Manpower        Planning 

 

 

Manpower Planning which is also called as Human Resource Planning consists of putting right number of people, right kind of people at the right place, right time, doing the right things for which they are suited for the achievement of goals of the organization. Human Resource Planning has got an important place in any Organization of a high Repute. Human Resource Planning has to be a systems approach and is carried out in a set procedure. The procedure is as follows:

 

  • Analyzing the current manpower inventory

  • Making future manpower forecasts

  • Developing employment programme(s)

  • Design training programme(s)

 

 

Importance Of Manpower Planning 

 

  • Key to managerial functions- The four managerial functions, i.e., planning, organizing, directing and controlling are based upon the manpower. Human resources help in the implementation of all these managerial activities. Therefore, staffing becomes a key to all managerial functions.

     

  • Efficient utilization- Efficient management of personnel(s) becomes an important function in the industrialization world of today. Setting of large scale enterprises require management of large scale manpower. It can be effectively done through staffing function.

     

  • Motivation- Staffing function not only includes putting right men on right job, but it also comprises of motivational programme(s), i.e., incentive plans to be framed for further participation and employment of employees in a concern. Therefore, all types of incentive plans becomes an integral part of staffing function.

     

  • Better human relations- A concern can stabilize itself if human relations develop and are strong. Human relations become strong trough effective control, clear communication, effective supervision and leadership in a concern. Staffing function also looks after training and development of the work force which leads to co-operation and better human relations.

     

  • Higher productivity- Productivity level increases when resources are utilized in best possible manner. higher productivity is a result of minimum wastage of time, money, efforts and energies. This is possible through the staffing and it's related activities ( Performance appraisal, training and development, remuneration)