Workforce Management, the leading business publication for workforce management and human resources professionals, announced it has hired Ron Alsop as editor.
A longtime editor and columnist at The Wall Street Journal, Alsop is the author of eight books, including his latest, The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennial Generation Is Shaking Up the Workplace. He also serves as a public speaker and consultant on the Millennial Generation, corporate recruiting, career development, corporate reputation and business education trends.
“We are delighted to welcome Ron Alsop to Workforce Management,” said Publisher and Vice President Todd Johnson. “As a broad-based, seasoned editor, Ron has the experience to sustain our position as the leading source of news and information for human resource leaders, while his significant work covering workforce management trends and issues further strengthens our expertise in the field.”
“I am very excited to be joining Workforce Management at such a dynamic time for workplace managers,” Alsop said. “From generational and diversity issues to new technology and unprecedented global competition, corporate executives and HR leaders face significant challenges in recruiting and managing talent. I believe they will continue to benefit enormously from Workforce Management's cutting-edge insights about workplace issues, trends and best practices.”
In addition to naming Alsop to Workforce Management's top editor position, the publication has also promoted Rick Bell to managing editor and Ed Frauenheim to senior editor.
Alsop is a veteran journalist with broad and deep experience in business journalism, daily news operations, special projects and specialty book publishing. While at The Wall Street Journal, he served as the marketing columnist and business-education columnist. He was also editor of the Journal's Marketplace page and its annual rankings of MBA programs and corporate reputation. He is interviewed frequently about the Millennial Generation by such media outlets as The New York Times, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, CBS Evening News and The Huffington Post.
Alsop's other books include The 18 Immutable Laws of Corporate Reputation: Creating, Protecting, and Repairing Your Most Valuable Asset and The Wall Street Journal Guide to the Top Business Schools.
Published by Crain Communications Inc., Workforce Management is one of the oldest and largest continuously published trade publications in the U.S. and is the leading source of news and information to more than 52,000 print and 400,000 registered online subscribers. In addition to the award-winning magazine and website, Workforce Management also produces several e-mail newsletters, including Workforce Week, the twice-monthly Dear Workforce (a forum for HR-expert Q&A), Workforce Benefits, Workforce Recruiting and Workforce Training.
The publication also produces the industry-respected Optimas Awards, now in their 20th year.