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Manpower Planning and Selection, 5 days

Programme Overview

Ensure you recruit talent with the right capabilities, skills and behaviors, using good practice procedures in order to meet business needs, with this vital five-days course.

Manpower planning and selection is a highly effective course providing an overview of the recruitment, selection and resourcing process, including preparation for, and practical experience of, conducting interviews. This practical course provides you with the essential tools for different recruitment and selection methods, explains the legal context of recruitment and selection, and how to select appropriate recruitment channels. The group discussions and role-play will enable you to understand how best to construct job descriptions and person specifications, and ascertain suitably effective induction processes.

Who should attend

Manpower planning and selection is suitable for Executive Leaders, HR Managers, Manpower Planning Managers, Departmental Managers and Supervisors, Human Resource Specialist and HR support roles, or for anyone who is looking to become involved in recruitment, selection and resourcing talent.

By the end of this training course, participants will:

  • Identify the factors that affect an organization’s talent planning, recruitment and selection policy;
  • Identify appropriate recruitment and selection methods;
  • Effectively design manpower plans;
  • Conduct highly efficient interviews and selection procedures to identify, attract and select best candidates for their organisations;
  • Contribute to the recruitment and selection interviewing process for a job role demonstrate an understanding of the importance of effective induction.

Course Outline

General Concepts for Manpower Planning

  • The concept and importance of manpower planning
  • The basic components for successful Manpower planning and the benefits of Manpower planning
  • Factors that affect work force planning

Manpower planning Process

  • Labour market study
  • Identify the variables or factors that impact Manpower planning
  • Identify methods that can be used in the forecasting process.
  • Estimate the size and the quality of require Manpower in the organisation
  • Resolving Analysis results
  • The nature of Manpower planning and its methodology
  • Identify the types of jobs and number of personnel required for each job
  • Forecast what is available within the organization and in the market
  • Determine the surplus of deficit in each set of jobs
  • Develop an action plan
  • Implement and evaluate the action plan

Steps and Procedures for Manpower planning

  • Steps and procedures for Manpower planning
  • Forecast forces of supply and demand
  • Determine the objectives and policies of the Manpower
  • Monitoring and Evaluating
  • Factors that determine Manpower plans
  • Tools and technical methods for Manpower planning and its use for competitive advantage
  • Managing growth and decline
  • Foundations for effective succession planning
  • Succession planning methods
  • Career planning processes
  • Manpower planning as a source for competitive advantage

Essential Interviewing Skills

  • Listening, summarising, using hit words
  • Questioning and probing
  • Non-verbal communication

Recruitment interviewing

  • The recruitment and selection process key elements
  • Equal opportunities and dealing with subjectivity, diversity and good practice
  • Major legal issues in recruitment and selection
  • Job descriptions and person specifications
  • Preparing interview structure and questions
  • Assessing evidence and decision-taking
  • Feedback to unsuccessful candidates

Competency-based Recruitment

  • Competencies and approach requirements
  • What difference it may make to the way you attract and select staff
  • Examples of competencies
  • Links to the business, the culture and HRM/HRD systems
  • Framing your competency framework for recruitment
  • Advertising for competent people
  • Designing your selection processes
  • Stereotyping and gender issues
  • How to select or create competency-based assessments
  • Identifying potential
  • Identifying, recording and judging evidence of competence


To enhance learning effectiveness, hand on experience will be emphasised in this programme through role-plays in class presentation, group facilitation and class critique.

Case studies, group discussions and video support will also be used to enhance learning experience. Fun quizzes will be injected to provide formative assessment and a fun learning environment.

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