An Analysis of Human Resource Planning and Its Effect on Organisational Effectiveness – A Case Study of Information Services Department, Accra Office

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The study was to examine the effectiveness of Human Resource Planning (HRP) and its effect at Information Services Department (ISD). The study which contains the research design, research population, sample and sampling procedure and data gathering instruments. It also sought to find out whether there are HRP policies and practices in the ISD; to establish whether the Human Resource Planning practices and procedures within ISD are functioning effectively; and to find out the challenges of the provision of a framework to guide the implementation of HRP in the ISD. The results of the study reveal that most of the ISD staff do not have in-depth knowledge on Human Resource Planning, thus it is not well practiced by the senior officers. The study concludes with the organization being proactive in recruiting and retaining employees. A recommendation for Information Services Department towards an effective Human Resource Planning for the organisation.
A Thesis submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Commonwealth Executive Masters of Business Administration.