Great post by Dr Katherine Jones at the Human Capital Institute yesterday, discussing her recent research into the business value of workforce planning.  A great post which includes:

None of us has a crystal ball – the future in today’s world is certainly not at all clear. But through the discipline of strategic, rather than operational workforce planning, HR professionals and their business units can work together to consider the possible, even likely scenarios in the future, and analyze the implications for the businesses’ workforce if those scenarios come to pass. Workforce planning is essential; today’s planners will benefit their companies most by moving to a more strategic model for that plan.

Dr Jones will be revealing the full research results with me at a webcast on Tuesday December 9 and noon - we recommend you join in!