Importance of Human Resources Planning

Lewis Albright gives the following importance:-

1. It improves the utilisation of human resources by helping the management forecast the recruitment needs in terms of both numbers as well as the types of skills required and develop ways to avoid or correct problems before they become serious and disrupt operations.

2. It helps focus the recruitment efforts on the most likely sources of supply. This will cut down total costs or hiring and training personnel and reduce costs associated with hiring mistakes


3. It makes provisions for replacement or backup staff from either inside or outside the organisation wherever the need arises either on a temporary or permanent basis. These available sources of supply are important to identify, specify in the case of any emergencies that might occur.

4. It helps achieve an integration of personnel plans with other operating as well’ as strategic plans by making available the personnel management information base to other organisational activities.