LABOR FORCE PLANNING IN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND ITS APPLICATION BASED ON WORKLOAD ANALYSES


Gumusoglu S., Kestane S. U., KESTANE Ö.

2nd International Conference on Education and Social Sciences (INTCESS), İstanbul, Turkey, 2 - 04 February 2015, pp.564-574 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.564-574
  • Keywords: labour force planning, local governments, workload analyses
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Throughout history the most important resource, as well as the most basic pursuit of management organisations, has been the 'human' factor. However, the recognition of the human workforce as one of the most important factors impacting on the productivity and profitability of an organisation in the 19th century has been the era for constructing of more realistic and scientific planning towards that resource and the rational thoughts proposed by Frederic Taylor has triggered new research. Planning of human workforce is one of the tools that enable the organisation to utilise the existing and future human resource potential effectively, productively and rationally. This is because the planning of manpower does not only act as a cost cutting exercise, enabling economies on the number of employees; it also enables the selection and employment of suitably qualified individuals for the job in hand. As such, those systems that integrate job satisfaction and motivation of the employees produce an effective production process. Accordingly, planning of human resource has a particular importance in all the organisations which adopt contemporary management philosophy.