How talent research supports strategic workforce planning
Every company we partner with has one common challenge: identifying the future skills the business will need, where and when they will be required and how they can acquire them.
Whether it’s steady growth, adapting to a changing market, a sudden influx of business wins, or looking to deliver against a 5-10 year plan, organisations can quickly find themselves having to hire at scale or bring completely new skills into the business. When it comes to building a workforce plan, having the proper research is essential.
To be successful, businesses should conduct a regular and thorough workforce planning assessment so that gaps, training and development needs, skill shortages and potential shortfalls can be identified and fixed. To ensure the effectiveness of a workforce plan, leaders should evaluate the plan's ability to anticipate and respond to future needs so that the organisation can make and execute sound business decisions.