Strategic Workforce Planning is an extension to the existing concepts of talent management but deals with the future planning of talent and fast pace of change that affects this.
At its core, it is about aligning the talent and business strategy and linking the planning, analysis and development of both. This strategic approach to talent planning is starting to occur in the global market and is gathering pace as the right solution for organisations who want to think about their talent in a more strategic way.
Strategic workforce planning (SWP) involves proactively identifying your organisation's long-term business needs and developing an effective workforce plan to meet them. Yet despite its business-critical nature, many organisations do not understand the value of SWP or how to deliver it.
This course gives you the skills needed to lead in this area of organisational development. You will learn how to align your people resources with the organisation's business plan by getting the right people in the right place, at the right time, with the right skills.
The Strategic Workforce Planning training coures is designed to enable learners to:
Understand the importance of workforce planning and the benefits to the business, the organisation and its goals
Understand the steps in the workforce planning process
Apply simple statistical and research methods for workforce analysis and identify the links between business demand forecasts and workforce supply needs
Understand their labour market context
Explore how workforce planning could work in their organisation
Identify the links between workforce planning and other HR strategies, tools and technologies (e.g. talent management strategies, recruitment, retention, etc.)
Plan the identification and collation of workforce planning data for their organisation
This Strategic Workforce Planning Course is ideal for
HR managers and senior HR professionals.
Business leaders trying to understand how to better articulate the “how to” of strategy to key stakeholder groups, and what people actions need to be addressed
Partners involved in supplying against this need – Resourcing, Talent and succession, L&D and HR business partners (either at ‘Head of’ or practitioner level)
Those tasked with business planning, budgeting or organisational development objectives.