4.2. Strategic Workforce Planning

The goal of strategic workforce planning is to ensure that qualified employees are available when the organization needs them. An effective workforce planning process is based on the following:

  • Workforce goals and objectives that forecast the organization's future workforce needs

  • Job analysis and description that identifies the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to meet the future needs

  • Identification of qualified employees beginning with the organization's current workforce demographics

  • Translating the goals and objectives into tactical staffing plans to build the future workforce

  • The workforce plan resulting from this process provides the framework for targeting and prioritizing future staffing requirements, ...

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