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Strategic Workforce Planning Masterclass

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Strategic Workforce Planning Masterclass

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Jun 4
Reading, United Kingdom
GBP 875 ≈USD 1140
GBP 875 per day
Nov 5
Reading, United Kingdom
GBP 875 ≈USD 1140
GBP 875 per day

Description

Businesses talk about Strategic Workforce Planning a lot, but do they know what it actually means and are they really doing it? This workshop, run by Nick Kemsley, co-director of the Centre for HR Excellence at Henley Business School, sets out the key elements of effective Strategic Workforce Planning and up-skills participants in how to create a step change in the value they add in this space.

*What are the benefits of attending? *

  • Evolve your perspective on this topic and how to approach it effectively
  • Identify any differences and gaps versus your current approach
  • Understand how to have better discussions with your business customers and support partners
  • Be more on the front foot, not acting too late to make a difference * Have an understanding of the skills and infrastructural enablers that make the difference
  • Have the opportunity to practise what you learn
  • Understand what is happening in the outside world.

Why should I come to this event? What questions are covered?

  • Do you have a reasonable picture of what your business strategy actually means in practice for your people and organisation going forwards?
  • Have you identified the critical people and organisational risks to strategy delivery, and are you using these to inform the strategy process itself and align HR people processes and supply chain?
  • Are you putting in place pro-active strategies to mitigate these risks, or are you just emailing round spreadsheets which give the illusion of accuracy because they have lots of numbers in?
  • How does a phrase like "Strategic Workforce Planning" translate to operational realities like hiring, promoting, retaining, rewarding and developing people? What tools smooth this translation?
  • How do you balance a need to be on the front foot with recruitment and development with the reality that the people needs are often not clear, or our businesses objectives are not yet very specific?
  • Having a plan is great, but what are the wider things which really make the difference between its success and failure in the real world? How do you integrate and support it?
  • Do you and your function have the skills and tools to work with each other in the right way and add value in conversations which provide the context for what our talent, development and recruitment functions actually do?

How is the event run?

There will be challenges and provocations provided, along with some useful and simple ways to look at what you do differently. There will be best practice input in combination with group discussions and some real working sessions on a case study, so that you get the chance to apply the insights you have and the practice the approaches you learn.

Who should attend

  • Business leaders trying to understand how to better articulate the "How" of strategy to key stakeholder groups, and what people actions need to be addressed to deliver against strategic plans
  • Partners involved in supplying against this need - Resourcing, Talent & Succession, L&D and HR Business Partners (either at Head of or practitioner level)
  • Those tasked with Business Planning, Budgeting or Organisational Development objectives Strategic workforce planning workshop

Experts

Nick is a highly experienced HR practitioner, and has had led organisational development, resourcing, talent & leadership, performance and L&D functions in a number of major businesses (Travelport, Prudential, Mars and BOC/Linde Group). In a corporate career to Group Vice-President level,...

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