Part 1: Defining Staffing Gaps and Surpluses

First, identify the issue to be addressed or the job categories on which your model will focus. For this example, let’s assume that we are going to define our specific needs for software engineers and object-oriented programmers because the demand for individuals with these “hot skills” far exceeds the supply. Our model will focus on and include only the positions that require these particular skills. If other positions are also critical, they would be defined in a separate model.

Step 1: Define the Model Parameters

Define the three planning parameters that you will use to structure your model: population to be included, planning horizon, and matrix structure.

Population

Define the existing positions ...

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