Human Resource Planning

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

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 1, March

Articles
In this edition and at our upcoming Annual Conference in Miami (April 17-20), HRPS continues its commitment to helping our more experienced, strategic HR readership deal with the real issues they confront every day. The topics covered in this issue...
Business Ethics and the HR Role: Past, Present, and Future
Inherent in the term "business ethics" is an unavoidable tension: Managers must continuously balance the needs of the organization and its stockholders with the needs of other stakeholders. Despite this tension between competing interests, today's...
Challenges and Strategies of Matrix Organizations: Top-Level and Mid-Level Managers' Perspectives
Using surveys, interviews, and workshops with 294 top-level and mid-level managers from seven major multinational corporations in six industries, we identified the top five contemporary challenges of the matrix organizational form: (1) misaligned goals,...
Driving Strategic Success through Human Capital Planning: How Corning Links Business and HR Strategy to Improve the Value and Impact of Its HR Function
The HR function at Corning, Incorporated, considers human capital planning (HCP) a critical business process because of its transformational impact on the value the function delivers to the business and the way it delivers that value. With HCP, HR...
Extending the Reach of Executive Coaching: The Internal Coach
Over the past 10 years, executive coaching has become a standard development offering in most large organizations. Surmounting its relative expense, paucity of outcome research, and historical "fix it" stigma, the coaching train has chugged along,...
How to Reduce the Cost of HR and Continue to Provide Value
In a recent survey by Hewitt Associates, (1) 75 percent of HR leaders said they were under pressure to reduce costs. The first step in managing HR costs is to establish a solid baseline; however, taking that first step can unearth unsettling news:...
HR Metrics That Count: Aligning Human Capital Management to Business Results
This research explores the current capability of HR to report on human capital metrics and the capability needed to report in the future. The study was conducted with 246 HR professionals and business leaders in the United Kingdom and Canada. Although...
The Career Development of African Americans in Training and Organizational Development
As population diversity increases rapidly in the 21st century, organizations everywhere are experiencing rapid transition. Academic, business, and popular literature are proliferated with statistics, forecast assumptions, predictive scenarios, and...
The HRPS Learning Agenda: A Thought Leader Retrospective
Last year at this time, Human Resource Planning published a special edition to introduce its readers to the HRPS Knowledge Areas. These five areas are strategically important to organizations and their leaders and have become the focus of the HRPS...
The Human Resource Development Matrix: A Strategic Ethical Approach to Determining Training Needs
Sophisticated organizations spend billions annually to train and develop their workforce; however, organizations often train more employees than necessary, or the training investment is "wasted" on the wrong employees. A practical, strategic approach...
The Pitch for a New Leadership Metaphor
We have all used metaphors to help explain things, including understanding the nature of change. For many of today's leaders, this includes the use of the sports metaphor. Football, for example, has been frequently used in sports metaphors to explain...