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Strategic Workforce Planning

Strategic Workforce Planning

Developing Optimized Talent Strategies for Future Growth

Ross Sparkman


Align staff, skills and resources to meet both the short-term goals and long-term aims of your organization with this practical guide.

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About the book

Strategic Workforce Planning is a practical guide to effectively assessing, managing and preparing for current and future workforce requirements. It demystifies the often complex and seemingly technical world of strategic workforce planning to explain what it is, why it's necessary and most importantly, how to do it.

Packed full of advice and real-world examples, Strategic Workforce Planning is a playbook for workforce planning from beginning to end. It will enable HR professionals to answer core business questions including how do I analyze future hiring demand? How do I assess what skills will be required in the future? How should I prioritize investments like training and development? How do I assess the supply of talent around the world? How do I identify the business drivers that impact workforce demand? It also covers the impact of artificial intelligence (AI), automation and machine learning on the global workforce and how to deal with these implications. Whether you're a start-up, small business or a large corporate, this book will show you how to align people strategy with company strategy to ensure your organization maintains its competitive advantage.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: What is Strategic Workforce Planning?;
    • Chapter - 02: Why Workforce and Corporate Strategies Should Be Aligned;
    • Chapter - 03: Understanding Workforce Demand;
    • Chapter - 04: Understanding Workforce Supply;
    • Chapter - 05: Understanding Workforce Segments;
    • Chapter - 06: Understanding Total Cost of the Workforce;
    • Chapter - 07: Assessing Current and Future Skill Requirements;
    • Chapter - 08: Developing a Workforce Strategy;
    • Chapter - 09: Developing a Workforce Location Strategy;
    • Chapter - 10: Analyzing Buy Versus Build Workforce Strategies;
    • Chapter - 11: Developing Workforce Strategies for Different Industries;
    • Chapter - 12: Workforce Strategies in the Public Sector;
    • Chapter - 13: Understanding Data Systems and Requirements;
    • Chapter - 14: The Role of Change Management in Strategic Workforce Planning;
    • Chapter - 15: Bringing it All Together

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749482015
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd February 2018
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x156
  • 280 pages

About the Author

Ross Sparkman is the Head of Strategic Workforce Planning for a major technology firm where his key mandate is to create workforce forecasts and to develop optimized talent strategies for future growth. Previously, Ross was the Head of Strategic Workforce Planning & Analytics at GE Aviation, the Strategic Workforce Planning Leader at Devon Energy and a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting where he specialized in Human Capital Strategy and Workforce Planning & Analytics

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