Workforce Planning

Workforce planning ensures that “the right people with the right skills are in the right place at the right time.”

Most organizations do some form of workforce planning, although in most cases the approach is a very basic look at supply and demand.  This approach has only short-term value, and organizations need an approach that looks strategically to the future.

Strategic Workforce planning goes beyond a simple supply and demand “staffing plan,” or a funding versus cost analysis, and identifies human resource needs based on internal and external factors and the impacts each has upon the other.

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of workforce planning
  • Recognize that workforce planning is a management responsibility
  • Be familiar with the process required to effective workforce planning
  • Understand the required steps for effective workforce planning

Course Outline:

Day 1:

  • Introduction to Workforce Planning
  • The Workforce Planning Process
  • Step One – Setting Strategic Direction
  • Step Two – Workforce Supply, Demand, and Discrepancies

Day 2:

  • Analyzing Workforce Supply
  • Analyzing Workforce Demand
  • Analyzing Workforce Gap (Discrepancies)

Day 3:

  • Step Three – Developing an Action Plan
  • Step Four – Implementing the Action Plan
  • Step Five – Monitoring, Evaluation, and Revision
  • Workforce Planning Risk Assessment
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