Corporate Manpower Philosophy

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CORPORATE MANPOWER PHILOSOPHY

The corporate manpower Philosophy is not mainly about manpower Function. It is more about the leadership style of the top management, the current corporate culture and values. It is about the vision of the leader of the organization. The modern leader usually requires a modern HR Management approach and builds the environment suitable for the evolution of the modern HR Management. This is the manpower Philosophy behind the scene. The development of the manpower Philosophy is a long term process. The philosophy is usually informal and respects values and opinions of the main stakeholders. The leader of the organization has a significant influence on the manpower Philosophy. The HR Leader is the next one influencing the philosophy significantly. The informality of the corporate manpower Philosophy is important. It differentiates it from the various HR Strategy. The philosophy is the set of values, behavior and practices. The practices are extremely crucial for the leader. The leader is not interested in written formal manpower policies. The leader is interested in the real decision processes in the organization. They can be really different from the written rules (as people do not follow them, they follow the philosophy).

The main factors influencing the HR philosophy in the organization are: • • • •

Leadership Style Corporate Culture Corporate Values Market Competition

The leadership style is extremely important. The leaders of the organization are the role models for managers and employees. The manager always try to act as the leader does. The behavior is observed and spread across the entire organization. The leader sets the basic expectations from all employees and managers. They adjust their behavior to be fully compliant with the leader’s expectations. The leader is usually the person, who starts the change or the re-design of the manpower Philosophy. The leader observes the behavior in the organization and requests...
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