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Title: Here’s Why Every Organisation Needs Strategic Workforce Planning


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Heres Why Every Organisation Needs Strategic
Workforce Planning
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  • Amongst all the core operations and duties that
    HR teams within every organisation is responsible
    for, workforce planning is one of the core
    fundamentals.
  • Sustainable. high-performing organisations are
    always a testament to the absolute need for, and
    positive impact of, strategic workforce planning
    on delivering high quality business outcomes over
    time.

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  • While many organisations engage in elements of
    workforce planning, and address aspects that look
    at subsets of overall workforce shape, cost,
    capability and capacity to align with current and
    future business needs, they are still struggling
    to be successful at achieving a holistic outcome
    that demonstrates a tight alignment between
    business and workforce plans.

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  • The message here is dont give up. Its hard
    because its complex and requires structure,
    judgement, discipline and persistence in order to
    work. However, the broad and deep benefits
    associated with workforce planning make it
    essential that organisations who want to
    successfully stay the journey, realise their
    potential and deliver on their objectives need to
    have in place a workforce plan that is fit for
    purpose for their business.

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  • Put the other way around, management teams that
    dont have a workforce plan in place that tightly
    links business and workforce objectives and
    outcomes are deploying what's usually, for most
    businesses, their biggest expense without knowing
    if its properly structured and sustainable into
    the future.

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  • Having said that, set out below are some
    suggestions about some key areas to think about
    in terms of workforce planning and why its
    important
  • Ensure sustainability and business continuity
  • Reduce risk associated with workforce capacity
    and capability
  • Manage employee costs
  • Deliver better outcomes for clients
  • Identify workforce skills requirements
    including changes into the future.

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Eliminate unwanted surprises
  • Workforce planning needs to be a proactive
    process that involves planning ahead effectively
    to avoid/minimise potential workforce talent
    shortages or surpluses.
  • In addition, by forecasting the talent needs as
    well as the available or required supply of
    talent, HR can easily avoid urgent hiring and
    layoffs that tend to affect the core operations,
    reputation and productivity of the business.

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Streamline business cycles
  • Every business cycle has periods of growth and
    recession. Determining a customised approach to
    deal with different of the business cycle helps
    prepare the organisation for changing phases and
    keep business operations running at peak
    efficiency.
  • With appropriate procedures to be implemented in
    both good and bad times, the organisation can
    meet intended production goals while preventing
    project delays and unfavourable outcomes.

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Identify skill gaps in the workforce
  • Not only does a good workforce planning
    assessment assist in hiring new employees and
    determining appropriate staffing needs, but it
    also helps to put in place proper employee
    development initiatives identifying and
    addressing skill gaps in the current workforce.

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Identify skill gaps in the workforce
  • With a well-though out system in place to
    identify employee needs and link this to budgets
    and performance management schemes, it becomes
    easier to apply organisational resources to known
    areas of need.

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Conclusion
  • Workforce planning is not just limited to
    identifying, recruiting and deploying the right
    employees but also analysing current and future
    workforce needs and goals to keep the business
    operating at peak efficiency.
  • Laying out a strategic workforce plan might seem
    intimidating at first but when implemented
    appropriately it can yield rewarding results for
    the organisation. Remember, without a workforce
    plan your biggest expense and asset is not being
    efficiently and effectively used.

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