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Human Resource Planning & Selection Policy

Thursday, January 8, 2009

We already have discussed in previous chapter about the human resources evolution, importance and objectives. Now, we will elaborate here bout the planning and selection policy of human resource.

The objectives of Human Resource Planning & Selection Policies are:

Need for HR Planning

Process of HR Planning

HR Planning System and its Components

Responsibilities for HR Planning

Recruitment practices in the Indian Context

Recruitment Programme

According to Wikcstrom, “Human-resource planning consists of a series of activities.” Human resource planning is nothing but manpower planning.

Human Resource Planning System

About the Human Resource Planning Tata Electrical Locomotive company writes, “embraces organization development, management development, career planning and succession planning.”

The human resource planning contains:

Deciding goals or objectives

Estimating future organizational structure and manpower requirements

Auditing Human resources

Planning job requirements and job descriptions

Developing a human resource

In the responsibility of human resource planning Geisler writes:

1. To assist, counsel and pressurizes the operating management to plan and establish objectives

2. To collect and summaries data in total organizational terms and to ensure consistency with long-range objectives and other elements of the total business-plan

3. To monitor and measure performance against the plan and keep the top management informed about it

4. To provide the research necessary for effective manpower and organization planning.


From the MBA book 0027 about the recruitment policy Dale Yoder writes, “Recruitment is a process to discover the sources of manpower to meet the requirements of the staffing schedule and to employ effective measures for attracting that manpower in adequate numbers to facilitate effective selection of an efficient working force.”

In the sources of recruitment these are following aspects:

Advertising: the Company adverse about the job vacancy from the various sources –off-line and on-line.

Employment Agencies: In the recent era job consultants have acquired the job areas to give the job for employee.

Employee Referrals: It is the programme which is run by the company. It is internal communication within a company to get some referral when a employee refer to another for the organization.

In the India recruitment practices have been classified:

1. within the organization
2. Badii or temporary workers
3. Employment agencies
4. Casual Callers
5. Applicants Introduced by friends
6. Advertisement
7. Labour contracts

These are the major sources from where Indian company hair employee for an organization.


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