Human Resource Planning

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 3, September

Business Strategy Links with Staffing and Training Practices
Staffing and training functions lie at the heart of how businesses access and develop human resources required to maintain a sustainable competitive advantage over rivals (Aaker, 1989). By one estimate, American businesses spend billions of dollars annually...
Customer-Driven Human Resource Policies and Practices in the Japanese Service Sector
Introduction In the Japanese marketplace, it is safe to say that there are at least two major customer groups - commercial customers and individual consumers. Whether one is selling electronic sub-components, hotel rooms, ceremonial gifts, or office...
Developing an Expert System as Sexual Harassment Investigative Tool
Introduction As a complaint actionable under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, sexual harassment is a relatively recent phenomenon. It was not even recognized by federal courts as a form of sex discrimination prior to 1976 (Williams v. Saxbe,...
Developing Successful Expatriate Managers: A Framework for the Structural Design and Strategic Alignment of Cross-Cultural Training Programs
Recently, a Fortune 500 company in the food and apparel industry began expansion into the European market for the first time. In anticipation of relocating many of its American employees to the European site, it sought advice on possible cross-cultural...
Lower Cost, Higher Value: Human Resource Function in Transformation
The last few years have witnessed unprecedented changes in the human resource functions of American corporations. This radical transformation of HR functions has been instigated by a complex nexus of forces: pressures to reduce costs, higher expectations...