How Do I Create a Human Resource Management Plan?

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  • Written By: Kristie Lorette
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  • Last Modified Date: 14 October 2018
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A human resource management plan should be created when establishing a business and should include a plan that details positions in the company, their job descriptions and how they will be filled. Consider the type of people you need to fill these career positions. After you have an idea of the positions you need to fill, then you can get into the details with job descriptions, interviews and hiring.

A human resource plan should be separated into stages. You should plan for the next year, three years, five years and 10 years. This allows you to create a human resource management plan for short-term and long-term needs. In order to determine your human resource needs, you’ll need to align your hiring plan with your business plan.

For example, if you have one office now, but it’s in your plan to have five offices by the end of the year, then you need to create a hiring plan to fill each of these five offices with employees. Once you have an outline of the number of employees you need and types of roles that you need them to fill, the next step is to write out job descriptions that are detailed and thoroughly explain the ideal candidate to fit the role.


After you have the job descriptions together, you need to plan out the hiring process. This includes where you should go to find these employees, such as hiring a recruiting firm, placing ads in the local newspaper or placing ads in a trade journal or publication that caters to your industry. Part of the plan should also include the interview and hiring process.

If you are the sole owner of the business then you will be the one going through the candidates job applications, conducting the interviews and making the hiring decisions. If you are not the only one in the process, then the human resource management plan should also include each of the employees that will be involved in the process and a description of exactly which role they will play.

The human resource management plan should also include a description of the interview process and which employees will conduct interviews and at which stage of the interview process. The human resource management plan should also include a description on how the final decision will be made to choose a candidate and who in the business has the final hiring decision.



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