human resources planning

Definition

The process that links the human resource needs of an organization to its strategic plan to ensure that staffing is sufficient, qualified, and competent enough to achieve the organization's objectives. HR planning is becoming a vital organizational element for maintaining a competitive advantage and reducing employee turnover.

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  • We needed to undergo some human resources planning in order to make sure that our staff was really good and ready to go.

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  • The company is able to pride itself in the fact that their employees enjoy their jobs and are content to remain at the same job for years, which is a testament to the company's good human resources planning.

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  • The CEO wanted to ensure that he had a bench of top performers working at his company that could fill vital roles if someone left suddenly. Human resources planning was launched to identify and track high performers.

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