Once the assessments are complete, forecasts must be developed to identify themismatch between HR supply and HR demand. HR strategies and plans to address theimbalance, both short and long term, must be developed.Before we outline the broad step in HRP, it is thus important to view the variouskinds of plans that one can construct which tend to put a boundary on the exact stepsto taken. For instance, an organization can have:
Company level plan
Departmental level plan
in contrast to the
National level plan
Sectorial level plan
Industry level plan,
which are handled by the respective governments of thecountry. These last three plans provide an environmental constrain on the first three if you go by environmental factors we discussed in the earlier lesson. Similarly one haslong-range plans and short range plans. The long range plans go side by side with thecorporate strategic planning, such as planning for five-ten years hence; whereas theshort range plans point out job openings must be filled over a one-year time frame.
Please give an example of each of the plans relating to anyoneorganization you are familiar with.
That is, company level plan, departmental level plan, job level inrelation to the relevant national level plan (for example, the 8
year plan), sectorial level plan and industry level plan
The key to success is to blend both the practices that work within the company cultureand the realities of business. It is rather a continuous process with provision for controland review.
Remember lesson six!!!
And yes! HR planning will be different for a smalland entrepreneurial organization as compared to a well established one. This would beclear if you refer the last lesson, especially
the life stages of an organization.
Another important question that comes to mind is who is
responsible for this process
.Top-level executives are responsible for manpower planning, as it is one of the importantfactors influencing the success of an organization. The plans are usually prepared by theHuman Resource Division in consultation with other corporate heads. The responsibility