Estimating the Manpower Requirements for staffing
Operationally, understanding the manpower requirements would necessitate workload analysis on the one hand and workforce analysis on the other. Workload analysis would enable an assessment of the number and types of human resources necessary for the performance of various jobs and accomplishment of organizational objectives. Workforce analysis would reveal the number and type available.
Manpower requirements- The very first step in staffing is to plan the manpower inventory required by a concern in order to match them with the job requirements and demands. Therefore, it involves forecasting and determining the future manpower needs of the concern.
Human Resource Planning has to be a systems approach and is carried out in a set procedure. The procedure is as follows:
- Analysing the current manpower inventory
- Making future manpower forecasts
- Developing employment programmes
- Design training programmes
Understanding manpower requirements is not merely a matter of knowing how many persons we need but also of what type. Given that we need to encourage women, persons from backward communities and persons with special abilities (such as physically challenged, visually and hearing impaired) to assume responsible positions in our organizations, there is a need to understand, and if the need be, to redefine manpower requirements accordingly.