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Chrm Message From: csjhrhouse Total Posts: 4 Join Date: 27/02/2007
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 02/03/2007 01:38:53 Points: 20 Location: India

Hi all,

Can somebody please give me details about manpower planning.

Jagadish

Chrm Message From: sonia.sharma Total Posts: 1 Join Date: 27/02/2007  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 03/06/2009 13:30:59 Points: 5 Location: India
hi all!

I completely agree with the steps suggested by Hitesh as we are following a similar methodology in doing a manpower planning exercise for a big automobile client. but this assignment is quite time taking and involves a lot of expertise. moreover, if the results suggest that an organization is overmanned and laying off employees is the only feasible solution, then the buying in of the recommendation is very difficult. we are facing a similar problem, wherein the management has placed the onus on us to convince the employees (supported with facts & figures) for the decision of lay-off.
another problem which sprung during the course of the exercise was that employees started showing that they are overworked and need more manpower for better productivity.

so one need to be very meticulous in dealing with employees.

all d best.............

cheers..............
Chrm Message From: RhythmP Total Posts: 4 Join Date: 27/02/2007  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 05/04/2011 10:07:19 Points: 20 Location: India
hi, Hope it helps. Rgds, Rhythm
The attachment file can be viewed at Business Form >> Basic Manpower Planning Sheet.xls
Chrm Message From: debora Total Posts: 55 Join Date: 27/02/2007  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 05/08/2019 11:39:36 Points: 250 Location: India

Manpower planning is the process of estimating the optimum number of people required for completing a project, task or a goal within time. Manpower planning includes parameters like number of personnel, different types of skills, time period etc. It is a never ending continuous process to make sure that the business has the optimized resources available when required taking into consideration the upcoming future projects and also the replacement of the outgoing employees. It is also called as Human Resource Planning.

Large businesses often work on forecasting and upcoming opportunities in the pipeline. If these opportunities convert into actual business, they would need manpower to start working on them. But the dilemma is that what if they hired a large number of people to work on an almost sure project but at the last moment the project didn't start on time. What would the business do with the additional skilled manpower. The other dilemma is that if they kept waiting till the last moment for a project and when the project starts they might not have enough manpower to work and deliver. These questions are solved by the process of manpower planning.

Manpower planning also includes the details like how and when will new employees be acquired. This whole process is done keeping in view the goals of the organization, the future predictions for business and changing technology trends. This helps the organization be prepared for the future with the correct manpower at their disposal for business prosperity

Manpower Planning Process

HR department of every company has to constantly keep an eye on the human resources that the company has. With every possible event like change industry dynamics, increase in business requirements, skills required for a particular technology etc, the need for having better resources increases. The process and steps for having manpower planning are as below:

1. Understanding the existing workforce

2. Forecasting for the future

3. Recruitment and selection

4.Training the employees

Example of Manpower Planning:

IT companies are often faced with the business problem of hiring right people for upcoming projects as well as attrition. These companies have multiple projects going on at a single time and upcoming projects in the pipeline. If they hire more people without planning they would end up with many resources on the bench which would eat into profits and if they keep waiting till the last, they would not have enough skilled people to set up the project and start delivering eventually leading to customer dissatisfaction and losses.

So these companies keep on forecasting and planning as per the market requirements, latest skill set and their project pipeline. Most of the times, hired resources cannot be productive straight away so they need to train them which would require further planning and time.

Chrm Message From: debora Total Posts: 55 Join Date: 27/02/2007  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 05/08/2019 11:39:36 Points: 250 Location: India

Manpower planning is the process of estimating the optimum number of people required for completing a project, task or a goal within time. Manpower planning includes parameters like number of personnel, different types of skills, time period etc. It is a never ending continuous process to make sure that the business has the optimized resources available when required taking into consideration the upcoming future projects and also the replacement of the outgoing employees. It is also called as Human Resource Planning.

Large businesses often work on forecasting and upcoming opportunities in the pipeline. If these opportunities convert into actual business, they would need manpower to start working on them. But the dilemma is that what if they hired a large number of people to work on an almost sure project but at the last moment the project didn't start on time. What would the business do with the additional skilled manpower. The other dilemma is that if they kept waiting till the last moment for a project and when the project starts they might not have enough manpower to work and deliver. These questions are solved by the process of manpower planning.

Manpower planning also includes the details like how and when will new employees be acquired. This whole process is done keeping in view the goals of the organization, the future predictions for business and changing technology trends. This helps the organization be prepared for the future with the correct manpower at their disposal for business prosperity

Manpower Planning Process

HR department of every company has to constantly keep an eye on the human resources that the company has. With every possible event like change industry dynamics, increase in business requirements, skills required for a particular technology etc, the need for having better resources increases. The process and steps for having manpower planning are as below:

1. Understanding the existing workforce

2. Forecasting for the future

3. Recruitment and selection

4. Training the employees

Example of Manpower Planning:

IT companies are often faced with the business problem of hiring right people for upcoming projects as well as attrition. These companies have multiple projects going on at a single time and upcoming projects in the pipeline. If they hire more people without planning they would end up with many resources on the bench which would eat into profits and if they keep waiting till the last, they would not have enough skilled people to set up the project and start delivering eventually leading to customer dissatisfaction and losses.

So these companies keep on forecasting and planning as per the market requirements, latest skill set and their project pipeline. Most of the times, hired resources cannot be productive straight away so they need to train them which would require further planning and time.


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