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Dinesh Divekar
Business Mentor, Consultant And Trainer
Shweta Verma
Human Resource Executive
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Hi All
This is shweta and am currently working on a a program of training on core HR skills. While working on same got tucked at one point. That is on the practical aspects for some topic such as Manpower planning.
I request at large to my seniors provide a guideline how can i train with the help of a game or skit or any simulation manpower planning strategy.

Dear Shweta,

It is is a mistaken view to say that manpower planning requires training. The second mistaken view every topic/subject can be learnt through games only.

Manpower planning requires study of your systems and processes. It is more a matter of consulting than training as such.

Manpower planning depends on (a) capacity (b) demand and (c) skills of the people. However, this is very broad categorisation.

For example, in the restaurant, number of chairs (number of covers in hotelier's language) decide how many waiters you should have. Number of waiters decide number of captains.

In the star hotels, number of rooms decide the requirement of housemen, room service staff etc.

But then both the above examples depend on the market demand also.

In the courier and logistic industry, you need to keep the manpower whether demand or not. For example, number of deliveries made cannot be the sole criteria for deciding the number of couriers. This is because we have to take into account the traffic situation also. In big cities at certain places, commercial vehicles move at 5-10 KM/hour. Then manpower depends on the volume of load to the picked up also. You need to have sufficient loaders depending on the load.

Therefore, there is no generalisation and manpower planning will differ from one industry to another, one product to another, one city to another etc.


Dinesh Divekar

Dear Mr Diwakar
Thanks for your valuable input,. But sir my focus audience are fresh MBA students who need input on each topic that they start their career and for this to make the topic more interesting and digestable it would be nice to accommodate it with some real time situation case in simulation format etc.
If any such idea you have and can be shared or any of my seniors who agree to my view kindly provide valuable input.

Some learning take place best through hands-on mentoring/coaching. Ask yourself is training the best option (i.e most effective?). What are the other alternatives available? Would hands-on "On-the-job" able to inculcate the learning process? Also do you have the numbers of learners to carry out classroom training. Some thoughts from me.... CTFoo
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