This autumn, 'Deloitte' and 'Nowoczesna Firma' co-authored a second edition of the 'HR Trends in Poland' report. It presents the key initiatives and strategic directions of the HR function in Polish enterprises and institutions in 2007. The report was prepared on the basis of research conducted among more than one hundred HR directors in Polish organizations. The dramatic change of the job market conditions that took place in 2006 verified the aspirations and plans of HR departments, which they shared in 2005. Faced with a time of crisis, high employee turnover, pressure on salary growth, and a dearth of candidates to fill vacancies, it turned out that HR departments were unarmed and taken completely aback. At this point, it became clear that lack of HR strategic planning and insufficient insight into the job market left most of the organizations incapable of achieving their ambitious, well thought-out business strategies.