Lisa Sullivan, Vice President, Workforce Planning & Analytics, Pearson
Liz Almeida, Workforce Planning & Analytics, Pearson
For most multi-nationals, organizational strategy and workforce planning are driven centrally, and then rolled out across divisions and geographies. While organizational planning in one division is difficult enough, rolling it out cohesively across the enterprise or world can be a complicated and challenging initiative. How can it be effective when roles, competencies, and skills are organized under completely different terminology and technology?
The barriers to a successful enterprise-wide initiative center on blending workforce information, understanding the baseline data and establishing a common vocabulary — as well as working through cultural issues. How can an organization break through the differences and align the workforce so it achieves the most important business outcomes?