For most businesses, large or small, the task of identifying what work needs doing and who should do it is a continuous challenge! Workforce planning is the approach most businesses take to address this challenge.
It is rare that a business of any size operates for long without having to recruit or remove employees.
For example, consider why a business might need to recruit staff:
The world of work is also changing rapidly:
Businesses need to understand and respond to these changes if they are to recruit staff of the right standard – and keep them!
So what is workforce planning?
Workforce planning is about deciding how many and what types of workers are required
There are several steps involved in workforce planning:
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