What is workforce planning?

Workforce planning aligns the workforce with the needs and priorities of the business to meet organizational objectives. It helps organizations adapt for the future by getting the right people in the right roles at the right time to move the business forward. And the value to organizations is clear—in both immediate outcomes and future preparedness.

It takes strategic workforce planning to align your workforce to deliver on your business strategy—both now and in the future.

See how

  • Integrated strategies that align the workforce and the business

  • Risk mitigation that identifies and diffuses workforce risks much earlier

  • Data-driven decisions that are informed by enhanced forecasting and analysis

  • Streamlined processes that drive organizational efficiencies

  • Continual right-sizing so the organization anticipates and adapts to change

Strategic Workforce Planning

Why does planning for the future matter
more than ever?

In the COVID-19 crisis, organizations are finding themselves in uncharted terrain. Those that take a systematic approach to workforce recovery starting now—right-sizing, allocating budgets and understanding how to fill talent, role and skills gaps—will emerge stronger and be better positioned for success in the new normal.

  • Burnout is widespread and rising

    Nearly 60% of US workers report burnout, up from 45% in the early days of the pandemic. Workload is the leading cause.

    Source: Eagle Hill Consulting

  • Labor Markets are in Crisis

    COVID-19 could cost 47 million jobs in the United States this quarter alone, pushing unemployment to 32 percent

    Source: Forbes

  • The Workforce is on Edge

    The vast majority (81 percent) of US workers think COVID-19 will have a negative impact on their workplace

    Source: Gallup

What makes our approach different?

Made-for-me approaches

Every organization is different. That’s why we co-create solutions with organizations that reflect where they are, what they need—and are flexible as they evolve.

Proven tool for speed and scale

Our Workforce Optimizer Tool models different scenarios quickly to forecast and view potential impacts to workforce capacity in real-time.

Designed for action and outcomes

Organizations need action, not theory. We make our planning outputs easy to understand so decision makers can act quickly with confidence.

Bringing it to the people

We help employees understand the process, building their capacity through training and one-on-one support and embedding the process through the organization.

Connected to culture—always

Everything we do in workforce planning is aligned with what the organization values, its culture and what it strives to achieve for the business and its people.

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