Human Resource Planning

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 1, March

Assessing the Merit of Merit Pay: Employee Reactions to Performance-Based Pay
This paper describes employee reactions to the implementation of a performance-based pay plan. Out of 8,000 employees from seven operating companies covered by the plan, 4,788 responded to three open-ended questions. The questions allowed employees to...
Diagnosing Whether an Organization Is Truly Ready to Empower Work Teams: A Case Study
This case study examined employee perceptions regarding the level of organizational readiness to move toward team-based management. The sample consisted of 11 managers, 18 team leaders, and 123 team members in a multinational food manufacturing plant....
Information Technology and HR
Computer technology has progressed at an incredibly rapid pace since the widespread reliance on relatively large, slow, difficult-to-use mainframes of a mere 10 to 15 years ago. The current environment of client-server networks, LANs and WANs, and the...
Labour-Management Alliances: The Case of Alberta Power Limited
Many organizations are evaluating their current labour relations activities to create new arrangements that will help them remain competitive. Some approaches have emphasized cooperative labour-management relationships. We describe a mutual partnering...
Repositioning Human Resources: A Case Study
The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is facing the most significant change in its history. Some of the forces creating the urgency for this change include intense price competition and payment reform in healthcare, reduced state and federal...
Workforce Demand Forecasting Techniques
Effective workforce planning for specific enterprises involves determining which actions are needed to achieve business objectives, identifying the types and quantities of skills that are necessary to accomplish those actions, determining how those skills...