The 8 Most Common Workforce Planning Pitfalls to Avoid

Getting Workforce Planning right requires a smart balance of technology tools, scenario planning, advanced analytics and strategic insight. First and foremost, for Workforce Planning to achieve its purpose, the CHRO/VP of HR either needs to have a seat at the strategy table or be kept

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Workforce Planning Data: What Do You Need?

When it comes to Workforce Planning Data, the key is to avoid getting overwhelmed, get what you can get, and use that as a launching point. At the beginning it’s unlikely you’ll have every last piece of data or analytics you need, but use what

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Workforce Planning Process: Types of Plans & Team Members Needed

When kicking off the workforce planning process, you’ll need to understand the typical types of workforce plans and also the team members needed for buy-in and successful outcomes. There are 2 types of Workforce Plans. 1. Strategic Workforce Plan: aligns to the 3-5 year business

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The Triggers & Benefits of a Workforce Plan

When is it time for a Workforce Plan, and what is the expected ROI? It’s important to understand that a proper Workforce Plan requires a smart balance of technology tools, scenario planning, advanced analytics and strategic insight. Most organizations are accustomed to recruiting on an

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Is Social Media Monitoring the Cure for Manufacturing’s Talent Problem?

Today tools exist to monitor candidates’ and employees’ job seeking behaviors in real time. These tools give companies a competitive edge in recruiting, retention and workforce planning. Question is, are manufacturing executives willing to use these controversial tools to cure their talent shortage pains? It’s

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8 Signs You’re Stuck in a Talent Time Warp

Just because the economy has rebounded from the Great Recession doesn’t mean that your talent mentality has also rebounded. (1) TALENT, TALENT EVERYWHERE Everyone needs a job, so hiring the best should be fast and easy. Wrong. During the Recession great candidates may have seemed

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9 Warning Signs Your Company Is Unprepared For Large Project Growth

Your mid-market company is growing fast. HR has scrambled to put in the proper training and benefits programs. Now you’re expanding into a new market or launching that new product. You’ll need 50+ hires quickly. Is it realistic to assume your HR team can pivot

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10 Qualities to Look for in a Hiring Partner

According to the NCMM’s Q4 2014 Indicator Survey, more than half of middle market companies are struggling to fill a skills gap. Plus, when rating their top five business challenges, the “ability to attract, train and retain talent” ranks fifth with 77% of middle market