- noun planning to anticipate manpower requirements and trying to meet them as closely as possible
- (written as Manpower Planning)The art of projecting the future demand and supply of particular types of labour so that appropriate policies may be adopted in the short term as regards training and education to ensure that future supplies are adequate for the demands that are to be met. It features scarcely at all in the subject indices of textbooks these days, largely because its practice seemed almost completely devoid of economics. Some nails were knocked into its coffin by Maynard and Walker (1978).
- synonymhealth human resource planning (written as Manpower Planning)