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Human Resources Planning Guide for Executives

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STEP 1 — Review your business goals

To assess whether there is sufficient capacity, including skills, competencies and human resources, to achieve your business objectives, you need to have a clear understanding of where the organization is headed.

In this step, you should:

  • Clearly articulate and communicate your organization's vision, mission and mandate, and its future direction
  • Consider issues likely to influence your organization's ability to achieve its business objectives
  • Build governance structures (e.g. senior interdisciplinary teams), systems and processes to support human resources and business planning
  • Review budget allocation and identify performance measurement indicators for your business objectives

Questions to consider

  • What are your key goals and deliverables for the next fiscal year?
  • Do you foresee any changes in direction that might have an impact on your business goals or human resources requirements?
  • Who are the strategic partners you need to work with to achieve your goals?

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