Key Concepts in Human Resources Management is an essential guide to the theories and issues that define the field - from the critical debates to the more practical considerations that every student should be aware of.52 short entries will serve to orientate the student round the need-to-know essentials. Entries will include Employment Tribunals, Benefits, Corporate Social Responsibility, Discipline and Grievance, Control, Employee relations, Incentive schemes, Motivation, Organizational culture, Strategic HRM, Victimisation.A range of relevant HR applications will be given for each term.A selection of recommended readings are suggested for each entry.

Human Resource Planning

Human resource planning

HR planning represents the process of analysing and identifying the need for, and availability of, human resources so that an organisation can meet its objectives. HR planning is about making sure that that organisation has available the appropriate number of people with the appropriate skills in the appropriate places at the appropriate time, ensuring that this is done in a way that encourages the organisation to regard people as a source of competitive advantage.

The basic set of HR planning questions for any organisation are:

  • How many people do we require?
  • When do we need them?
  • What range of competencies do we require now and in the future?
  • How do we keep the people that we need?
  • What do we do when we have more ...
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