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What is human resource planning (HRP)? How can various human resource functions best use HRP to support their activities? Consider employment, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), training, compensation, and so on. In what ways has the increased use of computers in HRP changed the ways in which managers use forecasting?

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What is human resource planning (HRP)?
Human Resource planning can be defined as a process by which an organization ensures that it has the right number and kinds of people, at the right place, at the right time, capable of effectively and efficiently completing those tasks that will help the organization achieve its overall objectives or in other words HRP can be defined as planning for the future personnel needs of an organization, taking into account both internal activities and factors in the external environment.

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Human Resource Planning is the ongoing process of systematic planning to achieve optimum use of an organization's most valuable asset - its human resources. The objective of human resource (HR) planning is to ensure the best fit between employees and jobs, while avoiding manpower shortages or surpluses. The three key elements of the HR planning process are forecasting labor demand, analyzing present labor supply, and balancing projected labor demand and supply.


How can various human resource functions best use HRP to support their activities? Consider employment, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), training, compensation, and so on.


Incorporating HRP in the staffing creates efficiency and savings. Both the job description and the job specification are useful tools for the staffing process, the first of the seven HR functions to be discussed. Someone (e.g., a department manager) or some event (e.g., an employee's leaving) within the organization usually determines a need to hire a new employee. In large organizations, an employee requisition must be submitted to the HR department that specifies the job title, ...

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