Workforce planning high on HR agenda

by 25 Feb 2010

Organisations expect efforts in workforce planning to increase dramatically in 2010.

A research report by The Aberdeen Group revealed that 64 per cent of organi sations will place a greater emphasis on managing their talent pipelines because of shifting demographics and rapidly evolving business requirements.

“This research showcases how organisa tions that are taking a longer-term view of their talent needs and are taking a collabo rative approach to aligning their workforce plans to business priorities are seeing the greatest impact on business performance,” said Mollie Lombardi, research analyst, human capital management, Aberdeen Group in a statement.

Top-performing companies are making workforce planning a top executive priority, with 28 per cent of Best-in-Class organisations holding the CEO or board of directors primarily accountable for workforce planning, compared with 13 per cent of all organisations.

“Organisations are still wary after the ups and downs of the last few quarters, and are looking to new strategies to help them get a handle on their workforce needs moving ahead,” said Lombardi.

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