Workforce Planning Portal
STEP ONE: STRATEGY

Establish leadership commitment and resources

Establish leadership commitment and resources, build Workforce Planning teams and establish a Workforce Planning communication plan.

 

It is important to ensure commitment from top management and leadership to lead the Workforce Planning process, ensure alignment with strategic directions, and hold managers accountable for carrying out Workforce Planning and using the results.


Your Workforce Planning Team is the core group who will design, implement and evaluate your agency’s WFP process. Using a team approach improves the quality, applicability and understanding of assumptions, data, options and decisions.

The role and responsibilities of the WFP Project Team are to:


  • Design the WFP Implementation and Evaluation Plan.
  • Ensure implementation of the WFP process.
  • Evaluate the WFP process and make appropriate changes.

You’ll need to communicate the objectives of your workforce plan, as well as its elements, to all employees. The objectives of developing a communication plan for your Workforce Planning implementation are to:


  • Obtain support for the WFP process.
  • Involve parties in the WFP process.
  • Create a sense of urgency about implementing WFP.
  • Facilitate conversations about WFP.
  • Solicit feedback about the WFP process.
  • Promote desired behaviors, organizational values and culture.

 


 

STRATEGY ASSESSMENT:

 

Review strategy and operational plans for workforce implications

 

Establish leadership commitment & resources, build teams, develop communication plan

 

Develop work plans and timelines

 

 > STEP TWO: DATA COLLECTION

 


 

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