Swiercz, Paul M., Human Resource Planning
In this third issue of the millennial year, it is my pleasure to bring you three varied but equally outstanding articles. Before introducing the articles, however, I would like to take a moment to bring you up to date on some important Human Resource Planning Society business. At a recent meeting of the HRPS board and committee chairs, we reviewed the results of a detailed membership survey. I am very pleased to report that HRPS members uniformly consider Human Resource Planning to be both a highly valued membership benefit and first-rate professional development tool. Congratulations to everyone involved in the complex process of preparing the Journal--the authors, reviewers, editors, staff, and production professionals!
Be advised, however, that this positive feedback has only served to re-charge our efforts to provide you with the latest and best knowledge. At the recent meeting a special committee was appointed with responsibility for taking a critical look at how we might better integrate our three knowledge distribution channels--presentations, print media and the web. In future issues, Walter Cleaver of HRPS will be sharing with you some of the results of those efforts.
Now a few words about the articles in this issue. The first article, by the team of Jim Intagliata, Dave Ulrich, and Norm Smallwood--Leveraging Leadership Competencies to Produce Leadership Brand: Creating Distinctiveness by Focusing on Strategy and Results--challenges readers to take a critical look at their leadership development investments. …