Workforce Planning Guide
This practical guide uses an eight-step approach to help both HR practitioners and managers through the workforce planning process.
Step 1: Understanding the business and its direction
Step 2: Analysing the workforce
Step 3: Identifying skills gaps
Step 4: Assessing future workforce demand
Step 5: Recruitment and retention
Step 6: Understanding labour markets and planning for succession
Step 7: Training and development plans
Step 8: Developing workforce plans.
Following these steps to implement a successful workforce planning process will help you to achieve your aims: a business that runs smoothly, with no staffing crises; a good age, gender and ethnicity balance in the workforce; staff with clear career progression routes without any blockages or shortfalls; and happy customers.