Workforce planning

Workforce planning, also commonly known as “succession planning” is the process whereby employers ensure that it has enough people with the right skills and leadership potential to step into business-critical positions at the right time.


Robots vs humans? AI and the future of the workplace

As more work becomes automated, jobs will be lost but also created. How can HR respond to the changes in...

Theresa May arrives in China for the G20 where she rejected the idea of points-based immigration rules for EU workers. Photo: Xinhua News Agency/REX/Shutterstock

Brexit: practical five-point checklist for employers

5 Sep 2016

As Theresa May rejects the idea of a points-based immigration scheme for EU workers, employers continue to face uncertainty as...

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Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley and wife Linda arrive to give evidence last month. Photo: Ben Cawthra/REX/Shutterstock

Sports Direct’s business model treats workers like commodities and “without dignity”

22 Jul 2016

Sports Direct is founded on a business model that enables the majority of workers to be treated “without dignity or...

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HR’s role in building vital infrastructure skills

24 May 2016

The Government announced ambitious plans to invest almost £500 billion in improving the UK’s infrastructure at the last budget. But...

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Keeping track of skills in a contingent workforce

2 Feb 2016

As organisations increasingly rely on self-employed contractors or other forms of contingent labour, how can they account for these skills...

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Sandwich chain EAT gets a taste for workforce planning

16 Nov 2015

Workforce planning in a fast-moving sandwich chain is as much of a challenge as ensuring enough food is available at...

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Artificial intelligence: HR’s role in the robot takeover

8 Oct 2015

As research predict that as many as one-third of roles could be taken over by technology, how does this change...

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Why are recruitment agencies being made the NHS’s scapegoat?

9 Jun 2015

After last week’s clampdown on recruitment agencies supplying the NHS with doctors and nurses, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s chief...

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Think more like a start-up to embrace digital, says Accenture

4 Jun 2015

The race to embrace digital is well underway, but many leaders struggle to know where to start. A new report...

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Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers

NHS Employers chief: “Workforce supply is the biggest single concern”

11 Feb 2015

With the NHS constantly in the headlines as we approach an election, new NHS Employers chief executive Danny Mortimer has...

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Critical talent

Creating a talent pipeline for critical employees

24 Nov 2014

Talent pipelines aren’t just for senior staff or leadership roles. Sue Brooks, chief innovation officer at recruitment process outsourcing company...

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Employing reservists

Employing a reservist: what you need to know

9 May 2014

As part of cuts to the defence budget, the Government will slash the UK’s armed forces personnel to just over...

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Why apprentices make good business sense: free webinar

7 Jan 2014

Apprenticeships have seen a steady increase in recent years, as employers and apprentices alike realise the value they deliver.

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Supporting the wellbeing of an ageing workforce

6 Dec 2013

What needs to be done to ensure a smooth transition to managing an older workforce? Dr Sheena Johnson makes some...

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Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Autumn Statement: Employer national insurance contributions to be scrapped for u-21s

5 Dec 2013

Employers' national insurance contributions will be abolished altogether for employees under the age of 21 in 2015.

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