Many government agencies and businesses are implementing Strategic Workforce Planning as a capability to meet current and future challenges for service delivery to achieve gains inefficiency. As the world continues to grapple with perpetual crises, never has the need for Strategic Workforce Planning been more important. To ensure leaders have the highest quality data available to effectively deliver on the organization’s strategic objectives, CIOs should employ solutions that:
- Forecast for the organization’s workforce while ensuring business strategy is aligned with the demographics, skills, and competencies of the current workforce
- Drive total integration between Finance and HR to ensure leaders understand the people, skills, and competencies need to achieve the organization’s strategic objectives and their associated costs
- Provide consistent user experience across Finance and HR for reporting, analytics, and self-service transactions
The first step in meeting the above objectives is to gain buy-in from stakeholders from across the organization. Communication across the organization becomes flat and transparent after this occurs, enabling leaders to determine workforce demands. Solution Architects then implement a platform that provides for the ability to model workforce demands against the current skills and competencies of the organization, also known as workforce supply. This data drives accurate forecasting of workforce supply and demand which support leaders’ ability to provide employees with the right skill sets at the right time. Employee skills and experience entered through a consistent UX allow for easy data analysis and reporting, which supports leaders with their decision making.