Successful Strategic Workforce Planning Through Collaboration
November 20, 2014 | Jenna Filipkowski | Human Capital Institute
This signature research, conducted in partnership between Workday and the Human Capital Institute (HCI), explores the in-depth challenges facing organizations as they seek to adopt an effective strategic workforce planning (SWP) process as well as the best practices that can help them achieve success, based on the survey responses of nearly 400 professionals involved with SWP at their organizations.
A recent statistic stated, “Eighty-six percent of job seekers use mobile devices for job searching…If your application process isn’t mobile-optimized you could be missing out on a big piece of the pie.” Firms need to be able to attract and engage candidates where they are all the time – their phones.
It’s quite simple: every organization starts with a strategy. Whether you are a for-profit, non-profit, or governmental organization, you have a roadmap for where you’re headed and how you intend to get there.
Typically, within the strategy there would be a financial plan, a marketing plan, probably a technology plan. And there must be a people plan. Since, in all probability, people are your organization’s most valuable resource, it would be folly to embark on trying to execute a strategy without having a plan in place to ensure that you’ve got the right people to execute that strategy.