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.


Personnel Today Awards 2020: HR Team of the Year shortlist

23 Nov 2020

The Personnel Today Awards winners will be announced on Thursday. Our final shortlist spotlight centres on the teams in the...

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Ban on care staff moving between workplaces proposed

18 Nov 2020

Agency workers in the care sector will be banned from moving between care homes under new government proposals to reduce...

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Building skills the top priority for HR leaders in 2021

16 Nov 2020

Gartner study also finds a lack of diversity is undermining confidence and trust in leadership.

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‘Zoom fatigue’ is a thing, study shows

12 Nov 2020

Employees are often ill-equipped to work at home and find it difficult to switch off. The result could be poor health and lower productivity, warns study.

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How does HR navigate new workplace norms? (webinar)

11 Nov 2020

ON-DEMAND | Everyone’s referring to ‘the new normal’ but what do we actually mean and what are the practical implications for HR?

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Job losses reach record high despite summer reopenings

10 Nov 2020

Redundancies hit a new record high in the late summer and early autumn despite the easing of lockdown measures, new...

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Tech and transport leaders join Personnel Today webinar panel

6 Nov 2020

Directors from First Group and Synamedia are to join the panel for our upcoming webinar, “How does HR navigate new workplace norms?”

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Farmers need clarity on ‘vital’ seasonal worker recruitment

28 Oct 2020

The agriculture sector urgently needs clarity on how it will be able to recruit seasonal workers from overseas next year,...

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‘Snap out of it and prepare for new immigration rules’ firms warned

26 Oct 2020

Employers need to ‘snap out’ of their complacency and start preparing for the points-based immigration system, a specialist has warned...

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WEF: Half of all work tasks to be automated

21 Oct 2020

Half of all work tasks will be handled by machines by 2025 – but inequality will worsen as a result...

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Quarter of employers do nothing to improve top-level diversity

20 Oct 2020

A quarter of employers (24%) make no effort to attract and recruit more diverse candidates for top-level jobs.
That is...

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Looking beyond Brexit: is your organisation ready? (webinar)

16 Oct 2020

As we near the closing stages of the transition period, and the end of free movement between the EU and...

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Redundancies vs reduced hours: Juggling workloads through coronavirus

30 Jul 2020

As furlough fades and redundancies rise, Jonny Gifford examines how workloads differ across the labour market and suggests how reducing...

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The next ethical dilemma: do we pay back furlough?

21 Jul 2020

Firms like Asos, Taylor Wimpey, Ikea are repaying furlough money, while others, such as Primark and Rightmove, say they will not take up the job retention bonus. What's their motivation?

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How should vulnerable workers feature in return to work risk assessments?

8 Jun 2020

BAME people and individuals with obesity are at greater risk from Covid-19. How can they be protected in the workplace?

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