What is workforce planning?
The goal of workforce planning is to align the business needs with the people strategy. Activities include analysing the current workforce, determining future workforce needs, identifying gaps and implementing solutions so that an organization can accomplish its strategic goals. Effective workforce planning ensures the organization has the right number of people with the right skills, in the right place at the right time for the right cost.
Workforce planning also gives HR the opportunity to not only facilitate strategic workforce conversations but to set the agenda for workforce change and increase credibility as a trusted partner to the business.