Worcestershire Employer Support

Helping to support Worcestershire businesses with workforce planning

Supporting Worcestershire businesses to have the right people, in the right role, at the right time for business growth and competitive advantage.

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What is Workforce Planning?

Workforce planning looks at the current skills of the workforce and compares this against the forecasted skills of the future.

This enables businesses to identify and address their skills gaps to help attract, retain, and support staff to achieve and maintain the necessary competencies for enhanced performance. Due to the volatility, complexity, uncertainty, and ambiguity experienced by businesses within the 21st century, Workforce Planning is seen as crucial in supporting businesses to thrive.

Why do we need Workforce Planning?

  • 73% of employees require support to prepare for the future world of work (Harvard Business Review, 2020)
  • business skill requirements have, and will continue to change; driven by factors such as technology. Many adults currently lack the skills required for emerging job roles (Boston Consulting Group, 2022; OECD, 2019)
  • learning and on-the-job training are two of the most common workforce strategies enabling businesses to continue to deliver their strategic goals, especially as talent availability is predicted to decrease, with 6 in 10 workers requiring upskilling by 2027 (World Economic Forum 2023)

Support for Workforce Planning (addressing skills and recruitment needs)

Upcoming Seminars (Free) for Businesses: Workforce Planning Event Tickets, Wed 14 Feb 2024 at 09:15 | Eventbrite

Utilise the Employer Toolkit to support the Workforce Planning Process: Worcestershire Midlife MOT

Get in touch with Worcestershire Workforce Planning

Phone:

01905 846446

Email:

lthompson1@worcestershire.gov.uk