Sunday, 29 September 2013

Factors affecting HR planning

Factors affecting HR planning

  1. Type and Strategy of Organization:
    • Production Process (Manufacturing or service)
    • Number of people
    • Type of staff needed
    • Supervisors and managers
    • Internal growth:
      • Required additional staff, hiring
    • External growth:
      • Overlapping positions
      • Merger and acquisitions
      • Layoffs plans
  2. Organization growth cycle and planning
    • Early stage: No such need
    • Growth: HR forecasting become essential
    • Mature: formal planning, retirement, Layoffs
  3. Economic Uncertainties:
    • PEST environment
    • Political, Economic, Social and technical
  4. Time Horizons:
    • Exact time span
    • Uncertain environment: short term plan
    • Certain environment: long term plan
  5. Type and quality of information
    1. Information regarding:
      1. Strategic Plan
        • Product Mix
        • Customers
        • Geographic limits
      2. General Information
        • Organization structure
        • Production, distribution and sales department
      3. Specific information:
        • Job analysis
        • Recruitment sources, plans
        • Retirement plans
  6. Nature of job being filled:
    • Shop floor positions: easily employed
    • Managerial Position: Lot of sourcing required
  7. Outsourcing: 
    • Contract, sub-contract
    • Off-loading
    • Ancillarisation


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