HR strategy: mixed news

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Good that Mercer reports senior HR folk are taking a strategic view of talent in planning for 2010 – focus on high-potential staff, critical skills, employee engagement etc. Pity, though, that ‘concern with workforce costs’ still comes out as the top priority – I wonder which will win when the FD starts shining bright lights in their eyes about budget time? Especially disappointing given that HR is often the least robust of the issues in company plans, in ...

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More items on strategy in the crisis

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Amongst the continuing stream of articles on this, some good ones [I’ve left out some bad or downright dangerous ones] include:

Seven Ways Forward from Booz & Co’s strategy+business on, with specifics for Manufacturing, Consumer Products, Aerospace and Defense, Telecom, Finance, and general guidance on rebuilding capabilities for long-term growth.

Surviving the Downturn: Lessons from Emerging Markets from Sloan Mgmt Review [title self-explanatory]

Three Opportunities to Seize in the Downturn a blog post from Harvard Business ...

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