Human Resource Planning

Human Resource Planning
Human Resource Planning In this section this is a short explanation on how the organisation uses and interprets internal and external labour market information to plan its human resources. Each year Southgate College prepares a development plan, this is built up from all areas of the colleges operations and then forecasts for the coming years ? (curriculum support services) and this includes human resources planning. The college can then plot where it is and where there will be changes to staffing needs. The staffing profile group considers requests for new posts/staff. The indicators that Southgate College has for likely demand for courses and staff are the applications for courses, inquiries for courses and staff and the last years course numbers and also the enrolment. They also use the labour turnover results to see the rate of which workers leave. This is very crude and simplistic, it takes no account of why people leave but it will give the human resources an indication of how many staff they will need for the following year. It tells you what percentage of the workers left in a year. The Bowey?s stability index looks at actual length of service and calculates a stability percentage. The Bowey?s stability index shows the length of service in months over a 2 year period of all staff added together. E.g. there are 50 staff could have worked for 2 years -In hours: 1200 -1 staff member left within 2 years - Remaining staff: 49 But we know that firms do not recruit in mass the 49 staff different lengths of service. The stability index is the number of staff employed with 1 year?s service on a certain date over the number of staff employed exactly 1 year before. This is a more useful indicator. It gives a good idea of how long employees stay at Southgate College. If employees are not staying very long in certain departments this can be identified and investigated. Labour market information The college gets its information about external, local and rational labour market trends from any reports put together outside the college e.g. government surveys this is external. They also get reports on London e.g. North London employer survey and job centres these are both local. National surveys are also used such as the census. From the employer survey the proportion of employers who do not provide any training falls from 37% of the smallest companies to 6% of the largest, this aspect of non-training can largely be seen as a small company issue. Employers engaged in the delivery of public services are most likely to have provided training opportunities to their staff, particularly those in education, this is done at Southgate college. Over the last two years the economy has suffered. There has been a general slowdown in the growth rates of many sectors, whilst other sectors have suffered a considerable decline, most notably in the Information Technology, manufacturing and telecommunications sector, This is bad for Southgate college because they will not be able to find any qualified teachers in these professions and also these courses in I.T. may have to be abolished if decline continues. Analysis & of Analysis market trends Planning and predicting accurately for staff requirements can be difficult in further education and for Southgate College. This is because competition from other jobs and the state of the national economy. A boom means it?s difficult to recruit teachers because there are many alternative jobs. The current areas of increased demand for courses are the vocational courses, construction, motor vehicles and electrical instillation. The main reason for this demand is that it reflects the demand in the economy. The growth in the London economy and the fact that high pay is linked to construction, vehicles etc. This has caused a shortage. The areas of teaching and therefore staffing that are currently in decline are: engineering, Language courses e.g. full time French and German, business Admin, Secretarial courses- this is because of new technology from typewriters & shorthand to using computers and also shorthand is no longer used. The reason for the decline in the other areas apart from secretarial courses is because of the decline of manufacturing businesses in north London. There is so much technology nowadays there is no need to employ people to do the work hence the reason why courses are not provided at Southgate College. From the employer survey it states the trends of the market. Less than half of establishments have a business plan which specifies the objectives for the coming year. This level of planning varies widely, with larger companies much more likely to have a business plan. Just less than a fifth of employers in London are in an early stage of their development, with four per cent stating that they were start up companies. The way that market trends relate to the ongoing human resource planning of Southgate College- is that from the London Employer Survey it states that links between changes in productivity and investments in training, employers with training plans who have supported training and development and are involved with investors in people are more likely to report an increase in productivity. Southgate College has followed this trend and is able to recruit more teachers and also this will help them reduce fewer students to a class. One major trend in the market is that businesses are moving out of London. The reasons tend to be related to cost (too expensive) or because of overheads being too high this will leave many people unemployed. From this the Human Resources at Southgate College will be able to provide jobs to the students who cannot find one. Southgate College is in a very competitive environment and they must provide courses students demand and also train staff in new courses to offer a wide variety towards their typical target market. In addition they have also increased the segment of the market they are aiming at by recruiting staff willing to work night shifts to accommodate those who work but also want to study a particular course. This is because there are many colleges that Southgate competes with they must have the better teachers and also the better courses this will then help them compete with other businesses and also gain the most students.

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