative Work
Toward an Integration of Alternative Work Schedules and Human Resource Systems Since the late 1970s, there has been a growing trend in the number of alternative work schedules being implemented in U.S. organizations (Olmsted & Smith, 1989). Alternative...