The books in this series are written primarily for two types of clientele: those engaged in educational planning and administration, in developing as well as developed countries; and those, such as senior government officials and policy-makers, seeking a more general understanding of educational planning and how it relates to national development. They are intended to be of use either for private study or in formal training programmes.
Planning Human Resources: Methods, Experiences and Practices
This updated edition takes stock of recommended methods and experience and recent developments in human resources planning. It places particular emphasis on education-employment relationships and examines the ways governments try to cope with the increasing numbers of students in post-basic education – both from the viewpoint of economic need and graduates’ job prospects.
Recognizing that many previous attempts to plan human resource requirements have failed, it analyses the changes in forecasting methods and training needs in both developed and developing countries. It proposes viable methods for planners working to support national economic development while making optimal use of often-scarce public resources. It suggests a pragmatic combination of forward-looking and qualitative approaches based on knowledge and evaluation of training systems and their relationship with the job market.