How to Use Resource Planning to Transform Human Resources (Infographic)

The Expectations of Human Resources
The human resources department has the priorities of all employees and the company at heart. Of various responsibilities, human resources leaders are known to have a clear understanding of the ins and outs of a company, ensure that all employees have the right balance of workload and that employees have the right skills for the job. However, research shows that regardless of job titles, 71% of employees manage projects and 50% of these employees do not have the term ‘project management’ as part of their job title or job description.

In this blog post, we will look into how to use resource planning to transform human resources and take advantage of these statistics.

"You Are All Resource Managers Now"
It is inevitable to have most of the employees be involved in managing projects. This means that these employees are active participants of their work. However, it can be an issue when half of these involved employees do not have project management skills. To transform this into a positive advantage, introduce a resource planning tool to help them plan more efficiently.

Making Prioritising Easier & Faster
The good news is, a good percentage of 49% of employees often start their day knowing what to work on first. But it’s still not the majority. Now we’re not going to start discussing how important it is for employees to prioritise tasks because we all understand that that is the way to maximise productivity and motivate them. So when using a resource management tool, employees go to work every morning having a clear overview of what’s scheduled first, how their work impacts others’ work and the overall progress of the projects.
A Go-To Platform For All Things Project
Research shows that 59% of employees store their project data in one or more e-mails, 31% of employees store their project data in someone’s personal notes while 8% of employees’ project data are not really stored anywhere. As a result, 56% of employees who do not store data in a central location, deal with regularly shifting deadlines. Avoid becoming part of the statistics, use a resource planning software to not only store your project data, but also utilise it as both your and employees’ go-to platform for all things project and schedule related.

Track Project Status In Just One Place
When 41% of employees track project status across a mix of e-mails, face-to-face discussions and other channels, how vulnerable does your data get, and how much information are in jeopardy of being lost, forgotten or misplaced? In Ganttic, all of your conversations and actions (updating and deleting) are recorded in-app, so that once any changes are made to the planner, everyone are able to track what’s going on without any pestering notifications or being left out of updates.

To understand more about what a resource planning tool can bring to the table for human resources, visit our homepage to learn more.

Author: Patricia Goh