HRM: Workforce Planning and Talent Management  register

Course Overview

This course delivers a strong foundation of workforce planning theory and uses real-life examples to demonstrate the practicalities of ‘doing’ workforce planning. Designed to provide an understanding of the fundamentals of workforce planning, this course will also assist participants to formulate effective workforce plans and integrate workforce planning into their organization’s strategic planning cycle.
This course also examines established best practice in talent management and the associated limitations and opportunities for more progressive strategies. Delegates will gain an understanding of strategies that focus on positive psychology, inclusiveness and the establishment of talent-centred organizational cultures.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the components, timelines, roles, and responsibilities of all who participate in the workforce planning process
  • Use data to drive the tactical workforce planning process, as well as the identification and development of workforce solutions
  • Develop actionable plans for implementing human capital solutions that ensure progress and accountability
  • Employ effective communication tools and techniques throughout the workforce planning process
  • Design an appropriate workforce planning system that incorporates all steps of the workforce planning process including strategic analysis, demand and supply forecasting, risk analysis, strategy development, impact and cost modeling, and implementation
  • Integrate workforce planning with strategic/corporate/business planning
  • Integrate workforce planning with other people management initiatives.

Course Outline

  • The Workforce Planning Model
  • Supply and demand analysis
  • Gap and solutions analysis
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation – using metrics to drive success
  • Building a business case for tactical workforce planning
  • What is talent management?
  • Current thinking on talent management; the nature of talent, competence, skills, talent and strength, how talent management is currently defined, the limitations of current thinking
  • Ways of developing talent
  • Progressive thinking on talent management; radical approaches by progressive organizations, playing to strengths and positive psychology
  • Designing a progressive talent management strategy; philosophy and leadership for talent, components of a progressive strategy: purpose, vision, engagement, structure, character and results.