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MHR 523 Study Guide - Air Canada Rouge, Sears Canada, Delphi Method


Department
Human Resources
Course Code
MHR 523
Professor
Margaret Yap

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LECTURE 3 MHR 523
HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING
In the news…
BlackBerry job cuts begin with 300 layoffs [Oct. 8, 2013]
Heinz job cuts to hit 740 Canadians [Nov.14, 2013]
Kellogg’s London plant to shut – 500 face layoffs
[Dec.10, 2013]
Sears Canada to lay off nearly 800 employees
[Nov.26, 2013]
Sears Canada to cut more than 1,600 jobs [Jan. 15, 2014]
Air Canada Rouge hiring hundreds of flight attendants as it adds western base [Jan. 14,
2014]
Bombardier to lay off 1,700 from aerospace division
[Jan. 21, 2014]
Human Resource Planning
Human Resource Planning systematically forecasts an organization’s future demand for
and supply of employees and matches supply with demand
Effective Human Resource Planning enables strategic success – proper staffing is
critical
Different organizational strategies require varying human resource plans
Facilitates proactive response to environmental and legal challenges
Needs to be matched to tactical plans
Levels of HR planning vary
Strategic HR Planning
Goal: Supply = Demand
Get the right number of people with the right KSAs in the right place at the right time to
meet organizational goals
Human Resource Planning Process
Step 1: Forecast Demand
Step 2: Assess Supply
Step 3: Develop HR Objectives
Step 4: Design & Implement HR Programs
Step 5: Establish Program Evaluation
Causes of Demand for Human Resources
External
Economic developments
Social-political-legal challenges
Technological changes
Competitors
Organizational
Strategic plan
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