Preparing for the Growing Role of AI in Strategic Workforce Planning

Understanding Current Practices, Anticipating Future Trends, and Building AI-Ready Skills for Tomorrow's Workforce
Thursday, June 22, 2023, 4:05 PM - 4:45 PM

The session explores the current and future role of AI in strategic workforce planning. It dives into the strengths and weaknesses of AI, emerging AI technologies, the necessary skills for SWP professionals, and the importance of upskilling for an AI-driven future. The discussion includes audience interaction and key takeaways.

The role of AI in strategic workforce planning (SWP) is increasingly critical. AI enhances efficiency and provides deeper insights, but also presents challenges such as data privacy and algorithmic bias. As AI evolves, it's vital for SWP professionals to understand emerging technologies like machine learning, which could revolutionize SWP but also bring new ethical considerations. This shift demands new skills from SWP professionals, including data literacy and AI ethics. Preparing for this future also requires fostering a culture of lifelong learning and prioritizing upskilling. Understanding AI's role in SWP is therefore essential for professionals navigating these changes.

This session will explore:

  • Understanding AI's role in SWP
  • Strengths and weaknesses of AI
  • Emerging AI technologies
  • Ethics and risks in AI-driven SWP
  • Essential skills for SWP professionals
  • Preparing for the AI-driven future.

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of how AI currently enhances strategic workforce planning, including its use in predictive analytics and talent acquisition.

  • Learn about the benefits and challenges of AI, such as improved efficiency and data insights, as well as concerns around data privacy and algorithmic bias.

  • Gain insight into the potential of emerging AI technologies like machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing in revolutionising SWP.

  • Understand the ethical considerations and potential risks associated with an increasingly AI-driven approach to workforce planning.

  • Discover the skills and knowledge necessary for SWP professionals in an AI-driven environment, including data literacy, decision-making skills, and understanding AI ethics.

  • Learn about the importance of upskilling and reskilling initiatives, and fostering a culture of lifelong learning to equip the workforce for an AI-driven future.