Strategic Human Resource Planning

[strəˈtiːdʒɪk ˈhjuːmən rɪˈzɔːs ˈplænɪŋ]

Strategic Human Resource planning is the development of short, medium and long-term goals for the organization in order to assign appropriate resources and ensure adequate staffing and leadership development.

This refers to a management activity which ensures that priorities are set and focus is maintained within the organization; it also ensures that both employees and stakeholders are working towards the organization’s goals.

What are the steps to strategic planning

Strategic Human Resource planning has various steps involved. Below are some of the steps to strategic planning: 

1. Assessment or analysis 

At this stage, it is important that you measure your human resources needs. Measuring the needs, is specifically important as, in an instance where there is a need to hire new project managers for any upcoming projects, the Human Resources manager, will need to have a clear idea of whether it will be necessary to hire new talent or develop your current employees instead of spending time and money to hire from outside. 

 It is important that the human resources manager is aware of the potentials that each employee within the organization possesses; this is due to the fact that  strategic human resource planning begins to work from a basic level. It helps the Human Resources Manager to learn and gain more understanding about the different teams.

After assessing the present capacity of your current employees, it will be easier to hire the right set of talent, according to the right demand. 

2Setting the goals of the Human Resources Department 

This step involves a forecast of the future Human Resources needs; after which the human resources manager will then set the goals of the HR department. Hence, it is crucial to set a layout that lets you know which accomplishment you want to achieve from the overall human resource activities. 

Strategic planning will help in planning the future HR needs which include: supply capabilities, demands and supplies and learning demands.

3. Guidelines to Employe Recruitment and Evaluation Process

 This is the step in which a HR guideline is established, which includes a set of rules and regulations that will maintain employee evaluation and overall employee’s experience with the organization. 

This particular step accomplishes the following:

  • The building of relationships and trust.
  • Promotion of right people and evaluation of performances.
  • Management of employee performance


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As an organization, we must use strategic human resource planning.
Strategic Planning