This course focuses on strategic workforce planning and its vital role in human resource management within organisations. In the first part, you will learn how to thoroughly research and analyse various factors that impact workforce planning, such as strategic plans, emerging trends, labor needs, technological changes, and legal requirements. This foundational knowledge will help you identify key considerations for effective planning.
In the second part, you will delve into the development of a strategic workforce plan. This involves collaborating with relevant stakeholders to align workforce philosophies, values, and policies, setting clear objectives and targets, analysing cost-effective service provision options, and determining the technology and systems necessary to support these initiatives. Additionally, you’ll focus on risk assessment and mitigation strategies to ensure the successful implementation of the workforce plan.
Ultimately, this course equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to contribute significantly to the development and implementation of a strategic workforce plan that aligns with organisational goals and adapts to changing circumstances, while also providing mechanisms for monitoring, evaluation, and improvement.
What Will You Learn?
- 📈 Analyse strategic plans to discern the organisation's workforce direction, objectives, and targets, ensuring alignment with overarching strategic goals.
- 🌍 Evaluate the organisational environment to identify emerging practices and trends that could influence human resource management.
- 🧑🔧 Determine future labour needs, skill requirements, and potential sources of labor supply to proactively address workforce demands.
- 🤖 Assess the impact of new technology on job roles and designs, preparing for shifts in operational and functional requirements.
- ⚖️ Review recent and potential changes in industrial and legal frameworks to maintain compliance and adapt HR practices accordingly.
- 🗣️ Consult with key managers to understand their workforce preferences and integrate their insights into the workforce planning process.
- 🛠️ Develop strategic objectives and targets for workforce services by agreeing on fundamental workforce philosophies, values, and policies.
- 💼 Analyse various options for the provision of workforce services, including a cost-benefit analysis to ensure efficient resource allocation.
- 🖥️ Identify and endorse appropriate technology and systems to support the implementation of agreed workforce programs and practices.
- 🚦 Contribute to the strategic workforce plan with input from consultations and secure senior management support, while also developing risk mitigation strategies to address potential challenges.