Your workforce and staffing requirements will likely be changing constantly. Keeping up with, and even staying ahead of needs, is a crucial responsibility of HR. However, all too often we see this vital activity being left behind. To be fair, many in-house HR teams struggle with Workforce Planning. Not only can you by virtue of being within the organisation itself, be too close, i.e., not seeing the wood for the trees. It often requires a strategic perspective from a specialist with skill and experience gained from working across many different organisations.
In essence, workplace planning is having the right people, in the right place, with the right capabilities at the right time. It's easy to put like this. But sadly, a lot harder to do effectively.
In terms however of its utility within a business, Workforce Planning should provide a substantial payback.
If you would like to discuss how Workplace Planning and its' application could benefit your business, get in touch. We will be glad to share our experiences and advise on what it might achieve in your business.