Scenario Planning Worksheet for Workforce Planning | Brian Heger

Workforce Planning

Does your organization’s strategic workforce planning (SWP) consider different scenarios? While SWP for one scenario is challenging enough to execute, preparing for multiple scenarios through SP can enable organizations to respond more effectively when situations change. And although SP has varying levels of sophistication, simply discussing scenarios and responses can be a good start. This worksheet can …

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Can You Answer These 6 Questions Related to Your Organization’s Strategic Workforce Planning? | Brian Heger

Workforce Planning

If you find value in content like this, sign up for my Talent Edge Weekly newsletter. Strategic workforce planning (SWP) remains a priority for many organizations, yet practitioners still struggle to implement it effectively. One reason for this challenge is the overwhelming nature of deciding where to begin. In such instances, simple frameworks can provide invaluable guidance. This one-page …

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Talent Acquisition and Strategic Workforce Planning: A Powerful Partnership | The Conference Board

Workforce Planning

If you find value in content like this, sign up for the Talent Edge Weekly newsletter. It’s free! Strategic workforce planning (SWP) is a priority for many leaders, but its implementation poses challenges for numerous organizations. A recent 28-page report by BCG and WFPMA evaluating 32 HR and talent practices revealed that SWP ranks second out of …

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Why Do Companies Hire Too Many People? | Josh Bersin

Talent Acquisition Workforce Planning

One indicator of ineffective workforce planning is the tendency to overhire, where organizations mistakenly employ more workers than needed. Overhiring results in increased costs, diminished productivity (as revenue per employee declines), and heightened pressure on managers and teams tasked with supporting a larger workforce. This supply and demand imbalance often leads to reactive measures, such as job cuts and …

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Work, Workforce, Workers: Reinvented in The Age of Generative AI | Accenture

Workforce Planning

Both strategic workforce planning (SWP) and AI in the workplace are currently commanding the attention of numerous organizations. Despite being frequently addressed separately, there is a strong interconnection between both topics. For example, AI has the potential to automate specific work tasks performed by workers, creating an opportunity for organizations to free up worker capacity. Said differently, while …

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The End of Jobs: Paradoxes of Job Deconstruction in Organizations | Academy of Management Perspectives

Talent Management Workforce Planning

This forthcoming manuscript, slated for publication in the 2024 issue of the Journal of Academy of Management Perspectives, covers the emerging concept of “job deconstruction,” which involves breaking down roles into tasks and projects to match workers based on their skill sets. The article addresses several challenges (and paradoxes) in deconstructing jobs into tasks and examines how organizations can navigate these …

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Use GenAI to Improve Scenario Planning | Harvard Business Review

Workforce Planning

The recent 28-page report by BCG and WFPMA, focusing on 32 HR and people management practices, highlights strategic workforce planning (SWP) as the second most ‘urgent’ practice— representing a significant gap between the practice’s importance and organizations’ capability to implement it effectively. One contributing factor to this gap is the increasing necessity for organizations to integrate scenario planning (SP) into their workforce planning. SP helps organizations envision, describe, …

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Meet Business Outcomes by Evolving to Strategic Workforce Planning | Deloitte

Workforce Planning

Many organizations are evolving from traditional operational workforce planning to strategic workforce planning (SWP). As highlighted in this Deloitte paper, operational workforce planning focuses on current and near-term workforce supply and demand, whereas SWP explores “what if” scenarios, taking into account new strategic initiatives, mergers and acquisitions, organizational design, and location strategy, among others. In other words, strategic …

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Rethinking Work and the Workplace – Fall 2023 Issue | People + Strategy

Workforce Planning Workforce Trends

The 70-page Fall 2023 issue of People + Strategy includes articles on workplace topics like performance management, generations in the workplace, leadership transitions, and return-to-office. Two articles have implications for workforce planning: 1) The Pixelated Workforce Has Arrived…Are We Ready? (starts on p. 22). This article by Josh Bersin discusses the transformation of the workforce into the “Pixelated Workforce,” marked by …

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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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