2018 Workforce Planning & People Analytics Conference

Evidence-Based Talent Strategy

February 27-March 1, 2018 | Miami, FL

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

1:30-2:10 PM

Concurrent Session

Workforce Planning Implementation:

Simplified Scenario Planning for a Big Project

Josh Thompson, Director, People and Organization, Novo Nordisk
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Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk is building an almost $2 billion insulin manufacturing facility in Clayton, North Carolina. This project is the largest single manufacturing investment in North Carolina history and will create 700 new positions. During this project, workforce planning, analytics and talent acquisition teams have come together to make sure the right people will be hired. They built a complex model to forecast future roles, but over time have continued to simplify their future forecasting. Hear lessons learned on creating a workforce action plan.

You will learn:

  • How to scope a project this size—and lessons learned along the way.
  • How to make sure you get the right people at the table—front-line managers.
  • How to avoid analysis paralysis.