It's important to be able to share the strategic goals of the Human Resources department. Otherwise, how will your fellow leaders understand what value the HR department adds? They're definitely asking and need to see the value that it brings to the total organization. Developing a Human Resources Strategic Plan, with input from your organization, allows you to understand and communicate the HR function's contributions. It allows leaders to shape the expectations that the organization holds for what HR will contribute and when. This transparency adds value to the goals and role of the HR department. Whether the HR function is a department of one or many, basic Human Resources strategic planning that includes internal organizational needs assessment and external benchmark comparisons is needed. This interactive session will show how to approach and accomplish fundamental Human Resources' strategic planning and will lay the groundwork for developing the HR business plan.