Where to Go, What to Do, Who Should Do It: Advanced Workforce Planning Techniques

Where to Go, What to Do, Who Should Do It: Advanced Workforce Planning Techniquesdownload

Date: September 20th, 2016 2:00 pm EDT- 3:00 pm EDT

While workforce planning has been heralded as a means to quantitatively link business strategy and human capital management, in practice many organizations have not advanced workforce planning beyond developing their hiring plans and turnover analysis. While these are important fundamentals, the true power of workforce planning lies in more advanced analytics. Workforce planning can be used to help determine organization structure, contingent labor strategies, what to outsource, where to locate, what to automate, where process improvement opportunities exist, and a host of other critical opportunities. This session will focus on how organizations can translate workforce planning data into real strategies that can drive high performance and achieve business goals. Each of the techniques discussed can help both HR and business leaders make critical business strategy decisions and help organizations understand the flow through impacts to human capital management. They also help inform the strategic planning process and can illustrate risks and confidence levels associated with particular strategies.

Participants will learn the appropriate use of these analytical tools including techniques and pitfalls associated with each. They will learn what data is needed and what level of detail is appropriate to balance the effort required with the value that they provide. Examples of how these analyses have been used will be provided to help participants understand their application.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

1)      Identify the foundations required to implement more advanced workforce planning techniques

2)      Summarize multiple advanced analytics and their application to workforce planning

3)      Translate key workforce planning indicators into human capital strategies

4)      Describe key principles for linking advanced workforce planning to the strategic planning process

About The Presenter

Brian Wilkerson is a Senior Consultant for hrQBrian Wilkerson Headshot. He is a deep specialist in driving innovative strategies and using cutting-edge planning techniques to help organizations secure their future. Mr. Wilkerson is an innovator and thought leader in the field of human capital management. Some of his key clients have included Yamaha, Hasbro, Edison Mission Energy, MGM MIRAGE, Johns Manville, CH2M-HILL, the US Army Vice Chief of Staff G-1, the US Postal Service, and the US General Services Administration. He has also been an Adjunct Faculty member at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, where he taught graduate level courses in Human Capital Management and Strategic Human Resources.

Mr. Wilkerson was formerly the CEO and co-Founder of WisdomNet, a Strategy and Human Capital firm focused on delivering cutting-edge consulting and technology solution. WisdomNet was acquired by Watson Wyatt in 2007 and Mr. Wilkerson served as the Global Practice Director for Talent Management at Watson Wyatt from 2007-2009. Mr. Wilkerson has held senior management roles in large corporations such as Level 3 Communications and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Mr. Wilkerson speaks extensively on a range of topics such as human capital management, organization design, workforce planning, and strategy for organizations such as The Conference Board, the Human Capital Institute, the Military Operations Research Society and others. The press also regularly seeks him out for his insight on a number of topics and he has been quoted in diverse publications such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, as well as others around the globe. He has published a number of articles and book chapters in his areas of expertise such as Workforce Planning, Human Capital Management, and Strategy.

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