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PHR Exam Prep: Professional in Human Resources, Third Edition by Cathy Winterfield

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Chapter 2. Workforce Planning and Employment

Workforce planning and employment (WPE) speaks to HR’s responsibility to ensure integrated, seamless, and effective recruitment, hiring, orientation, and exit processes that support the short-term, long-term, emerging, and strategic objectives of the organization.

An organization’s overall success will be determined to a significant degree by its ability to have the right people, with the right skills, in the right places, at the right times. Although this statement sounds somewhat straightforward, let’s take a closer look at what it actually means.

“To have” in this context can refer to hiring employees to work a traditional work arrangement, hiring employees to work some sort of nontraditional work ...

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