Human Resource Planning could be expressed as a process by which the management ensures the right number of people and right kind of people, at the right place , at the right time doing the right things for which they are recruited and placed for the achievement of goals of the organization. Human Resource may be regarded as the quantitative and qualitative measurement of work required in an organization. Human Resource Planning aims at the continuous supply of right kind of personnel to fill various positions in the organization. HRP is a continuous process. In the words of Colman, ―Manpower planning is the process of determining manpower requirements and the means of meeting those requirements in order to carry out the integrated plan of the organization‖
According to Geister, ―Manpower Planning is the process including forecasting, developing and controlling by which a firm ensures that it has the right number of people and the right kind of people at the right places, at the right time doing work for which they are economically most useful. Therefore, manpower planning consists of projecting future man power requirements and developing manpower plans for the implement action of projections‖. According to Dales.S.Beach, ―Human Resource Planning is a process of determining and assuring that the organization will have an adequate number of qualified persons, available at the proper times , performing jobs which meet the needs of the enterprise and which provides at is faction for the individuals involved.‖
Ensure optimum use of human resources currently employed Avoid imbalances in the distribution and allocation of human resources Assess or forecast future skill requirements of the organizations overall objectives Provide control measure to ensure availability of necessary resources when required Control the aspect of human resources Formulate transfer and promotion policies
HRP presents an inventory of existing man power of the organisation. Analysis of this resource helps in ascertaining the status of the available personnel and to discover untapped talent presently available with the organisation. HRP helps in determining the short fall or surplus of the resource by comparing the total resource needs with the present supply. It also helps in projecting future HR needs. HRP is concerned with the initiation of various organisation programmes depending upon the demand and supply of human resources
Listing or current human resources Assessing the context to which the current man power is utilized to the advantage of the organizing. Planning out the surplus human resource, if any Analyzing the requirements of manpower in future in the light of expansion plans, retirement of personnel etc. Making human resource forecast Designing training programme for different categories of human resource.
HRP helps in proper recruitment and selections of the right type of people which are available for various positions in the organization. HRP also facilitates designing of training programmes for the employees to develop the required skills in them. HRP provides lead time for procuring personnel as the lead time given is a time- consuming process.
HRP results in reduced labour costs as it helps the management to anticipate shortages and or surpluses or HR, and correct these imbalances before they become unmanageable and expensive. HRP is the scientific way for planning employee development that is designed to make optimum use of workers’ skills within the organization. HRP enables identification of the gaps of the existing HRs so that corrective training could be imparted. HRP leads of improvement in the overall ―Business Planning‖ process. HRP helps in formulating managerial succession plan as a part of there placement planning process. HRP leads to a greater awareness of the importance of soundman power management through out the organization HRP serves as a tool to evaluate the effect of alternative man power actions and policies.
The process of HRP involves the following steps: Determination of HRP objectives of HR planning Current HR inventory Demand Forecasting Job requirements Employment plan Training and Development programme
Human resource planning analyzes an organization’s HR needs and how to best fill them. Steps in the HR planning process: Step 1 — review organizational mission, objectives, and strategies. Step 2 — review HR objectives and strategies. Step 3 — assess current HR needs. Step 4 — forecast HR needs. Step 5 — develop and implement HR plans.
Government policies Level of economic development Business Environment Information Technology Level of Technology Natural factors International Factors
Strategies of the Company Human Resource Policies of the Company Formal and Informal Groups Job Analysis Time Horizons Types of Quality Of Information Company’s production Operations policy Trade unions
Components of HRIS Input- Enter the data to manage HR i.e by whom when and in what format. Storage –Storing and updating data in various files from time to time Output-It is in two forms hard copy printed or a soft copy
Inception of Idea Collecting the data Feasibility study Testing the system Selecting a project team Starting up Defining the requirements Running in parallel Vendo Analysis Maintenance Package Contract Evaluation negotiation Training Tailoring the system
Personal Administration Salary Administration Leave / absence Increase Skill Inventory Medical History Performance Appraisal Manpower Planning Recruitment and Carrier Planning
Provide accurate and timely information to supply the required information by statutory provisions Provide supply information in most cost effective way.
No legal Obstacle Attractive financial compensation Flexibility Demerits of VRS Fear and Insecurities s among employees Spoil reputation of the company Appose from trade unions
Advantages of outsourcing-: It Offers Cost Effective Selection It allows management to focus more on core business It gets more accurate and timely information No need to invest in the latest technology It avoids Duplication and makes easy and quick access to information.
Termination-It means to relieve the employee from their services. Lay off-inability of an employee to give employment to a workmen Suspension-Punishment usually imposed upon an employee for breaking rules Discharge or Dismissal-termination of the employee due to excessive abseentism Resignation-termination of the employment by the employee
Downsizing-It means elimination of certain jobs with a view to have a greater efficiencyRole of HR in downsizing Manager have to decide who is to be made redundant, where and when. Have programme’s to help the laid of employee They have to convince trade union They must ensure proper communication to minimize the negative effects of rumors
There are several forms of separation:- Resignation Dismissal Death Suspension Lay Off Retrenchment Retirement
Sub-ContractingThere are several alternatives to recruiting and hiringemployees directly. The first is to use temporaryworkers obtained from a temporary help agency. Thesecond is employee leasing.
Types of Promotion:-Horizantal PromotionAn increase in responsibility and pay with the change in the designationVertical PromotionThere is a Change in the status, responsibilities pay and job classificationDry PromotionMeans an increase in responsibility and status, without any increases in pay or other financial benefits
Put the employee in a position where he will be of greater value of the company To develop competitive spirit To develop internal source of employee To promote employee self-development To build up a morale,loyalty and a sense of belongingness To promote employee interest in training and development To build royalty
Need of transfer To meet organizational needs To satisfy employee needs To better use employee To adjust the workforce To provide relief To punish employee To accommodate family related issues
Since Nike developed Human Resources Management (HRM) training to strengthen contract manufacturers HRM systems and support lean manufacturing implementation, two waves of factories have taken part: eight factories in Vietnam in November 2008 and eight factories in Southern China in March 2009. Prior to participating in the workshop, each factory completed an employee satisfaction survey to better understand the top issues facing workers and to measure mutual trust and respect in the factory. Factories brought survey results along to the two-week training so they could apply their workers insights to creation of action plans and HRM best practices. Each factory developed action plans to address core HRM areas, including supervisory skills, incentive structures, employee turnover and employee satisfaction. Following the training, factories have begun implementing their specific action plans with six-month deliverables. One factory set specific goals for reducing the number of workers reporting dissatisfaction with the behavior and attitude of their direct supervisor from 15 percent to 5 percent. The factory identified targeted training for supervisors including management, trust and respect, leadership, company policies and grievance systems, tying training completion directly to key performance indicators tracked within the factory. Another has set plans to increase the technical skill level among workers on the shop floor. Rather than focus only on building workers technical skills, the plan requires supervisors to understand the importance of these skills among workers, which often had been overlooked. Plans also include reassessing skill levels, sharing with leadership and using findings to increase and improve training. For both factories - and all those participating in the training - each step in the process had clear goals, responsibilities, timelines and methods for tracking progress.
Factories reported positive results. Statements from factories participating in the training include: "The HRM workshop was able to highlight the importance of having a strong HR system." "Human resources is one of the most important assets of the company as a foundation of lean." "We now share best practice at our weekly meetings and include CR and HR." "I am confident that our goals will be achieved within the year." "HRM has helped us to have a better understanding of how strong HR supports lean. If HR is strong, well use effective processes to recruit the right people and develop them with a foreseeable career path. Skilled employees will stay with us longer. This means our turnover rate will be reduced and our recruiting efforts and training investment are not wasted." "The HRM tools we received are helping us follow our projects closely, followed up by responsible persons within specified timelines, giving a greater chance to realize measurable improvements." "HRM created a community where each factory set off the boundary of its own experience and knowledge. In return, each factory received many good practices - a great return on investment."
Factories are not alone in this process. Factories are supported by the HRM Learning Community established in the training. The Learning Community brings together factories that shared the training and continue to share lessons learned and best practices meeting bimonthly. The real measure of success will be the HRM trainings ability to drive systemic and lasting improvement in working conditions. Nike is working closely with contract factories in their implementation of action plans and ongoing efforts to monitor workers experience.