BOOK: Agile Workforce Planning: How to Align People with Organizational Strategy for Improved Performance | Adam Gibson

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As legacy strategic workforce planning (SWP) approaches continue to become less effective in an environment of constant change and unpredictability, the release of Adam Gibson’s new book on agile SWP is timely and much needed. Adam explains how firms can use agile SWP to align and reorganize talent quickly as business needs change. Various topics are covered, such as forecasting organizational demand for people, resources and skills, and analyzing the gap between supply and demand. It includes several ideas on filling supply and demand gaps through buy, borrow, build, and bot strategies and offers considerations when deciding which strategy to use. This pragmatic book is replete with ideas supported by case studies from companies like Apple, Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, NATO, and the UK National Health Service. Regardless of your role, I consider this essential reading for HR practitioners since the insights can enable the alignment and execution of business strategy, organizational capabilities, and talent strategy. Special thanks to Adam and Lydia Cronin (Kogan Page Publishers) for providing me with an advanced copy of the book to review.

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