Title: Modelling heterogeneity in manpower planning: dividing the personnel system into more homogeneous subgroups
Authors: De Feyter, Tim # ×
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Series Title: Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry vol:22 issue:4 pages:321-334
Abstract: Manpower planning is very useful for human resource management in large organizations. Most manpower models are concerned with the prediction of the future behaviour of the staff: they might leave the organization, get promoted or acquire more and new skills. This behaviour can vary a lot among different employees, what makes prediction difficult. It is common to tackle this problem by dividing the whole heterogeneous personnel system in several more homogeneous subgroups. This approach is often used to develop manpower planning models for prediction, control or optimization. Although the division in homogeneous subcategories is a fundamental and important step in the application of the models, up till now literature neglects to discuss a procedure to deal with this in practice. This paper suggests a general framework to find the distinguished homogeneous subcategories by determining and considering observable sources of personnel heterogeneity.
ISSN: 1524-1904
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Centre for Work and Organisation Studies (WOS Bxl), Campus Brussels
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
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