Julie Sloan, OAM and CEO of Workforce Planning Global, told Randstad that organisations that have positioned themselves with good workforce planning practice pre-Covid19 are well placed and confident in developing responses to current demands and to re-think their workplace structures, workforce, and service delivery models. Those that have not are scrambling and reactive in their workforce decision making.
Julie reminds us that it is important to be undertaking workforce planning, utilising reliable data and analysing the workforce from both the vertical level i.e. organisation, division, branch perspective and horizontal level i.e. skills and capability requirements. Executives need to be looking at the organisation structure as it stands now and take this opportunity during the Covid19 Pandemic to consider what it should or could look like if it were being set up today, and identifying the interventions required to achieve the required workforce adjustment.
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