Strategic Workforce Planning
17 Jul 2014 - 19 Aug 2014
21-22 July (NSW) , 24-25 July (QLD) , 31 July-1 August (WA) , 18-19 August (ACT)

21 - 22 July 2014

Radisson Blu

24 - 25 July 2014

Stamford Plaza

31 July - 1 August 2014
Adina Apartment Hotel
18 - 19 August 2014
Crowne Plaza

This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the essential skills and processes necessary to develop a sustainable Workforce Planning strategy that will directly influence future Human Resources direction, strategy, contribution and effectiveness.

In today’s global labour market every organisation faces unprecedented challenges in effectively managing its employees into the next decade and beyond. While workforce productivity and expenditure are pressing issues in today’s complex and challenging economic environment, careful and balanced consideration must also be given to long term endemic issues that include babyboomer retirements, an ageing workforce, significant skill shortages and changing generational expectations.

To successfully navigate this potential minefield, astute Human Resources professionals will initiate the development and implementation of an effective Workforce Planning program that compliments and supports prevailing business and financial planning strategies. Whether “owned” in the HR Department or elsewhere in the organisation, they will ensure that an integrated process is developed and implemented that embraces the three essential elements for effective workforce planning:

Structuring Your Future Workforce - Labour Demand Planning

  • How do we understand our future workforce structure and headcount?
  • How do we know what job families/occupational groups we will need and those that we don’t?
  • How do we create a systematic process to effectively manage future headcount & budgeting?

Resourcing Your Future Workforce - Labour Supply Planning

  • How do we understand our future workforce resourcing capability?
  • How do we identify where critical gaps exist?
  • How can we adequately meet labour demand at least risk and cost to our business?

Sustaining Your Future Workforce - Labour Infrastructure Planning

  • How can we attract and retain a quality workforce on an ongoing basis?
  • How do we understand and prepare for rapidly changing workforce demographics?
  • How do we effectively prepare for an increasingly diverse workforce?
  • How can we ensure long-term labour capacity?