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gracedaymon | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted September 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM via web

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How does the HR planning process facilitate the achievement of an organization's strategic objectives and how they enhance strategic planning?

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 1, 2013 at 6:34 PM (Answer #1)

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An organization’s strategic efforts can be enhanced by the human resources planning process because better employees are better for the company’s bottom line.

Research has shown that more satisfied employees are more productive (sage). Human Resource Management can be used to make sure the company has the best qualified employees, and those employees have what they need to do their jobs.

HRM is a tool used to try to make optimum use of human resources, to foster individual development, and to comply with government mandates. (enotes)

If you give workers an opportunity to improve and learn more skills while working, they will not only be happier but they will be more prepared, do a better job, and therefore be more productive for the company.  They will be happier because they are more marketable, both within the company and if they should choose to leave.  They will be more productive because they have more up-to-date knowledge.

To achieve equilibrium between employer and employee goals and needs, HRM departments focus on these three general functions or activities: planning, implementation, and evaluation. (enotes)

Therefore organizations should spend more time on human resources planning and management to ensure that the company’s most valuable resource—its people—is well-maintained and managed.  This will result in higher profitability for the company overall.

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