Plan Your Workforce Without the Limitations of Roles | Gartner

Workforce Planning

As work becomes increasingly fluid and less predictable, many HR and talent practitioners continue to find practical ways to help their firms organize and plan “work” beyond the limitations of “jobs.” Several thought leaders have provided ideas and guidance on how to make this shift. In his article, From Workforce to Work-task Planning, Dave Ulrich discusses the practice …

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Critical Roles (As Well as Skills) Still Play an Important Role in Workforce Planning | Brian Heger

Workforce Planning

An organization’s ability to identify and plan for its critical roles—sometimes called pivotal roles — is an essential component of workforce planning and talent management. And while there has been a much-needed shift in expanding our view of “work” beyond the limitations of roles (e.g., skills and tasks), critical roles can still play an essential …

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Using Scenario Planning to Enable Strategic Workforce Planning | Multiple Resources

Workforce Planning

Strategic workforce planning (SWP) continues to be elusive for many organizations. According to a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study of 32 HR and talent 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 deliver it effectively. And while there are various …

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Talent Disruption: Strategic Workforce Planning in the Age of Labor Shortages | Harvard Business Review Analytics Services

Workforce Planning

The number of independent workers—those doing gig, contract, or freelance work—continues to grow. According to a new McKinsey article on independent workers, “36 percent of employed respondents—equivalent to 58 million Americans when extrapolated from the representative sample—identify as independent workers—a notable increase from the same survey’s estimate of 27 percent in 2016.” As the share of workers that prefer …

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Podcast: How Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) Contributes to Business Success | Digital HR Leaders Podcast

Podcast | Webinar Workforce Planning

Many leaders recognize the critical role of strategic workforce planning (SWP) in executing organizational strategy. Yet, SWP practitioners continue to face challenges in implementing SWP in their firms. I covered a few of these challenges in my 2019 People + Strategy article on SWP,  such as making SWP too complex to be practically executed. As SWP …

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How to Leverage 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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Two Resources for Driving Strategic Workforce Planning Through Scenario Planning | Xplane and Gartner

Workforce Planning

As organizations prioritize strategic workforce planning (SWP), scenario planning can help improve the effectiveness of their SWP efforts. Scenario planning (SP) helps envision, describe, and plan for possible—but alternative—futures an organization may face. These scenarios are generated by considering factors such as economic growth, labor market conditions, and the introduction of new technologies, to name a few. …

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Build a Business Case for Strategic Workforce Planning: Customizable Presentation for HR Leaders | Gartner

Workforce Planning

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

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Using Scenario Planning as Inflation Continues to Rise | Deloitte Reference

Workforce Planning

As inflation persists, workers’ real wages and buying power continue to decline despite wage growth. In the U.S. alone, consumer inflation is up 8.6% in May 2022 compared to May 2021—its highest level since December 1981. And with little signs of this trend slowing down soon, organizations are increasingly concerned about the impact inflation will have …

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Webinar: Imagining Work Without Jobs | MIT Sloan Management Review

Podcast | Webinar Workforce Planning

In this new one-hour on-demand webinar conducted on April 27, 2022, Ravin Jesuthasan and John W. Boudreau share ideas from their book, Work without Jobs: How to Reboot Your Organization’s Work Operating System (released March 29, 2022). The main point of their book is that organizations must embrace a new “work operating system” that deconstructs or unpacks jobs into …

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