ERIC Number: ED026521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Manpower Planning and Forecasting in the Firm: An Exploratory Probe. Final Report.
Heneman, Herbert G., Jr.; Seltzer, George
Data were collected from 69 large employers and interviews were held with 25 of these for purposes of introducing the researchers to research in the problems of manpower planning and forecasting. Findings from this heuristic survey of employers included: (1) 72 percent forecast some of their manpower requirements, (2) 36 percent forecast external manpower supply, (3) 59 percent began such forecasting in the past 5 years, (4) 60 percent consider sales and 45 percent consider labor supply for forecasting, and (5) 34 percent forecast requirements for all employee groups. Nineteen case studies are included, focusing on a description of the reporting unit, interesting features of their forecasting techniques, and description of techniques. Data collection instruments and a discussion of the methodology are included in the appendix. (EM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Industrial Relations Center.