03 Oct

Develop a Business Case for Workforce Planning

A common reason I am given for a business to not engage in workforce planning is that they don’t see the value in it.  Aside from the information, I presented in my article Why do Organizations Need Workforce Planning, there is the information presented in the Entrepreneur Magazine article, 5 Important Guidelines to Increase HR Values In Your Organization.  These articles may not address the objections of your harshest critics.  In that instance, you would have to develop a Business Case for Workforce Planning.

How do you develop a business case for  Workforce Planning (WP)?

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28 Sep

The Simple Business Plan – Complete and Execute Your Business Plan

You’ve developed the five parts of your Simple Business Plan.  You’ve talked them over, dissected and digested them.  They are how you want them now.  You aren’t done.  You have to complete and execute your business plan.  If you just complete it, you’ll be like many but not all businesses.  You’ll have a business plan.  If you execute the plan, you will be among those highly successful businesses that both complete and execute their business plan.  Given the survival rate of businesses in the US, when you complete and execute your business plan, you can find yourself in that group of businesses with long term sustainable survival and growth.

How do you complete and execute your business plan?

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26 Sep

Is Workforce Planning Too Complex

Workforce Planning is the single best way to not only drive your talent strategy but also to support your overall business strategy.  Your workforce planning strategy should not exist unless it is aligned with and supporting your overall business strategy.  Building a Workforce Plan, as I have shared before, takes time, effort and knowledge.  A common concern is its complexity.  Is Workforce Planning Too Complex?

Let’s answer that question…

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21 Sep

The Simple Business Plan – Your Process

The next step in your Simple Business Plan is your process (Part 6).  Your Process is how you do things.  It is the methods and values, by which you produce a product or provide a service.  Consistency in your process promotes consistency in production and service.  You have the same quality for each item you produce or provide.  How do you ensure that you have consistency in your process?

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19 Sep

Measure the Workforce Plan

The ability to measure the success of your Workforce Plan depends on overcoming one of the 3-Challenges.  That challenge is perception.  Most businesses in America, even those that refer to their employees as their most valuable asset, see the workforce as a cost to be managed.  Measuring the success of your workforce plan means changing that perception to one of seeing the workforce as the primary means of business growth and success.  In other words, like any asset, you must care for it in a way that makes it maximize its potential.  That is what we are doing here as we Measure the Workforce Plan to Ensure Maximum Potential.

Here is how…

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