Re: Evolving a MPP

Marc W.D. Tyrrell (
Mon, 14 Aug 1995 10:54:38 GMT

In article <40n8l4$> (Joydeep Mutsuddhi) writes:
>From: (Joydeep Mutsuddhi)
>Subject: Evolving a MPP
>Date: 14 Aug 1995 10:31:00 GMT

>I am a Human Resources Professional and am currently in the process of coming up
> with a Manpower Planning System for my Company. Ours is a Software
>Organisation . This means that we have a pool of very qualified and talented
>members . Unforunately owing to external attributes we have an employee
>turnover to the tune of 18-20% most of who make a beeline to the US of A. I
>have a basic plan which is more conceptual than practical . I would
>appreciate if you could revert with the areas you think one needs to
>tackle while evolving such a plan especially in a fluctuating job market
(Software).>If any one of you out there has worked on a such a plan that
really would >be an added bonus.

>Please do revert by 20/08. Sunday. Looking forward to your suggestions.


Well, it seems to me that you have a number of key issues that need to be
addressed. First, where are you located (obviously not the US; Canada?).
Second, given that the software industry is still quite "fluid", you need to
find a way to "stabilize" your employees reactions to this situation. While I
have a number of ideas that might prove interesting, I don't know enough about
your companies situation to suggest anything in particular. As Sherlock Holmes
noted, "It is a capital mistake to theorise in advance of the facts." If you
are interested in any particular areas, I would be happy to try and come up
with some suggestions.

Marc Tyrrell
Department of Sociology and Anthropology,
Carleton University
Marc W.D. Tyrrell
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