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Talent Success or Failure Begins and Ends
with Workforce Planning

In 2010, in the middle of global economic crises, HR’s biggest concern was simply company survival and how to do much more with much less. Now, attention has shifted to planning for and operating in a perpetually uncertain economic future.  Managing talent in this environment requires two things; strategic workforce planning, not just thinking headcount planning, and successfully implementing the plan, not just constructing it. Strategic workforce planning has always required thoughtful design and accurate analysis, and many organizations perform well in this important phase.  Yet most organizations struggle to move past the creation phase and into successful implementation, and “the plan” quickly becomes divorced from reality and irrelevant.  Others overlook the need for continual, regular revision and course-correction, or fail to connect the plan to acquisition, onboarding, or succession planning.  Others see the potential connection yet are so encumbered by urgent talent ‘fires’ that theory and planning seem unattainable.

The Human Capital Institute’s fourth annual Talent Strategy & Workforce Planning Conference examines these issues through the eyes of today’s talent executive. In this three-day event, connect, network and learn from human capital management practitioners and original thinkers just like you.  Collectively we’ll push to move beyond design, and help each other to face the increasingly complex enterprise-wide business responsibility of understanding talent management and performance in a post-recession reality.

 

Actionable Workforce Planning

  • Environmental scans and forecasts
  • Practical scenario-planning models
  • Value-driven, sustainable metrics and analytics

Talent Demand Post-Recession

  • Fitting Contract Talent into the workforce puzzle
  • Out-performing the competition for the best talent
  • Seeing beyond current talent demand

Talent Performance

  • Great onboarding = high retention?
  • Career development at every stage
  • Where does succession planning and mentoring fit in the plan?

Attendee Comments:

Previous Attendee Organizations:

  • Starbucks
  • Kraft
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Raytheon
  • Amway
  • McDonald's
  • FDIC
  • Blue Cross/BlueShield
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Microsoft
  • Best Buy
  • FedEx
  • HSBC
  • United States Coast Guard
  • Allstate
  • DoD
 
  • AT&T
  • Department of the Treasury
  • John Deere
  • American Airlines
  • Whirlpool
  • Union Pacific
  • CDW
  • BP
  • Sara Lee
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • USAA
  • Amtrak
  • US Cellular
  • UBS
  • Dow Chemical
  • Scripps Company