3 Resources for Informing Workforce Planning | Gartner

Workforce Planning

If you find value in resources like these, you can sign up for my free weekly newsletter, Talent Edge Weekly. Here are 3 Gartner resources providing insights into various aspects of strategic workforce planning (SWP). Assessing 11 Talent Risks. Covers 3 steps for assessing talent risks to help guide SWP. Table 1 includes examples of …

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A New Pillar of Workforce Planning | SHRM HR Magazine Fall 2023

Workforce Planning

Many organizations are increasingly embracing skills-based strategic workforce planning (SWP). Nevertheless, transitioning to skills-based SWP can be a lengthy endeavor, particularly as numerous organizations lack a shared language for discussing and organizing skills. And in instances where a common language does exist, tracking skills and their fluctuations can prove to be a formidable task. However, as highlighted …

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Identify Critical Roles to Improve Performance | MIT Sloan Management Review

Workforce Planning

As work becomes more fluid and less predictable, there has been a much-needed shift in organizing and planning work beyond the limitations of jobs and roles. While this transition remains imperative, it’s important to recognize that many organizations still use at least a segment of jobs and roles as the basis for talent practices, such as …

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Organizational Design and Workforce Planning: Core Capabilities to Become a Quantified Organization | Deloitte Blog: Capital H

Workforce Planning

Workforce planning (WP) remains a priority for organizations, but many practitioners still struggle with its implementation. A Gartner survey of Chief HR Officers reveals that only 28% feel confident in their organizations’ WP approach. Mercer’s 2022 Global Talent Trends study highlights WP as a top concern for business and HR leaders. Concurrently, organizations are embracing new forms of organizational …

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The State of Organizations 2023 Report | McKinsey & Company

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This newly released 92-page report shares insights on 10 organizational shifts businesses face today—all of which have implications for talent, leadership, and culture. The shifts, which are summarized on pages 6-7, impact talent areas such as employee value proposition, talent attraction and retention, hybrid and remote work, and diversity and inclusion, to name a few. …

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Leveraging Data for More Influential Workforce Planning | Gartner

Workforce Planning

Strategic workforce planning (SWP) is a priority for many organizations, yet SWP practitioners often struggle to implement SWP in their firms. According to a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study of 32 HR practices, SWP is among the top three practices with the most significant gaps between the importance organizations place on the capability and their ability to …

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Were All These Layoffs Inevitable? Perhaps, But Here’s How It Happened | Josh Bersin

Workforce Planning

A few weeks ago, I began to track job cuts and layoffs announced by several organizations since the start of 2023. And last week, I shared a Fortune article that points out how many organizations announcing layoffs offer a similar reason for these cuts: “In the wake of the pandemic, we experienced growth in demand and increased our workforce to fulfill that …

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3 Resources for Being Intentional About Contingent Workforce Management | Multiple Resources

Workforce Planning

Contingent workers—freelance, contract, gig, and temporary—are a vital and growing workforce segment. These workers help organizations enable the “borrow” component of their strategic workforce planning (SWP) and offer several benefits, such as flexibility and fast access to talent and resources as work demand changes. Despite these benefits, SWP processes often focus primarily on internal workers …

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Scenario Planning: Strategy, Steps, and Practical Examples | Oracle Netsuite

Workforce Planning

As several organizations conduct layoffs and job cuts, it reinforces the importance of strategic workforce planning and one tool it relies on: scenario planning (SP). SP is a practice that helps organizations envision, describe, and plan for possible but uncertain and alternative futures they may face. These scenarios are informed by factors such as economic growth, …

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Can Deconstructing Jobs into Tasks Help Redeploy Workers Impacted by Layoffs? | Brian Heger

Workforce Planning

Many HR teams are working to shift their organizations to skills-based talent practices—where practices (e.g., workforce planning, hiring, etc.) are based primarily on skills rather than just jobs. However, research by Deloitte shows that fewer than one in five organizations have successfully adopted skills-based talent practices to a significant extent.  To make meaningful progress in …

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