What exactly is workforce planning? There are plenty of complicated explanations floating around, but let’s break it down into simple terms.
Workforce planning is not new, although fewer companies have a workplace plan now than 70 years ago.
Workforce planning is also not about forecasting or spurious accuracy, and it’s not something you do once and then leave in the corner to gather dust.
A good workforce plan is simple, and integrated in the organisation’s human resource strategy, as a living, breathing set of guidelines that informs all decisions.
At its core, the strategic workforce planning process is about organisational development.