Strategic workforce planning: why and how to begin

Insperity

You probably have a hiring plan. But do you conduct strategic workforce planning? Perhaps the desire to increase profits in the upcoming year demands headcount adjustments, and so plans are made to grow or reduce staff, contractors or consultants. Develop an action plan.

Driving Innovative Business Models through Workforce Planning

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Workforce planning is one of the most critical competencies for an HR organization. Workforce planning can help a business answer questions ranging from how many people it needs, where they should be located, what jobs they should do, how much they should be paid, and even whether they should be working for your company. That’s where workforce planning comes in. My previous post discusses the fundamentals of workforce planning.

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Case Study: Strategic Workforce Planning for Rail Infrastructure Managers

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This requires tremendous changes in the current workforce. In this case study, strategic workforce planning is applied to solve this national problem, impacting millions of commuters. Planning for the future. Rob van Dijk is an experienced people analytics consultant.

A Guide to Strategic Workforce Planning

Analytics in HR

Workforce planning is often mentioned – but rarely explained. What is workforce planning, and how do you do it? When used well, strategic workforce planning enables HR to plan for the capabilities they need in the future. In this article, we will dive into what workforce planning is, the process, give a number of examples, and end with a toolkit on how to get started when you want to start planning your workforce.

The 5 Steps of Analytics-Driven Workforce Planning

Analytics in HR

To determine how to align and sustain these three objectives, HR uses some form of workforce planning. Unfortunately, many companies still base their talent plans on unreliable sources and methods such as using country retirement age instead of actual retirement age data, outdated benchmarks, and financial headcount budgets with no historical trends or link to business strategy, and sadly, gut feel. Here are five key steps to use analytics to inform your workforce plans: 1.

Talent Intelligence Should Be Part of Your Workforce Planning

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Workforce planning is one of the biggest challenges facing businesses today. A key step in workforce planning is conducting an environmental scan or PESTLE analysis. Using Talent Intelligence in Workforce Planning. Estimated reading time: 6 minutes.

5 Questions for Paul Hamerman on Financial and Workforce Planning

Workday

Hamerman, who will be our guest speaker in a July 18 webinar , answers five key questions that we believe organizations should consider when exploring workforce and financial planning approaches in today’s business world. . How are organizations using workforce planning to help their organizations grow and thrive in today’s economy? There are several established use cases for workforce planning and modeling capabilities. Paul Hamerman. Paul D.

A New Workforce Planning Model: Why Position Management Is Flawed

Visier

Given that people costs make up the largest chunk of the operating expenses for a typical organization, getting the workforce plan right is fundamental to good corporate fiscal health. As a best practice, workforce planning should be continuous. Organizational changes that are key to delivering the business plan. The Human Layer of Workforce Cost Management. Salary values are assigned to the 10 positions and that is the team’s total workforce budget.

5 Strategic Workforce Planning Tips

TalenX

Strategic workforce planning has become the latest buzzword in HR circles, with more companies adopting a strategic view of workforce planning and recruitment. However, very few companies truly know what it means to be “strategic” in their workforce planning activities.

Workforce Planning in 2021: The Agility Muscle Continues to Flex

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Customer needs changed on a dime, and that meant workforces also needed to adapt for businesses to stay alive–and even thrive. Agile workforce planning actions to take in 2021. It also requires r egular workforce planning conversations with business leaders, especially Finance.

Top 5 Workforce Planning Tools

TalenX

When it comes to delivering real business insights, providing a holistic view of the workforce, increasing productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness, and aligning talent and business strategies, nothing does it better than workforce planning. What is a workforce planning tool?

From Workforce Management to Optimization: The Evolving Roles of HR and Operations

Workday

On top of losing jobs, the pandemic forced many workers to leave the workforce. Among the most successful are those that have embraced workforce optimization. How does that differ from workforce management? That’s where workforce optimization enters the picture.

Evolution or Extinction: 4 Ways to Make Your Workforce Plans Future-Ready

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Workforce planning is one of the best levers to navigate this unpredictability, but the traditional approach—which is owned by Finance, cost-driven, and happening only once a year—isn’t fit for a world that’s changing fast, and going to continue doing so.

11 HR Analytics Courses Online

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This article lists the eleven best HR analytics courses in the world today. Getting started with HR analytics – also called People Analytics – is a big step for a lot of people and organizations. An HR analytics course that answers these questions can be invaluable. Courses range from top-level analytics knowledge, to actually doing analytics, basic statistical knowledge, HR data and metrics, and more. 2: People analytics – University of Pennsylvania.

The Role Of HR Analytics In Workforce Planning

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An unprecedented increase in job openings shows that the demand for talent is forcing companies to plan better and recruit better. Workforce planning and HR analytics have become a key focus point for HR professionals around the world, as they confront new challenges in finding and retaining the right employees. Companies cannot hire fast enough to keep up with their workforce demands.”. The challenge of workforce planning.

Why HR Needs Data-Driven Workforce Planning to Avoid Talent Shortfalls

Visier

We are in an unprecedented war for talent: companies cannot hire fast enough to keep up with their workforce demands. “Companies cannot hire fast enough to keep up with their workforce demands” – @VisierAnalytics Click To Tweet. Companies recognized that without a plan for how to address their workforce needs, they put their entire company at risk of going out of business or being sold off. The Better Way to Do Workforce Planning.

Reforecasting Amid Upheaval: Best Practices for Financial and Workforce Planning

Workday

If your role includes financial planning and analysis, you likely had just completed your 2020 revenue, headcount, hiring, opex, and capex forecasts, only to find that COVID-19 rendered them moot. Execs are Focused on Scenario Planning and Reforecasting.

Automated Workforce Planning: Tactical or Strategic?

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An organization’s workforce is also, however, its most expensive asset, and workforce management (the development of employees, retention of skilled talent, etc.) In a recent Aberdeen report , 60% of all organizations reported a need to improve workforce planning capabilities as a driver of their total workforce management efforts. The adoption of automated workforce management solutions though (as with other tech solutions) has been slow among organizations.

Build vs. Rent: Don’t Crash on the Do-It-Yourself Iceberg for People Analytics

Visier

“Build vs. Rent” is a common dichotomy in technology buying, but what does it mean when applied to people analytics? The race to adopt people analytics is heating up: according to the Bersin by Deloitte HR Technology Disruptions for 2018 report , “people analytics is now a must-have discipline within HR and business.”. But, as more and more HR organizations grow their analytics function, I’ve noticed that not all journeys are the same.

Strategic Workforce Planning in 3-2-1

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Strategic workforce planning (SWP) is a commonly used term for a multitude of approaches to achieve a singular goal: having enough employees of sufficient quality in the future. In this article, I will explain the four most common pitfalls of workforce planning and how to avoid them using a relatively simple methodology. Existing processes and cycles can contribute to such transparency, strengthened with data and analytics. HR Analytics

The Future of Workforce Planning

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One of the best investments organizations can make toward the satisfaction of their employees is in workforce planning technology and process improvements. Workforce planning examines the entire employee lifecycle and determines how to best recruit, grow, deploy, optimize, and retain employees. Workforce planning minimizes the likelihood that employees, teams, and organizations will have their needs unmet.

7 Steps For Successful Strategic Workforce Planning

TalenX

Research shows that companies which strategically recruit a diverse workforce, are 15%-35% more likely to have better financial returns compared to companies that don’t have such a diverse workforce. What is strategic workforce planning?

Top 5 Benefits of Strategic Workforce Planning

TalenX

Like many other companies, you may be considering implementing strategic workforce planning in your organization. Strategic workforce planning helps you align your hiring processes with your company’s mission and vision. Strategic workforce planning can help you here.

How people analytics can help your business

Insperity

As a concept, people analytics (or human capital analytics) has been around for years. Yet, if you’re like most businesses, the idea of incorporating advanced analytics into your HR practice is fairly new. What is people analytics? Who can use people analytics?

Workforce Planning in 2019: 4 Trends to Watch

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In an ever-evolving business environment, it’s challenging for companies to plan ahead and anticipate their future needs. That said, a strategic workforce plan can ensure you’re prepared for what’s next and that all the right talent and skills are in place to help your company thrive. There are many benefits to effective workforce planning—as well as many reasons why poor workforce planning can stunt your growth. Fast-growing remote workforce.

Workforce Planning: How CHROs Recruit and Retain Top HR Teams

Eightfold

No longer simply a business function with which to build a workforce, HR is transforming into a critical strategic business partner responsible for helping companies set and achieve business goals. The role of human resources in organizations is evolving. .

How Hershey Used Data to Increase Retention Rates and Improve Workforce Planning

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In order to proactively plan for hiring needs ahead of time, Hershey needed a systematic process to predict attrition. And that’s exactly what Sean Kirlin , Senior Manager of HR Operations & Systems, and Emilie Thomas , Director of Advanced Analytics, set out to build with their teams at Hershey. Sean and Emilie embraced people analytics because they knew how to drive results with data: now they’re putting those skills into action. “We Improving workforce planning.

What is People Analytics and How Do I Get Started?

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How to use people analytics to make better decisions–faster. At the same time, the volume of workforce data continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, but merely having this data isn’t enough to succeed. Here’s what you need need to know about how to get started with people analytics.

What is HR Analytics?

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The question “what is HR analytics?” is asked by a lot of HR professionals who want to get started with people analytics. In this post, we will explain what HR analytics is and how it will shape businesses in the future. HR analytics holds a promise to change all of this. Whether that’s true or not is a second – but a lot of the above can be resolved in becoming more data-driven and analytical savvy. What is HR analytics? HR analytics in literature.

6 Areas Where People Analytics Can Help HR Get Ahead

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According to one recent report , 90% of businesses now say that data and analytics are key to their organization’s digital transformation initiatives. Furthermore, 73% say that people analytics will be a major priority for their company over the next five years.

5 Steps to Avoid Talent Shortfalls Using Data-Driven Workforce Planning

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a big postwar question, and ushered in an era of new revolutionary practices, such as coaching, job rotation, 360-degree feedback, high-potential tracks, and succession planning. Companies with poor workforce planning were at risk of going out of business or being sold off. As a result, almost all large companies dedicated an entire department to workforce planning, and HR played a powerful role.

5 Essential Workforce Planning Tools for any HR professional

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Workforce planning tools are an essential part of the HR professional’s toolkit. In this article we’ll go over 5 strategic workforce planning tools, explain their use and give examples and excel templates on how to use them. What are workforce planning tools? Workforce planning tools are instruments that help analyze current capabilities and future needs for the employee population. Strategic workforce planning map.

Workforce planning strategies to meet the federal hiring freeze

HR Times

Will the hiring freeze issued on January 22, 2017, by the White House be part of a longer-term strategy to reshape the federal workforce? How will a reshaped workforce impact agencies’ abilities to support operations and mission needs? Complicating this issue is the Presidential Memorandum calling upon the OMB and OPM to create a “long-term plan to reduce the size of the federal Government’s workforce through attrition” by April 22.

Workforce Analytics Move Beyond HR

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Workforce analytics have traditionally focused on HR’s use of them when their value can actually have significant overall business impacts. Realizing this, more business leaders are demanding insights into workforce dynamics to unearth insights that weren’t apparent before. The availability of more people analytics tools enables businesses to understand their workforces in greater detail than ever before. Analytics News & Blogs

8 Benefits of Using People Analytics

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How people analytics drives value across the spectrum of the employee lifecycle. People analytics is the difference between guessing and making fact-based decisions. Why people analytics is crucial. This process is at the heart of effective people analytics strategies.

Using people analytics to improve health care performance

HR Times

Health care providers tend to lag other industries in the adoption of new business processes and technologies, and we find this to be consistent in the industry’s use of big data and analytics to improve organization performance. Yet, the successful use of data analytics in other industries could indicate that it’s time for health care systems to up their game. Using data to drive more effective health care workforce planning.

Developing a Talent Analytics Function: Build, Buy, or Borrow

Lighthouse

I’m currently in the midst of a research project examining how some of the best and brightest companies in the world hire people analytics talent. Building a people analytics team for the first time isn’t like hiring a new administrative assistant or a new accountant. In addition, building a need for analytics usage is similar to building the business case for strategic workforce planning. Use Case 1: Building People Analytics Talent.