Human Resources Software (HRSoftware)

Human Resources Software (HRSoftware) is a tool for health planners and managers to improve planning and management of human resources (HR), both within the health system as a whole and within facilities. It aims to address some of the acute problems that arise as a result of the current shortage in skilled, motivated health workers.

HRSoftware consists of two modules, which can be used together or separately:

Module 1: Human Resources Planner (HRPlanner)


HRPlanner is adapted to each project, depending on the format required at local level in each area.


It is designed to:


  • create the organisational structures of health facilities
  • model staff establishments based on workload
  • generate a variety of human resource (HR) reports at various levels in the health system - from individual facility to national level.

In addition, it incorporates a number of sub-modules, such as recurrent expenditure modelling and skills modelling.

HRPlanner is not a prescriptive planning tool. Staffing models are customised locally to accommodate unique circumstances in different countries. However, the models do incorporate national affordability guidelines and principles of management decentralisation.

To avoid resistance by staff to the changes that may be implied by HRPlanner, it is important that the planning approach has the support of senior management.

Module 2: Human Resources Administrator (HRAdmin)


HRAdmin can be used as a tool on its own or together with HRPlanner. It enables the effective management and administration of human resources.


It is designed to:

  • assist the Ministry of Health to manage daily HR affairs, such as appointments, leave, benefits and training
  • capture details of employee movements and deliver accurate status reports to managers on all areas of HR management
  • work with HRPlanner and financial systems to ensure that transitions to new systems happen quickly and seamlessly.
The HRAdmin reporting system is flexible, enabling the generation of unique reports. It can be used at facility level, feeding into a main database at the Ministry of Health.