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.


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City of London to boost allure for firms with large-scale green plan

Workers and companies in the City of London are to benefit from plans to improve office space flexibility, air quality...

Succession planning: driving success in gender diversity

24 Sep 2018

Poor succession planning for leadership positions could be contributing to the limited progress in achieving gender balance. Brett Moffatt explains...

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JLR week reduced as Mini plant schedules one-month post-Brexit closure

18 Sep 2018

Around 1,000 Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) manufacturing staff are to have their working week reduced from five days to three,...

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Technology to drive gig-style working for Tesco staff

8 May 2018

Tesco is implementing new technology that could see its employees working with levels of flexibility more associated with gig economy...

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Why robots should ‘report to’ HR

8 Jan 2018

As artificial intelligence in the workplace evolves, shouldn't HR be taking more responsibility for developments?

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How will millennial managers shape the future?

6 Dec 2017

Millennial employees now dominate the workforce, and it won’t be long before they’re running those same organisations. So what can...

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Following best practice in occupational health has wider business benefits, evidence from HSE shows

5 Dec 2017

There’s a simple way of increasing business efficiency that many executives overlook, according to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

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Getting to grips with new technology: A guide to best-practice HR software implementation

11 Sep 2017

PROMOTED| Introducing new systems can be a challenge for organisations, so what can you do during the implementation to ensure it is a successful change programme? Choosing and implementing new technology can be a daunting process...

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Good work or bad? Reaction to the Taylor Review

11 Jul 2017

Any much-anticipated report is likely to divide opinion, and the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices is no different. Rob...

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Robots vs humans? AI and the future of the workplace

22 Nov 2016

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

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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’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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