More and more organizations are learning the value of dedicated teams for strategic workforce planning, as this job ad at our client Starbucks shows:

The role of strategic workforce planning has never been more important than it is today both in the marketplace or here at Starbucks. Join an innovative team and help us move this practice forward.

"Never been more important" - how true!

The attention of the business, the CFO and the head of finance to the issues around the future workforce mean that teams who are using a strategic, pragmatic approach to workforce planning are delivering real value to the business and being rewarded for it, although it's still tough to find the right people for the role. It's an emerging discipline, but more and more people are learning how to become great workforce planners, to meet the growing demand globally for the skills.

Is your team growing and getting more attention from the business...and are you becoming a great workforce planner?