Manpower planning as a process includes forecasting, developing and controlling manpower by which top management ensures that it has right kind of people, in right number, at the right places, at the right time doing work most economically. Manpower planning is of long term in nature and strategic planning of human resources which is more concerned with the development of skill, quality and cultural changes of the workforce employed rather than statistical numerical forecasting or succession planning. Manpower planning is a strategic process of analyzing manpower requirements. It is the means for meeting human resource requirements in order to carry out the strategically integrated plans of the organization. Looking at these dimensions of manpower planning, it becomes imperative to plan for manpower efficiently and effectively. Proper manpower planning ensures organizational survival and growth.
Manpower planning, organizational planning, strategic planning, strategic HR