3.17 Developing and
implementing workforce
plans
identify and
explain
components of a
workforce plan

assess the
factors
influencing
workforce plans

Learning objectives
A...
What is workforce planning?
Definition
Definition

The process of determining
The process of determining
the labour needs ...
How many?
How many?

total employees,
total employees,
full time, part
full time, part
time
time

When
When
needed?
needed...
Staff turnover
Staff turnover

Proportion of staff leaving over a period of time
Proportion of staff leaving over a period...
Task 1
 Use the information on the worksheet provided to
calculate the labour turnover rate for Steward
and Mathers over ...
Task 2
 Read the information provided on the worksheet
for Pickerell’s
 Calculate the number of staff that need to be
re...
Competition
Competition

tends to reduce staffing
tends to reduce staffing
needs, raise skills or
needs, raise skills or
f...
Promotion
Promotion

Staff
Staff
development and
development and
training
training

Supply: internal influences
Flexibilit...
Competition
Competition

Housing
Housing
market
market

availability and
availability and
price
price

Public
Public
trans...
Employee / employer relations
Employee / employer relations

Internal recruitment and training tend to
Internal recruitmen...
Prevents unforeseen difficulties
Prevents unforeseen difficulties
labour shortages and surpluses are costly
labour shortag...
Task 3
 Use the Work Foundation website to research
examples of workforce plans implemented by one
of the following busin...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Developing and implementing workforce plans

548 views

Published on

Published in: Business, Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
548
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
20
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
13
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Developing and implementing workforce plans

  1. 1. 3.17 Developing and implementing workforce plans
  2. 2. identify and explain components of a workforce plan assess the factors influencing workforce plans Learning objectives Assess the value of using workforce plans Analyse positive and negative effects of implementing a workforce plan
  3. 3. What is workforce planning? Definition Definition The process of determining The process of determining the labour needs of the the labour needs of the business now and in the future business now and in the future
  4. 4. How many? How many? total employees, total employees, full time, part full time, part time time When When needed? needed? What What skills? skills? Where Where needed? needed? What does it involve? How to achieve targets? How to achieve targets? Increase staffing through: training; Increase staffing through: training; redeployment, external recruitment redeployment, external recruitment Decrease staffing (rationalise) through: natural Decrease staffing (rationalise) through: natural wastage; voluntary redundancy; early wastage; voluntary redundancy; early retirement; compulsory redundancy retirement; compulsory redundancy
  5. 5. Staff turnover Staff turnover Proportion of staff leaving over a period of time Proportion of staff leaving over a period of time number of staff leaving in given time period x 100 average number of staff in post in given time period Demand: internal influences Functional and Functional and strategic decisions strategic decisions eg move to direct eg move to direct marketing or telesales, new marketing or telesales, new products products Sales Sales total, by region, total, by region, product, product, country country
  6. 6. Task 1  Use the information on the worksheet provided to calculate the labour turnover rate for Steward and Mathers over the period 2004 - 2008
  7. 7. Task 2  Read the information provided on the worksheet for Pickerell’s  Calculate the number of staff that need to be recruited in 2008 in each of the categories mentioned  How would the number of full-time staff below manager level that needed to be recruited be affected by additional training which reduced labour turnover by 20%?
  8. 8. Competition Competition tends to reduce staffing tends to reduce staffing needs, raise skills or needs, raise skills or flexibility needed flexibility needed Technology Technology tends to reduce tends to reduce staffing needs or staffing needs or raise skills needed raise skills needed Demand: external influences Changing production techniques Changing production techniques improving productivity through new improving productivity through new machinery, teamworking reduces need for machinery, teamworking reduces need for workers and increases skills required workers and increases skills required
  9. 9. Promotion Promotion Staff Staff development and development and training training Supply: internal influences Flexibility Flexibility changing workforce changing workforce practices may help practices may help supply of labour supply of labour Staff loss and Staff loss and retirement retirement
  10. 10. Competition Competition Housing Housing market market availability and availability and price price Public Public transport transport Unemployment Unemployment Supply: external influences Availability Availability of skills of skills Availability of Availability of flexible workers flexible workers Population Population Government training Government training and subsidies and subsidies
  11. 11. Employee / employer relations Employee / employer relations Internal recruitment and training tend to Internal recruitment and training tend to motivate staff but may not suit needs of motivate staff but may not suit needs of employer employer Key issues Corporate image Corporate image particularly important particularly important when there is a need to when there is a need to downsize as may impact downsize as may impact on sales on sales Costs Costs Internal Internal recruitment can be recruitment can be more cost more cost effective effective
  12. 12. Prevents unforeseen difficulties Prevents unforeseen difficulties labour shortages and surpluses are costly labour shortages and surpluses are costly Value of workforce planning Limitations Limitations only as effective as quality of information on only as effective as quality of information on which they are based and how appropriate which they are based and how appropriate plans are ––they need to be adaptable to plans are they need to be adaptable to changing strategy and external environment changing strategy and external environment
  13. 13. Task 3  Use the Work Foundation website to research examples of workforce plans implemented by one of the following businesses / organisations         Elli Lilly Lloyds TSB Marks and Spencer Price Waterhouse Coopers Royal Bank of Scotland Unilever BT Inland Revenue

×