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.


Talent shortage worst since 2008, says recruiter

Almost a quarter of employers in the UK are unable to find the talent they need.

The power of celebration: driving change with the Princess Royal Training Awards

30 Jan 2020

PROMOTED | Major societal shifts like globalisation and digitisation are transforming the world as we know it...

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‘Lack of leadership talent holding back large businesses’

16 Jan 2020

Leadership instability is blighting many top businesses, with a large minority of HR chiefs reporting difficulties in developing effective senior leaders.

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Is succession planning an outdated concept?

7 Jan 2020

Succession planning often focuses on key leaders in the organisation. But in a changing business environment, planning for the future...

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How easy is it to implement a four-day week?

11 Nov 2019

If the four-day week is to be a realistic option for businesses, work needs to be done on how it can be made to suit companies of different sizes.

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UNLEASH 2019: HR’s role will involve continuous learning and collaboration

24 Oct 2019

HR’s future role will involve creating a culture of continuous learning and cross-functional collaboration, UNLEASH delegates are told.

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Union doubtful over government figures on teachers’ hours

11 Oct 2019

Teachers' working hours have fallen by five hours per week over the past three years, according to government figures. But the main education union disagrees

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Businesses may need to compensate workers facing cancelled shifts

19 Jul 2019

The government has announced new proposals of compensation for workers when their shift is cancelled at short notice

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police resources

Police lack resources to do their job, ex-chiefs warn

5 Jul 2019

Police resources have been “drained to dangerously low levels”, contributing to feelings of “lawlessness” in some areas of Britain, five...

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hesitancy

How tackling hesitancy could solve the gender diversity challenge

4 Jul 2019

The launch of the government’s Gender Equality Roadmap this week re-emphasised the role employers have in in reducing the inequality...

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Immigration rules on same-sex partners remain tough

24 May 2019

Only a third of countries allow same-sex spouses to qualify as dependents on immigration applications, while just 30% allow same-sex partners this qualification.

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Brexit bringing out the best in strategic HR planning, says survey

16 Apr 2019

HR functions are taking a long-term, strategic approach to growing the value of their people – and the challenges of...

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How to draw up a blueprint for workforce planning

28 Mar 2019

Workforce planning in today’s chaotic labour market may feel like an uphill struggle, but a methodological approach to sourcing talent...

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Strategic workforce planning is a necessity, not a ‘nice to have’

20 Mar 2019

With automation likely to see many jobs displaced in the near future, employers need to prepare now to find areas where workers' existing and emerging skills will be needed

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Workforce Planning: A strategic approach to addressing your future workforce requirements

17 Mar 2019

PROMOTED CONTENT | In a nutshell, workforce planning is a systematic approach that ensures you have the right people with the right skills ...

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