Workforce Planning for the Future Workforce

Saturday, July 1, 2023, 12:00 AM
(UTC+02:00) Berlin, Bern
Jordan Pettman

Workforce planning, at its core, has been executed in a pretty consistent way for about 30 years. So why is it important to refresh our thinking and approach our understanding of supply, demand and gap differently now?

2020, changing employee experience expectations, deepening understanding of skills, now and how they’ll be needed in the future, and ongoing environmental pressures enable us to to really drive evidence lead people strategy development through workforce planning to a whole new level.

Focus: Strategy/Leadership, Workforce Planning, Talent Planning/Management, Recruiting, Comp & Ben

  • 2020 presented a change in ways of working and business models, introduced loads more technology and caused organisations to think about how they “get things done” today – and got them thinking about how they’ll do it in the future.
  • There is a direct link between the way we think we’ll execute business tomorrow and the investments, not least of which would be in skills development and employee experiences that we will make today.
  • The idea of future of work is ubiquitous. We need to be in a position to talk to employees about their future in the context of what our organisations are trying to achieve.
  • The rate of change today is faster than ever before. Organisations need to be better at connecting their employees today to the organisations of the future, or risk losing them.

This session will explore:

  • The changed business environment. Achieving the same – differently.
  • How could we define what a workforce needs to deliver in order to achieve the outcomes the business seeks in the future?
  • Workforce Planning, the age old process, with a difference.. How do we estimate the skills we have and the way skills change, and what impact do tasks being automated or augmented have?
  • Influence on Talent strategy & career change pathing for people roles whose tasks could be automated/augmented
  • Do we need a new name for this practice?

Learning outcomes:

  • You’ll be inspired by the opportunity the future holds
  • You’ll understand the tie from HR intervention to business results, and how to use them to plan for talent actions
  • You’ll learn about a few academic studies
  • You’ll have a great time.