Strategic Workforce Planning

Is your Strategy Future Proof or Future Ready?

Lisa Danels
published on November 12, 2018

If there is one common theme to be drawn from among dozens of expert predictions about our future workplace, then it is that – in the future, our workplaces and the workforce that inhabit it will be agile.

As a recent study by Accenture cites, executives estimate that in three years, 44 percent of the workforce will be comprised of contractors and/or temporary internal positions. And 79 percent of this liquid workforce will be aligned to dynamic projects, rather than static job functions.
This one development alone can upend our established practices in selecting, hiring and managing talent. If you are in the business of running a business, you want to improve your ability to allocate valuable resources with a view on better business outcomes.

Scenario-based strategic workforce planning combines a silo-busting, cross-functional process with a customizable and scalable analytics platform to give your business strategy the workforce enabler it needs for success. Strategic workforce planning is the reality check on whether your organization has the capacity and the capability to deliver the business strategy. An imbalance in the “right people at the right time, place and cost” equation can significantly impact your competitive success.

This dynamic approach does not work on the idea of a “perfect future”, instead it translates critical business judgment to consider a range of possible scenarios – allowing you to prepare a truly agile approach for the future.

This includes considering:
> What will be the impact of the change in regulations and policies?
> What will be the impact of future demand scenarios or different supply options?
> Which action areas will offer priority results to your business?

So, is your business and talent strategy future ready?
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