The relationship between hrp and strategic planning an hr plan must align with the overall goals of the organization as well as both the long term and short term strategic plans set by the organization. The importance of environmental scanning environment scanning: an assessment of external factors influencing the organizations ability to find and secure talent from the external labour market including economic, competitive, legislative, social, technological and demographic trends. Internal present employees who can be trained, transferred or promoted to meet anticipated needs. Forecasting the supply of internal candidates before estimating how many external candidates will need to be recruited and hired, management must determine how many candidates for projected openings will likely come from within the firm. Failure to do so can lead to present employees being overlooked for job openings. Replacement charts and replacement summaries replacement charts: visual representations of who will replace whom in the event of a job opening.