Human Resource Planning

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 4, December

Career Management Using Job Trees: Charting a Path through the Changing Organization
The obvious hierarchal career paths for many jobs have been eliminated through changes in the job market, organizational restructuring, and the 'downsizing' of middle management in many organizations. This article describes a technique to help human...
Employees and Managers as Shareholders
Introduction The purpose of this paper is to give corporate and labor decision-makers a birds' eye view of the state of employee and management ownership, the reasons for its development, the impact of employee ownership on union and nonunion employees,...
ESOP's Fables: The Influence of Employee Stock Ownership Plans on Corporate Stock Prices and Subsequent Operating Performance
Previously confined to smaller companies (Gupta, 1991) and to famous buyouts such as Avis and Weirton Steel (Schroeder & Hoerr, 1989), Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) have also begun to proliferate at blue-chip giants such as General Mills,...
Redesigning Work: Motivations, Challenges and Practices in 181 Companies
"It's like the pilot of a B-17 flying though heavy flak over Germany in World War II yelling 'Bombs away' over and over into the microphone and nothing happening. Meanwhile, further back in the plane the entire midsection had been shot away, only the...
The Impact of the Economic System upon Human Resource Management Practices in China
Introduction Presently, China's market reform is setting the stage for significant changes in management practices. The responsibility for labor allocation is being shifted from a centralized planning authority to forecasting and planning departments...