Overcome the Talent Shortage with Strategic Workforce Planning

How behavioral assessment data drives long-term business success

More than one third of employers worldwide struggle with staffing shortages and over half of these organizations fear this shortage will have a high or medium impact on their businesses (Manpower Group Annual Survey, 2012). This whitepaper reviews the issue and highlights the role behavioral assessments can play in addressing the problem, providing a six-step strategic workforce planning process.

The key, according to the whitepaper, is for companies to be more “talent-focused” rather than merely “resource-focused.” Emphasizing headcount projections along with associated costs while overlooking vital people-related factors can put the execution of the company’s intent at risk. Talent-focused companies use workforce analytics to ensure job fit for workers as well as to optimize individual development and team dynamics. Subsequently, these organizations benefit from higher levels of employee engagement, job satisfaction and retention.

The six-step workforce planning process includes:

  • creating strategic alignment
  • evaluating the current state of the organization
  • forecasting future workforce needs
  • analyzing gaps
  • developing an action plan
  • executing, monitoring and adapting the plan.