Strategic Workforce Planning

by | Aug 15, 2017 | Uncategorized


Although 92% of companies have some level of workforce planning, only 21% of companies take a long-term approach. ~ Bersin & Time Associates


Knowing Your Labour Market

Strategic Workforce Planning ideally follows your strategic plan. Whether you are following McKinsey’s 7-S framework, Kaplan and Norton’s Balanced Scorecard, or any other framework – the essential key to strategy deployment is having the right people in the right jobs at the right time to achieve your expected outcomes.

Most organizations focus their strategy deployment on large capital expenditures, technology and marketing. It is often assumed that the human assets will fall in place naturally. Alternatively the focus is on messaging to gain buy-in and engagement to strategy deployment. None of these efforts should be minimized – they are important. However – planning your skills requirements, making sure you have the right people in the right jobs at the right time is crucial.

Strategic Workforce Planning will also alleviate your succession planing headaches.

The following checklist will help you build a framework for your Strategic Workforce Planning:

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