workforce planning The essay is required to contain definitions ofterms used, examination ofthe positive and negative aspects of workforce planning and discussion and evaluation ofthe environmental factors that influence the planning process. achievement of Olympic gold (e.g. management of athletes; research and development employees; or coaching staff etc). However, this must be undertaken through a workforce planning and people management lens. In this essay, it is expected that you will referto recent literature on strategic HR, including workforce planning, research. It is expected that you will read and referto at least six peer reviewed scholarly journal articles to achieve the basic requirements. This is in addition to reference to books, government publications, academic internet sites etc. Please discuss with your conveners if you are unsure ofwhat is required.