HR Administration

What’s in a Name? If You’re a Magazine, Plenty

as Personnel Journal approached its 75th anniversary in 1997, the answer seemed less obvious. Would a magazine by any name be read as well?

As part of our 90th-anniversary coverage, we asked our former publisher and editor-in-chief, Allan Halcrow, to give us the scoop on what went on behind the curtains when Personnel Journal decided to change its name to Workforce. (The name was later changed, again, to the current Workforce Management.) Here are Halcrow’s recollections on the name change that was unveiled with our 75th-anniversary issue, which was published in January 1997.

Meet the 2011 Game Changers

The winners are all rising stars, 40 years old and younger, who are making their mark in human resources and other areas of workplace management.

Workplace challenges have never been greater than in this era of globalization, economic uncertainty and accelerated technological change. At the same time, nimble workforce management is ever more critical to an organization’s success. The 15 winners of Workforce Management’s first Game Changers award competition have demonstrated the kinds of skills and achievements that are so necessary in the competitive 21st…

Dear Workforce How Should We Conduct Performance-Appraisal ‘Calibration’ Meetings With Managers?

Our managers are hesitant to conduct performance appraisals. What should I do? -- Managing to Succeed

I’m interested in how we could conduct productive performance appraisal “calibration” meetings with our managers. These are the people upon whom we rely to be our talent evaluators. We are starting to hold these meetings and would value any tips, caveats, tools or processes on what works and what doesn’t work.

SHRM Takes a Day to Help Rebuild New Orleans

Voluntourism was put on by the Beacon of Hope Resource Center, and SHRM is just one of dozens of organizations that participate in such an event during their New Orleans visits.

As the noontime temperatures in New Orleans soared into the low 90s, the 75 or so SHRM members participating in Saturday’s ‘Voluntourism’ event didn’t wilt. SHRM volunteers laid sod and planted dozens of oleanders and trees.

The Five Sweetest Jobs in HR and Talent Management

Over the past 30 years, there’s been a progressive movement to redefine the value proposition of HR through titles and classification.

Kris Dunn says his list of the best HR jobs includes roles in talent management. If you’re a performer in HR, you’ll increasingly find strategic opportunities for growth in roles with talent management in the title.

Economic Downturn Doesn’t Slow SHRM Conference

One vendor concurred that the crowd was not stingy, despite the tight economic times.

Attendance doesn’t hit a record level, but SHRM officials and vendors are happy with the turnout of more than 13,000. During the show, SHRM also did not name a successor to its outgoing president. The effect of soaring gas prices on work was the show’s hottest topic.