Select from our two new workshops to learn the tools and techniques of workforce planning

Introduction to workforce planning

8 January 2019

Gain competitive advantage by understanding workforce planning strategies and tools to make evidence-based justifications for resourcing and highlight areas your organisation needs to address.

This one day programme is designed to help you understand and interpret the key principles of workforce planning, from concept to actionable workforce planning. Become more agile and purposeful in a world of change, changing job roles and different working arrangements.

This course is part of a pair of Workforce Planning courses which will give you a complete understanding of workforce planning from introduction to advanced strategic know-how competitive advantage using workforce planning strategies, interactive tools and techniques to run analyses of your workforce strategy.


Overview:

Workforce planning is a business process to align changing business and people strategies. It needs to be evidenced-based using analytical tools to provide key leaders with the insights to make informed decisions on how to ensure the right people have the right skills at the right time in the right place at the right cost. It provides a baseline to build a sustainable process to compliment corporate business plans and one which allows both interactive modelling of scenarios.

This one-day course highlights why workforce planning is vital to any organisation. It creates a link between strategic goals and effective execution, and enables you to make evidence-based justifications for resourcing as well as highlighting areas your organisation needs to address.

You’ll learn how to answer questions such as:

  • where is the ‘organisational fat’? What’s the real number of people we need to deliver on our goals and objectives?
  • who are my top talents?
  • where are the critical roles within my organisation?
  • how are we addressing our diversity and inclusion targets?
  • what is our true capability? Where do we need to upskills, re-deploy, hire or use contingent labour? 

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Strategic workforce planning

9 - 10 January 2019

Gain competitive advantage by learning to use workforce planning strategies, tools and techniques to run analyses of your workforce strategy.

This two day programme is designed to give you competitive advantage using workforce planning strategies, interactive tools and techniques to run analyses of your workforce strategy. This advanced course may be preceded by the one day Introduction to Workforce Planning.

Overview:

Workforce planning is a business process to align changing business and people strategies. It needs to be evidenced-based using analytical tools to provide key leaders with the insights to make informed decisions on how to ensure the right people have the right skills at the right time in the right place at the right cost.

It provides a baseline to build a sustainable process to compliment corporate business plans and one which allows both interactive modelling of scenarios.

This two-day course features the use of interactive tools and techniques to run analyses across component elements of both demand and supply criteria for your workforce strategy. These days provide good practice case study examples on how these models work in practice.

Who is it for?

This training course is suitable for HR professionals and/or Managers who already understand the concept of workforce planning and want to enhance this practice to a strategic level within their organisation.

Learning objectives:

By the end of this two-day workshop you’ll be able to:

  • collate data inputs within your organisation
  • identify the tools required to carry out workforce planning 
  • understand demand planning and workforce analytics
  • build holistic models
  • create governance
  • consider employee engagement and talent retention in your strategy
  • address diversity and inclusion
  • understand the implications of supply planning
  • create a workforce planning strategy
  • integrate strategic HR interventions
  • implement your workforce plan

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CIPD courses deliver the knowledge, skills and confidence to implement good HR, L&D and people management practices in today’s world, taking account of operational know-how and high-level strategic insight

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