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Workforce Planning

Workforce planning is a term used to describe the planning process undertaken to ensure an organisation has the right people, with the right skills, at the right time. It is simply a methodical process that documents the directions in which a work area is heading and provides managers with a tool for making human resource decisions now and into the future. Planning human resource requirements is one of the biggest challenges for businesses and their leaders, and takes into account not only the human resource factors, but ties this in to overall strategic plans, financial and budget considerations, environmental issues and legislative requirements/regulations and governance.