The same applies to human resource planning. Human resource planning is an important aspect of any task in an organization including recruitment. Human resource planning is the act of considering all the aspect of the job in advance before starting the process of hiring. Human resource planning involves detailed analysis of the job. This will be in terms of the skills that will be required for the job, the experience that will be required, gender issue as far as the job is concerned and the age bracket. In light of the organization, human resource planning will looks into the objectives of the company in order to know the position of the company in regard to the job. (Iacovou, 2002)
In planning, human resource management will look into the working structure of the company in order to know where the deficiency is. This is important as it avoids duplication of duties in the work. This means that the human resource management must know areas which require new employees. Other wise management cannot create a vacancy where there is no work to be done. A detailed analysis of the function to be perfume by the new employees is important since it makes work description easier for the management.
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This also helps potential applicants to prepare themselves for interview on the job. Other information that the planning process must look into is the commencement of the job and the availability of the individual. It must also look into the financial position of the organization in light of the vacancy at hand and come up with a package for the job. However this is not a must and some companies will not indicate how much they are offering for the job. But the human resource management usually has a clear cut limit on the amount of salary that the company can offer for the job which sometimes is a subject of testing individuals in the interview.
Hence human resource planning is essential in ensuring that the process of recruitment is smooth as it is guided by the plan. The plan must outline the first to the last step in the process. it ensures that this process can be taken over by any other person since it is already outlines.
Human resource planning involves various stages. As has been mentioned the first stage in the recruitment process will be detailed analysis of the job in terms of the requirements of the job and any other aspect of the job. This analysis will then act as the guideline fro the process. After the initial planning, the subsequent stages will definitely under the plan and those who have been given the mandate to oversee its implementation.
The planning process will also help the human resource department to decide whether it will take the recruitment process or if it will seek the services of a recruitment agency. It is also in this stage of planning where the management will decide whether it will recruit