Human Resource Planning and Competitive Advantage: Investigating the Relationship


  • A.K.M. Mominul Haque Talukder
  • Md. Irfanuzzaman Khan


Competitive advantage, HR planning, future orientation, strategic staffing


The research examines various determinants of human resource (HR) planning affecting
competitive advantage in a manufacturing firm. Some of such considerations are future
orientation, goal orientation, strategic staffing, training, compensation, labor market condition
and performance management. Data were collected from 100 employees based on a structured
questionnaire. The study harnessed reliability test, regression analyses and Pearson’s
correlations for data analysis. Results showed that goal orientation, labor market condition,
performance management and training were significantly related to competitive advantage. In
contrast, future orientation, strategic staffing and compensation were unrelated to the firms’
competitive advantage. Findings suggest that considering on these determinants prior to human
resource planning might contribute manufacturing firm to attain competitive advantage.