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The goal of workforce planning is to have the right people, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time – and yet, rather than thinking proactively, many organizations take a reactive approach to meeting the organization’s staffing needs. Learn how to proactively align your current and future workforce with the organization’s overall strategic goals. Course content will cover the “why” of workforce planning, the key steps to developing a strategic workforce plan, common business staffing challenges, and creative strategies for closing the gaps. Through class exercises, you’ll examine your current talent acquisition strategy and apply your new knowledge and skills to develop a plan for addressing growth and gaps.

NOTE: Participants will be asked to bring in their current talent acquisition plan for use in-class exercises.

Who Should Attend

HR professionals, business owners, and any other individuals who participate in making strategic staffing decisions

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the importance of workforce planning as a component of the organization’s overall talent acquisition strategy
  • Describe the key steps to developing a strategic workforce plan, including gap analysis, forecasting, and strategy development
  • Analyze common business challenges that are likely to impact your workforce and explore creative solutions for meeting those challenges
  • Create or refine your organization’s workforce plan through class exercises

HRCI & SHRM® Credits: 3.25