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5. Integrating human resources with business planning

Human resources planning is an essential element of an organization's overall planning. Decisions about people have to be combined with decisions about the results an organization is trying to obtain. Other elements of an integrated plan include finance, information management and technology, procurement, accommodations and communications.

Integration of human resources and business planning is achieved when:

Two tools are widely recognized within the Public Service as keys to successful integration: the planning cycle and the five-step process.

These tools reflect national and international research into the practices of leading public and private sector employers. They have been validated in the Public Service through extensive consultation with stakeholders.

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