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What is Human Resource planning?

Human resource planning is the forecasting and planning of what human resources will be needed to carry out vital operations within an organization. Organizations need to ensure they have the right amount of employees in place to address future business objectives. This involves a great deal of planning. 

Human resource planning is key because it offers a strategic, long-lens approach to ensuring future personnel and operations are planned and accounted for. This is an important process because businesses do not just consider their personnel needs of today. They must look ahead to see what human resources will be needed for the future.