Mayank Jain, Director, HR Analytics & Reporting, eBay
There are a handful of issues that impede an organization’s ability to move forward with workforce planning programs. Lack of a platform, lack of senior leadership endorsement, and the perception of workforce planning as solely an HR function make it difficult to gain the necessary support. Workforce planning’s value can seem unclear to stakeholders within the organization.
The first step in the process of gaining support from senior leaders is establishing a business case that clearly demonstrates why workforce planning is or should be a compelling issue for the organization. Bringing attention to the risks associated with failure to plan, and pointing out workforce planning’s crucial role in strategic execution are great selling points. Building the case with clear financial data, leaving no room for misinterpretation or the ability to argue the benefits is essential. Mr. Jain will demonstrate how to create a strong financial case for workforce planning. He will discuss the review of the long range company plan, specific roles, strategic pivot points, and showcasing the data in order to gain organization-wide support.