Chapter 44Using Workforce Planning as Part of a Talent Management Program

Robert Conlon, Senior Vice PresidentE. Michael Norman, Senior Vice PresidentAaron Sorensen, Ph.D., Senior ConsultantSibson Consulting

WORKFORCE PLANNING—THE ACT OF IDENTIFYING THE CHARACTERISTICS AND QUANTITY of human skills needed to accomplish a specific objective—has been practiced for hundreds of years. Whether it is armies preparing to invade foreign lands or corporations planning to launch a new product or penetrate a new market, to be successful an organization’s strategic plan must include a plan for the human element. Workforce planning has received increased attention across all sectors of the economy. One recent study1 found that 92 percent of companies use ...

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