workforce planning

  

Definition

Systematic identification and analysis of what an organization is going to need in terms of the size, type, and quality of workforce to achieve its objectives. It determines what mix of experience, knowledge, and skills are required, and it sequences steps to get the right number of right people in the right place at the right time.

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  • You should have good workforce planning so that you are hiring the right people for your company at all times.

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  • We needed to undergo some workforce planning, which would allow us to feel better about our future and where we were headed.

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  • When you are coming up with ideas for your workforce planning you need to make sure that you follow through with them.

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