The discipline known as workforce planning has existed in one form or another for decades and, until recently, was primarily focused on basic reporting and headcount planning for organizations. In this Executive Interview, Dan L. Ward, Senior Principal and Leader for Strategic Workforce Planning at MITRE Corporation, discusses the evolution of strategic workforce planning and shares his predictions for the future.
Key insights include:
- Why true strategic workforce planning must be aligned to the business strategy
- The importance of moving beyond data collection to uncover insights with major implications
- Ward’s thoughts on how the growth of contract talent will affect the future of workforce planning