Steps in the Human Resource Planning Process

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Steps in the Human Resource Planning Process

Designing the Management System

• A crosscutting issue in human resource planning is to ensure that a proper system is in place to handle the process. The overall aim of this system is to manage human resources in line with organizational goals. The system is in charge of human resource plans, policies, procedures and best practices. For example, the system should track emerging human resource management trends, such as outsourcing certain non-core functions, adopting flexible work practices and the increased use of information technology, and, if appropriate, implement them.

Environmental Analysis

• The first step in the human resource planning process is to understand the context
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However, the meaning is still the same. It involves, employing, developing, utilizing, managing and understanding the staff in an organization.

Importance of Human Resource Management
Since the industrial revolution, the world has progressed tremendously. Be it the steel industry, IT, fashion houses or housing sectors, development in all of these is evident. However, over the ages man has indiscriminately used and abused the natural resources available to him. It has resulted in a global energy crises and depletion of resources in general.

In this backdrop, what remains is an abundance of human resource, or let's say human capital. To achieve any more goals, tapping the right kind of human resource is the key. You may have a business house worth millions of dollars. But what if there isn't the manpower that suits the nature of the business? Hence, developing the manpower is of utmost importance.

The Process of Human Resource Management Planning
The human resource planning process, demands the HR manager to first understand the business requirement. Only if he comprehends the nature and scope of the business, will he be able to employ those who will deliver the required performance. When it comes to engaging the manpower, the manager should have a keen eye for spotting the talent. It ensures that the workforce is competent enough the meet the targets.

Additionally, the existing 'talent pool' in the workplace should be taken into consideration, so that people
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