I went to the Human Capital Institute’s workforce planning conference this week, and of course that many case studies and practitioners in that place will stimulate a few posts…starting with this.

Wow, how workforce planning has evolved.  At this event, people seriously discussed environment scanning, scenario exploration, operational vs strategic workforce planning (more on that next post) and lots of other good things.  Workforce planning has evolved so that those terms and techniques have become part of the language of workforce planning, not the exotic new items they used to be.  Sure, people are still talking about metrics and reporting, but more and more of the really successful case studies really understand that there are qualitative things in the mix as well.

Exciting stuff!