human resource planning

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A process of linking a firm's human resource policies and systems with the firm's overall strategy. In addition to the classic human resources functions, human resource planning assesses the employees' skills, functions and location and whether they match with the corporate goals.

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  • You need to be good at human resource planning so that everyone in your office knows what is expected of them.

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  • Our human resource planning was going very well and we knew that things were going to be going well for us in the future.

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  • When the branch office in Houston was failing to meet sales quotas of computer software packages, the team from the home office in Dallas came in to observe the members of the failing team in a mission to further the human resource planning, which could include cutting unproductive members.

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