Background: The lack of planning for health workers in the world causes imbalances in health systems. The reason can be seen as the health workforce constitutes the basis for the health system. All the dynamics in the health system are moving with this basic structure. Well managing of human resources in health, requires consideration of population needs and expectations. Methods: Therefore, realistic and feasible planning of the workforce in the health system should be done with a systematic approach. This study focuses on five factors that influence workforce plans in health. Results: Five factors were evaluated at national and international level. In the planning of employees for the health system in Turkey, a framework on how to participate in the evaluation of these factors are presented. Evaluation of sub-headings of each factor on the framework presented some suggestions for planning a sustainable workforce in the health system in Turkey and various deductions are made. Conclusions: It is emphasized that an action plan should be developed for the management of a health workforce, and it is emphasized that the follow-up monitoring processes recommended for this action plan should be done with caution.