Automated Workforce Planning: Tactical or Strategic?

China Gorman

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. Automated workforce management solutions can also help to reduce unplanned overtime.

Workforce Planning for Your Next Fiscal Year in a Time of Uncertainty


While it is challenging to have strategic business conversations around budget, staffing and headcount while we are working in a time of uncertainty, we still have to be able to plan for our company’s future. We also have experience in change management. Planning.


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6 Ways to Overcome the Obstacles of Workforce Planning


The workforce is evolving. An organization’s workforce planning efforts are now more important than ever before. There are a whole host of benefits that come with strategic workforce planning, from helping the company ensure the right people are in the right roles, to improving efficiency, new hire onboarding, and employee engagement. However, despite the wide array of benefits that come with it, many organizations still struggle with workforce planning.

Successful People Analytics Change Management Starts with the Right Vision and Goals

Visier - Talent Acquisition

Outsmart, the leading people analytics and workforce planning conference, takes place online on May 5-6, 2021. A solid change management strategy is woven into many of the success stories you’ll hear at Outsmart so we’re excited to bring you this article on the topic.

How Automated Workforce Planning Can Free Managers For Strategic Tasks

TLNT: The Business of HR

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 ( Bottom Line Reasons For a Total Workforce Management Strategy ), 60 percent of all organizations reported a need to improve workforce planning capabilities as a driver of their total workforce management efforts.

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? On January 31, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued further guidance to help agencies understand the fairly long list of authorized exemptions.

Oracle Invites Leaders to Discuss Strategic Workforce Planning Strategies in the Face of COVID-19

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

At the same time, HR has also taken on a new role, moving beyond traditional recruiting, talent, and performance management into areas such as contact tracing, mental health, and workplace safety. Sign up for the webinar.

Tip of the Week: Change Management Practices that Drive Workforce Planning


Workforce planning is a strategic approach to developing human capital capabilities. It is proactive, it is quantitative, and it requires the ability to translate future business requirements into future workforce requirements. Therefore, in order to be successful, change needs to happen on two levels within an organization. The first is within the HR function itself, […].

6 Training Ideas for a Smoother HR Technology Rollout


If users feel frustrated and uncertain while using a new tool, such as a workforce intelligence (WFI) solution , they may return to the old methods of figuring out their HR data despite how antiquated or cumbersome they are. When I led the training during the roll out of the Visier Workforce Intelligence solution to City of Edmonton employees, I wanted to ensure that every lesson I prepared would make mastering the self-service analytics solution easy and uncomplicated.

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

Linkedin Talent Blog

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. We needed a way to make talent planning into a cyclical and predictable process to ensure continuity across our business” Emilie says. Number of managers.

Workday Podcast: Getting in on the Act with Active Planning


Making a plan isn’t typically the hard part, but sticking to it is. Today, technology can enable active planning, which is updated continuously and can guide the business. I talked to Kerman Lau, vice president of financial planning and analysis at Adaptive Insights, about active planning: what it is, why it matters, and what successful planning looks like. Listen on SoundCloud: Workday Podcast: Getting in on the Act with Active Planning.

The Learning Revolution – Reskilling

Career Partners International

Whilst the pandemic has put the spotlight on the importance of skills that nurture a fragile and virtual workforce, technology before this was the primary impetus for the realisation and need to evolve the talent pool and bring new skills to the table. Attrition Management.

5 Ways to Adapt to an Aging Workforce

Career Partners International

In today’s environment of rapid change, forward-thinking organizations recognize the need for strategic workforce planning. However, there is one cohort that is often overlooked in workforce planning – the older worker or “late-stage careerist.”

AAA NCNU: On the Road to Planning Nirvana


We spoke recently with Dustin Cramer, vice president of financial planning and analysis at AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah (NCNU), which provides automotive, insurance, and travel services to more than 5.7 Cramer shared his thoughts on the company’s new approach to budgeting and planning with Workday. How has the business landscape changed for AAA NCNU, and how has your Workday journey evolved?

The Business Case for Outplacement

Career Partners International

In today’s business environment, change is inevitable and can result in some tough choices. Periods of change can sometimes result in poor productivity. Change naturally makes people feel anxious and unsettled, leading them to explore the external market. Individuals all react differently to change. Typically, individuals faced with change undergo a rollercoaster of emotions from anxiety to denial to fear. Change Management Featured Insights News Outplacement

Transform your culture: Lessons from a cooperative, First Credit Union for #CeridianCXDay


By: Angie Poulsen, Human Resource Manager at First Credit Union & Insurance. Recognizing the difference is critical because, as Roberston explained, this type of conversational approach to coaching “empowers the employee to act while their manager supports them. A strong company culture simply isn’t possible without an engaged workforce. One of the tools that can significantly help employers achieve this is human capital management software.

Accelerating the transition to the future of work through M&A


Incorporating a vision of the future-state workforce into deal planning helps organizations capitalize on the disruptive change encountered during an acquisition or divestiture to accelerate workforce transformation and redefine the way work gets done. Such rapid changes to the traditional ways of doing work are requiring many organizations to build digital capabilities to meet the business challenges of the future. Who in the Workforce can do the work?

Leadership Perspective: Are Traditional Measures of Workforce Diversity Outdated?

Inpower Coaching

Despite being the #1 recruiting trend for 2018 for businesses, and despite decades of trying to improve workforce diversity demographics in the workplace, the commercial sector has made little progress. Even though there are few signs of statistical progress, the workforce diversity discussion seems to be moving on and evolving anyway. Racial and gender diversity of the workforce matters even more than gender alone. How is the workforce diversity discussion evolving?

Reorganizing for the future: Eight federal workforce perspectives

HR Times

The guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on April 12 provides additional direction to agencies, specifically around six factors to address in their plans, to include workforce reductions and cost savings. Each agency is required to submit an initial plan to OMB by June 30 with a final plan due on September 30. Federal workforce programs are many times viewed as an “easier means” to cut costs.

4 Big Workforce Changes That Will Be Driven by Technology

TLNT: The Business of HR

HR professionals everywhere have been eager in recent years to find innovative new ways that technology can improve what they do in human capital management. Whether it’s managing the daily grind of payroll and benefits or devising more comprehensive workforce plans, there are no doubt plenty of ways that more mobile and cloud-based platforms can make a difference. Best of TLNT Best practices Change management Cloud computing HR management HR Technology HR trends

Reorganizing for the future: Eight federal workforce perspectives

HR Times

The guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on April 12 provides additional direction to agencies, specifically around six factors to address in their plans, to include workforce reductions and cost savings. Each agency is required to submit an initial plan to OMB by June 30 with a final plan due on September 30. Federal workforce programs are many times viewed as an “easier means” to cut costs.

3 Things We Learned from The Age of People Analytics Report


Overall, the report found that profit margins of advanced organizations are 56% higher than those of less advanced–referred to as “emerging,” in terms of their technology, people and change management practices, in the report–while return on assets for advanced organizations is 22% higher than these emerging organizations. Building a Culture of Change Management. Change does not occur in a vacuum—in fact, it starts at the top.

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Effective People Analytics: the Importance of Taking Action

Analytics in HR

One reason is that effective, meaningful action starts with a culture change. Our brilliant Visier customers almost always need to engage in some form of change management ( I’ve compiled leading practices for this here ).

Oracle Invites HR Leaders to Discuss Implementing Business Change in the New Normal

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

Leaders face new issues , including how to manage workforces, navigate risk, and negotiate workplace safety. On one hand, businesses need to understand that the office has changed and employees require a level of safety and cleanliness to feel safe.

What to Expect From Outsmart 2020

Visier - Talent Acquisition

In two weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to join HR and people analytics practitioners from all over the world for two days of people analytics and workforce planning learning. . Read on to see what else we’ve got planned to inspire you and help you connect with others in the industry!

3 HR Roles of the Future

Digital HR Tech

We talk a lot about how technology is changing the world of work. 15% believes the most important (soft) skills to develop in 2019 are problem-solving, problem analysis, change management and negotiation abilities. Strategic workforce planning. 10% of the survey respondents indicated strategic workforce planning as their most required skill to develop. Design thinking & stakeholder management. One of them being succession planning.

7 Skills HR Technologists Will Need in the Next Eight Years


This has been true as long as the workplace has existed, but what has changed is how fast technology is disrupting the way we live and work. Technology impacts all of us personally in how we communicate, make purchases, plan travel, find love, discover a great restaurant, or get a ride across town. The disruption to how we work has been just as profound, and it has led to changes in the very nature of work and the skills that the HR Technologist of the future will need.

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The Skills to Reskill

HRO Today

The accelerating pace of technological change is exacerbating the talent dilemma, shortening the shelf life of skills and shifting the demands of work in the digital age. Employers have begun to make efforts to develop their workforce’s skills but more progress is needed.

Case Studies: How Companies Use People Analytics to Achieve Results

Visier - Talent Acquisition

While there is countless evidence from research that people analytics and workforce planning deliver value to organizations , there is still the question of “how” exactly this value is achieved. Taking effective action starts with a culture change and change management to achieve it.

Secure the Right HR Business Partner Manager for the Future


This week, I do the same for the strategic and data-driven HR Business Partner Manager ( template available here ). The key to transforming the role of HRBPs is putting the right HRBP Manager in charge of this team. Download the HRBP Manager job description here. This manager (or director even) is likely within HR Services or HR Operations and sits either at a corporate or country-level. HRBP Managers understand how to sponsor the right analytics project.

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The HR Opportunity for 2021

CCI Consulting

Nobody really believed that turning the calendar page to January 1, 2021 would bring significant and immediate change to the world we found ourselves in for most of last year. But the entire workforce will not work from home forever.

When People Analytics grows up

Analytics in HR

We have all seen maturity models for Analytics, and they tend to focus mostly on the sophistication of analytics techniques, because they are generic data-science-maturity models applied to the HR and Management area (i.e. I have previously written a post about why that model is incomplete, and why having a strong business focus and grounding People Analytics in Social Science, change management and common sense is a better approach.

10 Assignments for Human Resources Managers to Develop Future Skills


The Covid-19 pandemic has put tremendous pressure on organizations to change the way they operate. Present a digital transformation strategy to top management. HR managers should be at the center of the conversation to understand future needs, analyze current gaps, and design a plan.

A-Z HR Gurus of Q4 2018: See the Current Experts in Human Resources


Our 2018 Q4 HR experts collectively encompass knowledge and skills across HR technology, culture, global and offshore workforce planning, transformative recruitment, org design, digitalisation and administration. But the most popular theme across the 2018 Q4 list is Change Management. One of the biggest mistakes I see organizations make today is how they handle change. Anum fatima , HR Manager at Altayyar Overseas Employment Promoter.

How people analytics can help your business


That’s important because HR analytics can help business leaders at companies of all sizes make thoughtful, data-driven choices when planning their HR strategies. To help you get some answers, let’s take a closer look at how HR analytics can better your workforce. Workforce modeling.

How to Organize Global Payroll During M&A Activity


While there are many reasons for this, varying from the challenge of managing multiple branch offices to incompatible cross-border IT infrastructures and a wealth of local and country regulations, one area that is often overlooked is the part payroll plays in the success or failure of a merger.

Managing Transformation and Changes Using People Analytics

Digital HR Tech

We are living in a world that is changing at a lightning pace and overloaded with information, continual technological revolutions, and uncertainty, like the phase we all are going through with Covid-19. As a result, they need to continuously adapt the way they managed the business before.