Human Resource Planning

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

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 4, December

Articles
One year ago (issue 28.4) we did a special journal on Expatriation, Repatriation, and Outsourcing. We missed one topic--Impatriation--so this issue presents a model and a case study from Saudi Arabia, where one-third of the population and two-thirds...
Disciplined Action Planning Drives Employee Engagement
Human Resource departments can maximize the value of an employee survey by designing survey instruments that align with business goals and paying careful attention to follow-up action plans. The experience of Arbitron, an international media and marketing...
Encouraging Retirees to Return to the Workforce
The aging of the workforce will present employers with many challenges, including how to meet their future labor needs. This study identifies the HR practices that are crucial in influencing retired persons' decision to return to the workforce. Respondents...
Leaders Developing Leaders
A severely depleted cadre of leadership talent lies at the very heart of today's corporate world. Even one who finds it difficult to agree with this statement cannot avoid accepting that the perception of leadership and leaders is significantly less...
Managing Impatriate Adjustment as a Core Human Resource Management Challenge
Although expatriation issues are at the core of international human resource management (HRM) practice and discourse, impatriation (hiring foreign nationals for fixed-term temporary employment) is as yet underresearched. This is true even though several...
Sustaining Success in Human Resources: Key Career Self-Management Strategies
This study examines how successful HR professionals address the key challenges they face in their daily work. Semistructured interviews Were conducted with 25 seasoned HR professionals to uncover the key challenges they have faced during their careers...
The Generation Gap: More Myth Than Reality
Policy makers and journalists in this country frequently comment that an aging society may bring with it a growing age polarization, as the young are asked to make sacrifices for a rapidly growing population of elderly citizens. The issue is often...