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What are the steps in workforce planning?

  As thought leaders in the workforce planning space, we get a lot of questions surrounding the topic. Our most asked question is always: “What are the steps in workforce planning? “ Each organization will have a different process for workforce planning, but many steps will remain the same in this process regardless of the organization. The important part is that your organization finds a process that is successful for it, and then continues to use it to ensure long-term success. Download our free workforce planning template here.   The five steps below detail the answer to the question “What are the steps in workforce planning?”. They also provide in-depth examples from our hypothetical t-shirt company: ABC Inc.   “What are the steps in workforce planning?” Part 1: The first step in the process is doing an environmental analysis. This consists of looking at external and ...

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4 Workforce Planning Definitions

    Workforce planning is a growing area of importance for human resources and for organizations. There are several workforce planning definitions present right now in the field. While it cannot be determined if one workforce planning definition is more right or wrong than others, it is easy to see the value in each of them. See below for the four workforce planning definitions that we have found present in the field today.   Also, download our workforce planning template designed for your organization here.   Workforce Planning Definition: Our 4 Findings Workforce Planning Definition #1: It is a process of matching an organization with the talent it needs, at the time it needs it. Thus a workforce planning team must assess what talent an organization needs at any given point in the future, and then prepare for that point in time with training of current talent or ...

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The Workforce Planning Template Your Organization Needs

  Workforce Planning Template: A Tool for Success As a thought leader in the workforce planning field, our organization has seen an increased need for resources available to organizations surrounding this topic. Workforce planning is the process of preparing your organization’s talent to match the needs of the organization at any given time. Our workforce planning template has the ability to create an overview of your organization’s talent, while also doing a more detailed, micro-level analysis of various departments and individuals. The template includes a page for managers to fill out for each of their direct reports that assesses their skill level. In this sheet of the workforce planning template individual’s talents are easily assessed based on qualifications needed for their role, and based on roles they could potentially have in the future. The same type of analysis is found on the team and organization ...

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What to Say in a Layoff Meeting: Common Misconceptions

  Do you ever wonder what to say in a layoff meeting? Even the best-trained HR professionals sometimes get stumped during these notification meetings. In high stakes situations, it is easy to forget your training about what to say in a layoff meeting. For more training, download our free layoff script here.     If you have never received a layoff notification before, it is difficult to know exactly how you would want to be notified. In fact, it is hard to agree that there is a standardized way to be notified in the first place! (Who really wants to get laid off?) While there may not be a way to lay off employees that people like, there are definitely things you can avoid that people don’t like. These items are the common misconceptions about what to say in a layoff meeting.   Common Misconceptions About What ...

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What to Say During a Layoff, for 5 Different Stakeholders

  Layoff events are very detailed processes, with hundreds of variables. It can be difficult to know what to say during a layoff if you are a person involved in administrating the event. It can be even harder to tell people what to say during a layoff, if you are the HR executive in charge of executing said event. If you are a notification giver, download our layoff script with detailed information about what to say during a layoff, here.   Depending on your role in the event, you will be required to say different things to various people. It is important for the HR leader in charge of executing to communicate with everyone involved his or her expectations about communication both internally and externally.   What to Say During a Layoff, for 5 Different Stakeholders   Executives: Executives should be warned of layoffs early to prepare ...

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