The use by organizations of human resource planning traditionally would ensure the right job incumbent to work the right job at of course the right time. In the past the focus of human resource planning dictated by management concerns would be on the short term. Changing the nature and need of human resources planning among the leading organizations is increasing heightened international competition, demographic shifts, environmental instability, and changes in technology.
The product of planning is increasingly the interaction among planners and line management. The realization is taking place among organizations to develop not just short-term solutions but long-term ones to adequately address the concerns of human resources. Human resource planners face increased and new challenges and responsibilities in influencing the direction of the business and serving the needs of the business.