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Workforce planning

Now is the time to link your strategy to your people, and bring strategic workforce planning, organization modeling and operational workforce planning into one place.

Why now?

Digital disruption. Customer expectations. Market shifts. Competition. The great resignation. Skills gap… the list of change drivers is long.

For today’s organizations, change is constant and unpredictable, and changing your business means changing the workforce to suit. The time has come for businesses to link their workforce to their business strategy. To think resilience, agility, and shorter planning cycles. In other words, to think continuous workforce planning.

In this ebook, we unpack some of the practicalities of adopting continuous workforce planning and shortening your planning cycles. We’ll set out the steps to a faster, data-driven workforce planning process that will position your organization to respond quickly to uncertainty and change.

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What is workforce planning?

Workforce planning is the process of identifying what an organization is going to need in terms of workforce skills, capability and cost to achieve its objective, and planning for that in both the short and long term. It connects strategy to people, and enables different teams to work together towards a common vision.

Benefits of workforce planning

Effective workforce planning drives productivity

Studies have shown that effective workforce planning can double productivity. But what exactly do we mean by ‘effective workforce planning’ and what does it include?

  • A process that aligns the deployment of your workforce to deliver strategic business goals
  • A planning baseline that segments the workforce into key organizational dimensions and understands current cost and headcount
  • The ability to instantly identify gaps between workforce supply and demand over time
  • The ability to model and assign the right people with the right skills to appropriate work
  • Continuous monitoring of progress against both the workforce and business plan, and the ability to course correct as things change

Why Orgvue?

Orgvue provides the technology foundation you need to align your workforce capacity, capability and cost to your strategy. How? By bringing together strategic workforce planning, operational workforce planning and organizational design in one continuous planning cycle.

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Strategy to people

A single technology that brings together the planning needs of Finance, HR and the business

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Data visibility

Overcome data challenges by creating a single source of truth to track baseline, actuals and plan at scale

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Business alignment

Align your team efforts to a common vision

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Secure collaboration

Minimize risk with a safe environment to model, plan, and consolidate efforts

Business agility

Today’s market is unpredictable. Adopt shorter planning cycles and the ability to pivot when needed

Find out more about Orgvue’s workforce planning software

Workforce planning solution brief

Solution brief

Workforce planning

Read the solution brief to learn how Orgvue can help you to align your workforce to your organization’s goals with continuous workforce planning.

  • Common challenges to overcome with continuous workforce planning
  • 4 steps to continuous workforce planning
  • A SaaS platform that changes everything
  • A customer case study

Workforce planning self assessment

In only one minute see your company’s capability compared with our industry benchmark in your free report with hints, tips, and recommended next steps.

Workforce planning resources

Continuous workforce planning in an economic downturn Ebook Continuous workforce planning in an economic downturn
Download our practitioner's guide to shorter planning cycles and faster, more confident decisions during uncertain times.
gartner-report-on-grey-background Analyst Report Workforce Planning — How to Use Technology to Support Planning Processes
A Gartner® Research Report – read to learn which technology will best support your business's workforce planning processes.
Documents on continuous workflow planning navigates future uncertainty Analyst Report Workforce Planning Forrester Consulting Study 2022 
Continuous Workforce Planning Navigates Future Uncertainty – a Forrester Consulting Study commissioned by Orgvue
Logo Webinar (On-demand) Workforce planning demystified: a step-by-step approach
Learn how to link your strategy to your people for better outcomes. Download and watch our 30 minute on-demand webinar.
Orgvue CEO Oliver Shaw Podcast Planning for economic uncertainty: Workforce planning in action
Orgvue CEO Oliver Shaw discusses how to plan around an economic downturn and avoid making regrettable short-term decisions in this 35-minute podcast.
Matthew Stewart, VP, Advisory Services, Orgvue Video Workforce planning video
Watch this video to see how Orgvue can help you solve your business challenges with effective workforce planning. 1 minute 28 second viewing time.
88% say shifts in the talent market have created a need for more regular planning Infographic Continuous workforce planning: turning theory into practice
Forrester surveyed 209 senior decision makers at large enterprises in North America, Europe and the United Kingdom to evaluate the state of workforce planning today.
Four faces in circles on a purple background with the text 45-min virtual debate, featuring M&T Bank and Forrester Webinar (On-demand) How to navigate future uncertainty with workforce planning
On-demand 45 minute webinar discussion on how to navigate future uncertainty with workforce planning – featuring Forrester

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