22 December 2014

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How to Avoid the 12 Deadly Traps of Workforce Strategic Planning

Workforce strategic planning is a "hot" issue for many organisations as they seek to better manage their most vital intangible asset – their people.

In this white paper, the business case is argued as to why organisations should develop a workforce strategy, including the adverse consequences in failing to do so.

The 12 deadly traps of workforce strategic planning are identified to assist both "young and experienced players" in developing a workforce strategy. Then an explanation of the reasoning behind why these traps have been identified as such is provided.

In this white paper, the business case is argued as to why organisations should develop a workforce strategy, including the adverse consequences in failing to do so. Additionally the meaning of the term "workforce strategic planning" is clarified given that some misconceptions abound.

The 12 deadly traps of workforce strategic planning are identified to assist both "young and experienced players" in developing a workforce strategy. Then an explanation of the reasoning behind why these traps have been identified as such is provided.

To avoid these traps, an AWS Skills-Based Workforce Segmentation Model, adapted from the Human Resource Management (HRM) architectural model of Lepak and Snell (1999, 2002) is presented. Finally a number of case studies that illustrate both the presence and avoidance of some of these 12 deadly traps are presented.

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1 September 2016

CRF Prague: Introducing Our Pre-Conference Masterclasses

We are delighted to supplement our two-day conference with five masterclass sessions led by experts in their respective fields. These sessions will be highly interactive with a strong focus on recommendations, offering attendees practical takeaways to help drive business performance. Starting at 16.30 on Wednesday 12 October, and lasting 90 minutes, we highly recommend you register for one of these masterclasses to ensure you make the most of your time with us in Prague. The masterclasses will be run by the following organisations: OrgVue, Duke CE, IMD, KPMG and Mercer.

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19 March 2015

Strategic Workforce Planning - Interview with David Knight, KPMG

At our 2015 Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) event, David Knight, Associate Partner of KPMG in the UK, identified why SWP is important and the key elements required to demonstrate effective workforce planning within organisations.

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19 March 2015

Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP): Applications of Latest Research

Colin Beames explores different models of strategic workforce planning as well as the 12 deadly traps of strategic workforce planning which may be holding you back!

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19 March 2015

Post Meeting Review Notes - Strategic Workforce Planning

A summary of our 2015 event on Strategic Workforce Planning.

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10 March 2015

Workforce Strategy

CRF and Advanced Workforce Strategies (AWS) invited CRF members to complete the Workforce Strategy Audit Survey. This report sets out the aggregated responses of the CRF member organisations who completed the Survey.

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10 March 2015

Executive Summary: Workforce Strategy

In today‘s world of ever-increasing complexity, it is even more important to prepare for an uncertain future armed with a plan that can be adapted to changing circumstances, rather than simply reacting to unforeseen events. Adopting a strategic approach to workforce planning will leave organisations better prepared to deal with a dynamic and fast-changing environment.

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