Develop a Departmental Strategic Workforce Plan

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Not having a true workforce plan can lead to:

  • High turnover.
  • Missed business opportunities.
  • Too much time spent recruiting the wrong candidates.
  • Increased cost of terminations as a result of poor cultural fit.
  • Miscalculating time to hire high demand skill sets.
  • Getting caught off guard when a new competitor poaches staff.
  • Inability to attract the talent you need.
  • Underestimating the number of employees moving in or out of positions.
  • HR doesn’t have the business information to be strategic.
  • Knee-jerk reactions to immediate talent crises.

Building a strategic workforce plan allows for:

  • Identifying and aligning talent requirements with a changing business strategy.
  • Planning early for workforce changes and implications, which provides for more actionable options than just reacting.
  • Mitigating the effects of retiring Baby Boomers.
  • Retaining Generation Y employees.
  • Aiding succession planning efforts.
  • Making informed decisions on talent requirements, which increases hiring success.
  • Being able to fill the talent pipeline well in advance of actual requirements.
  • Building development programs to meet the future needs of the organization.

Module 1: Analyzing current and future workforce requirements

The Purpose

  • Analyze current workforce landscape and the HR implications for the strategic business objectives.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Understand how workforce trends impact the current and future workforces.
  • Clearly identify HR implications of strategic business objectives.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Role segmentation
  • Departmental Talent Assessment
1.2 Current landscape analysis
  • Internal and External Trends Assessment
1.3 Assess strategic business objectives to identify HR implications
  • Multi-year Workforce Estimate
  • Identified workforce implications

Module 2: Building the Strategic Workforce Plan

The Purpose

  • Build the strategic workforce plan that will enable the organization to meet its strategic business objectives.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Obtain a clear roadmap to meet the talent requirements for the organization.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Talent blueprint development
  • Departmental Talent Assessment
2.2 Gap analysis
  • Internal and External Trends Assessment
2.3 Strategic workforce plan development
  • Multi-year Workforce Estimate
  • Identified workforce implications

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