Strategic Workforce Planning: A Fundamental Beginner's Guide
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Strategic Workforce Planning: A Fundamental Beginner's Guide

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started
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4.6 (34 ratings)
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Created by Tracey Smith
Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The 5 steps of the strategic workforce planning process
  • The activities to perform in each of the 5 steps
  • Real-world examples of strategic workforce planning
Requirements
  • Be able to understand basic arithmetic
Description

Strategic workforce planning aims to proactively put the right people, in the right place, at the right time at the right cost in order to mitigate workforce risk now and in the future. The dynamics of a global economy have made strategic workforce planning one of the "most sought after skills in Human Resources today."

Strategic Workforce Planning is tied closely to HR's role in Talent Management.

This class is based on the book, Strategic Workforce Planning: Guidance & Back-Up Plans and will:

  • Teach you the framework of strategic workforce planning

  • Provide you with multiple implementation approaches

  • Outline how to successfully sell the concept and tell you what to do if selling the concept fails

  • Demonstrate ideas for measuring success

  • Clarify the connection to other HR functions

  • Discuss how to define the roles and responsibilities

  • Show you practical tools and approaches for successful implementation

  • Outline the major challenges facing strategic workforce planning leaders today

"Simple and practical."

"If you are looking for a straightforward guide to strategic workforce planning, this could be it. Brings together ideas from lots of sources with pros and cons."

"I've been through a number of workshops, formal training events related to SWP and have always come away with a different perspective or tool to use for the groups I support as a business partner."


Who this course is for:
  • HR professionals
  • Business leaders
Course content
Expand 9 lectures 57:42
+ Strategic Workforce Planning
9 lectures 57:42

Before we proceed with the next lecture, let's test your understanding of what Strategic Workforce Planning is.

Lecture 1 Quiz
1 question

This section will define the term, "roles of interest" and explain why this term was selected. You will see seven different methods for determining the roles that matter the most in executing a company's strategy. By the end of this lecture, you will be able to determine which method works best for your own company, its culture and leadership styles.

Preview 16:45

This quiz tests your understanding of the activity called, "Determining Roles of Interest."

Lecture 2 Quiz
1 question

This lecture teaches you how to look at your historical data and document significant past events which impact how well past numbers are indicative of future trends.

Historical Trends
02:35

This brief quiz tests your understanding of how to establish historical trends of a workforce.

Lecture 3 Quiz
1 question

This lecture will teach you one way to forecast your future workforce and why forecasting is a mixture of historical trends and realistic judgement.

Forecasting
05:41
Management has come to you with an urgent request. Revenue has fallen and they need to cut costs quickly. Their plan is to cut 75 workers from the current workforce of 1000 employees. It is currently January 1, 2020 and they would like to reduce the workforce to 925 workers by the end of March.
Downsizing
1 question

This brief quiz tests your knowledge of the forecasting course material.

Lecture 4 Quiz
2 questions

This section will explain the two types of workforce gaps and provide a template to consider the cost and time required to fill the identified gaps.

Identify Gaps
10:02

This brief quiz will test your knowledge of workforce planning gaps.

Lecture 5 Quiz
1 question
Leadership Risk
04:08

Just one quick question before we move forward...

Lecture 6 Quiz
1 question

This section will describe how to forecast future headcount needs by determining workload drivers.

Workload Drivers
04:56

This brief quiz will test your knowledge of the "workload driver" concept for headcount planning.

Lecture 7 Quiz
2 questions

This lecture will describe several factors to consider when you need to expand your workforce planning program into other countries.

Global Strategic Workforce Planning
05:30

As with many company initiatives, the number of projects in this area can exceed the resources you have available. This lecture will discuss a few considerations for determining which projects should be completed first.

How do I Know Where to Start?
02:31