Workforce Planning

Workforce planning (WFP) is the process of forecasting and planning for gaps in talent supply and demand to ensure the organization has the workforce needed to achieve its goals. As organizations grapple with disruption, technological innovation, shifting talent requirements, and changing workforce demographics, it’s more critical than ever for HR to develop a plan for how to meet the organization’s talent needs. That means proactively identifying the skills of the future and planning to ensure that talent pipelines are in place to meet them. Workforce planning: 1) pinpoints the critical talent needed to execute strategic initiatives (the talent demand), 2) enables leaders to understand the makeup of their current workforce and how well prepared it is to achieve strategic initiatives (the talent supply), and 3) identifies the required talent by uncovering the difference between supply and demand (the talent gap) and determines the best way to procure that talent. McLean & Company offers our members practical, step-by-step project blueprints, training tools, templates, assessments, and surveys to help HR leaders design and build a strategic workforce planning toolkit that accurately addresses organizational talent needs. In addition, expert guidance and interactive workshops are also available across a range of topics to enhance and accelerate project completion.

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