ERIC Number: ED028258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Personnel Policies Forum. Survey No. 83; Effective Utilization of Manpower.
Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Washington, DC.
The purpose of this study was to discover what private companies are doing in the field of manpower utilization. Aspects of the subject covered by this survey are manpower audit, motivation, temporary help, handling of job changes, and the union's effect on manpower utilization. Sixty-five percent of the participating companies employ 1,000 or more employees. It was found that 86 percent of the companies communicate company goals to employees, and 76 percent report that they take steps to identify individual employee's goals. More than one-fourth report some experience in tailoring a job to fit an employee's talents. More than half of the companies have some plan for coordinating staffing requirements so that surplus manpower in one area can be loaned to other areas with shortages. Of those companies that have compared the efficiency of regular employees on overtime with the efficiency of temporary employees, 45 percent say that the regular employees are more efficient, while 30 percent found the reverse to be true. Topics covered by the report include Manpower Analysis, Achieving Effective Utilization of Manpower, Manpower Shortages, and Problems in Accomplishing Proper Utilization of Manpower. (CH)
Descriptors: Administration, Communication (Thought Transfer), Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Level, Employment Practices, Goal Orientation, Industry, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, National Surveys, Personnel Policy, Temporary Employment, Unions
Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 1231 25th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20037 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Washington, DC.