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Research planning requirements
In this topic, you will learn how to conduct thorough research to inform strategic workforce planning. This involves analysing strategic plans to understand workforce objectives, assessing the organisational environment for emerging trends, and identifying future labor needs and skills requirements. You will also evaluate the impact of new technologies on job roles and design while staying updated on industrial and legal changes that may affect workforce management. This knowledge will enable you to contribute effectively to strategic planning within your organisation and ensure alignment between workforce strategies and overall business goals.
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Contribute to the development of strategic workforce plan
In this topic, you'll learn how to actively contribute to the development of a strategic workforce plan within your organisation. This involves consulting with relevant managers to understand their workforce preferences, aligning on philosophies, values, and policies, and jointly developing strategic objectives and targets for workforce services. You'll also analyze various options for delivering workforce services, considering their costs and benefits, and identify suitable technology and systems to support these programs. Through effective consultation and collaboration, you'll provide valuable input into the strategic workforce plan and secure senior management support while addressing associated risks through mitigation strategies.
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Support implementation of strategic workforce plan
This topic focuses on supporting the implementation of a strategic workforce plan. You will work closely with relevant stakeholders to ensure that the plan aligns with organisational objectives and is effectively put into action. This involves monitoring and reviewing the plan's progress and recommending adjustments to account for changing circumstances. Additionally, you'll evaluate and review the performance of the plan against its objectives to ensure its effectiveness and alignment with organisational goals.
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BSBHRM614 Contribute to strategic workforce planning
About Lesson

Here’s a summary of the key points from the table in your workbook, regarding various workforce options, their advantages, and disadvantages:

  1. Recruiting Externally:

    • Advantages: Access to a larger candidate pool, increased workforce diversity, and fresh ideas.
    • Disadvantages: Longer hiring process, higher costs, and potential internal staff dissatisfaction due to perceived reduced promotion opportunities.
  2. Casual Labour:

    • Advantages: Quick staffing solutions, no long-term employment obligations, and no full-time entitlements.
    • Disadvantages: Lower loyalty, lack of company procedure familiarity, and potentially higher costs due to higher casual rates.
  3. New Graduates or Trainees:

    • Advantages: Lower initial pay rates, opportunity for specific job training, and possible government funding.
    • Disadvantages: Inexperience requiring more supervision, lack of depth in skills and knowledge, and risk of departure post-training.
  4. Offshore Workers:

    • Advantages: Access to an international talent pool, increased diversity, and new perspectives.
    • Disadvantages: Potential cultural and language barriers, and risk of workers returning to their home countries.
  5. Contractors:

    • Advantages: Specialist skills for specific tasks, no long-term employment obligations, and flexibility in service acquisition.
    • Disadvantages: External expertise, limited internal skill development, and potential lack of loyalty to the organisation.
  6. Consultants:

    • Advantages: Specialist advice and services, targeted expertise for issue resolution, and no need for an ongoing relationship.
    • Disadvantages: External expertise, limited internal skill development, and high costs.
  7. Outsourced Recruitment and Selection:

    • Advantages: Access to recruitment expertise, fixed costs, no additional overheads, and flexibility.
    • Disadvantages: External control over recruitment, limited internal HR expertise development.

Each of these workforce options offers unique benefits and challenges, and the choice depends on the specific needs, circumstances, and strategic goals of the organisation.