Database has a crucial role to play in manpower forecasting as it determines the methodologies that can be adopted. There is a different database for macro and micro that are as follows:
Data Base for Micro Forecasting:
Personal Data Module
Identification particulars, educational particulars, educational qualifications.
Date of recruitment, grading in aptitude tests, grading in leadership tests, overall grading, job preference and choice etc.
Job Experience Module
Placement history, grade promotions, tasks performed grade-wise, significant contributions etc.
Performance Appraisal Module
Performance appraisal at each job held, job evaluation on the basis of job description, communication rating, rating of interpersonal relationships, rating of behaviour in group commitment of corporate goals etc.
Training and Development Module
Nature of training received at each level, individuals evaluation of effectiveness of training, individual assessment of training needs vis-à-vis currently being performed etc.
Record of compensation and benefits received health status information relating personal problems which calls for the attention by the authorities, security needs etc.
Database for Macro Forecasting
For macro forecasting, it would be ideal to have comparable data on the following items over a period of years in the past.
Under it population of country by age, sex, education, economic activities, status, migration, marital status, region and rural-urban distribution are needed.
Data on Economic Parameters
Under it data are required on time series basis are inputs, output, capital, investment, wages, productivity, value added, depreciation by industry, consumption, savings and expenditure on health by income start of population in rural-urban areas of each region.
Information on Technologies
Details about existing technologies are needed by industry specifying the implications of each technology for employment, generation and investment. Similar information is also needed on emerging technologies by industry.