Methods of Human Resource Profiling?

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Methods of Human Resource Profiling?
Ajith Kumar. K, India
As part of a human resource audit, can somebody suggests methods of human resource profiling of employees from recruitment to retirement.

Employee Profiling
Employee profiling is the gathering of useful/vital information about employees to enable you describe them well for the purpose of placing them at appropriate jobs and positions within the organisation. It is also done for the purpose of determining their suitability for employment, retention and promotion.
The various methods for employee profiling include:
- Review of resume/curriculum vitae.
- Filling of forms and questionnaires.
- Background verification.
- Performance Evaluation, particularly the use of 360 degree method of Evaluation.
- Placing employees in work teams.
- Observation: personal observations by supervisors, managers or colleagues. Sometimes this could be deliberately done.
- Mentoring: placing an employee under a mentor can reveal a lot about the employee.
- Counseling: counseling sessions with experienced psychologists can also help to reveal a lot about the employee.
- Review of state criminal records.

Workforce Profiling
David Wilson, Manager, Canada
Hi Ajith: are you familiar with workforce planning? A number of US and Canadian organizations use it to track their employees. This allows them to forecast high priority positions in terms of retirement, recruitment, reward, recognition, reskilling, and retention. I have also used it for employee development (i.e. gap analysis), succession planning, career planning, organizational development and organizational analysis. Kingsley covers much of the data, but I think you need to go beyond data and analysis, and use different HR models - Deming, McKinsey, etc. The US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has some useful materials under "workforce planning.".

Ideal Profiling Method / Technique
Famidha Salam, HR Consultant, Sri Lanka
Hi, have any of you heard this term: Ideal Profiling Method.
If yes, I would like a brief description or any source documents I can review over the net, please. thanks...


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