A Comparative study of Applying Strategic Human Resources Planning (SHRP) by Academic Leaders: Al-Hussein Bin Talal University and Jadara University.

Mohammad Abu Shreah, Mustafa Jwaifell, Habis Hatamleh


This study aimed at identifying the application degree of the strategic human resources planning (SHRP) by the academic leaders, and the obstacles they face, as well as the proposed solutions, as viewed by the academic leaders themselves, at both Al-Hussein Bin Talal University and Jadara University. The study population comprised (94) individuals, out of whom (74) were approached. The study results showed that the application degree of the strategic human resources planning in both universities was medium; and that the application degree between the two universities is highly different in Al-Hussein University from that of Jadara University. The results further showed that the obstacles that face applying the (SHRP) are: lack of the financial resources needed for the strategic human resources planning, absence of the incentive system, lack of an effective information system, and lack of accurate information and databases. The study included details of its results, and made several recommendations pertinent to the topic subject matter of the study. For instance, it recommended that all the workers in the human resources planning area should be subject to intensive courses, specialized in strategic planning field, and setting a vision of the human resources departments in both universities.

Keywords: Strategic planning, strategic management, human resources, obstacles.

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