How far in advance do you plan your resources?

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All professional services rely on the time and availability of their staff, so it’s essential that you plan these resources effectively so that your projects and client engagements will run smoothly. By planning your human resources more effectively, you can ensure that the right people with the right skills are working on the right projects at the right time.

While this may sound wonderful, investing your own time in planning everybody else’s can be challenging. In this slideshare you will find out how resource planning software can help you effectively plan your resources further in advance. From optimising utilisation by matching staff with projects to gaining instant and complete visibility of key performance metrics, we will demonstrate how resource planning software can help you optimise your planning.

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How far in advance do you plan your resources?

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  2. 2. How Far in Advance Do You Plan Your Resources? How far in advance can you plan your resources? A year, a day, a minute?
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  4. 4. How Far in Advance Do You Plan Your Resources? Plan your resources well and the project will run well.
  5. 5. How Far in Advance Do You Plan Your Resources? Consider: • Succession planning • Flexible working • Labour demand and supply forecasting • Recruitment and retention planning • Skills audit gap analysis • Talent management • Multi-skilling • Job design • Risk management • Outsourcing • Career planning • Scenario planning Plan your resources well and the project will run well.
  6. 6. How Far in Advance Do You Plan Your Resources? Fast-growing Professional Services firms rely on the time and availability of their staff to run their businesses.
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  8. 8. How Far in Advance Do You Plan Your Resources? Resource planning software can help achieve better resource management and staff placement by helping to plan in advance:
  9. 9. How Far in Advance Do You Plan Your Resources? Resource planning software can help achieve better resource management and staff placement by helping to plan in advance: • Facilitate communication between managers and employees with built-in workflows. • Leverage employee self-service applications for HR administrative tasks. • Gain visibility into resource capacity needs, skills and competencies, and plan resources and develop staff accordingly. • Optimise utilisation by matching staff with projects appropriate to their skill set. • Minimise unbillable time with online tools for recruiting, training and administrative tasks. • Gain instant and complete visibility of key performance metrics.
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