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Developing and Implementing
Workforce Plans
WORKFORCE PLANS

A detailed plan of the strategies that the HR department will undertake to ensure that
future workforce needs are met
Remember future workforce needs may be more or less than the current provision
Strategies may include:
- Training
- Redeployment
- Internal promotion…

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STEP 2 ­ PREDICTING LIKELY FUTURE CHANGES
Impact of internal and external audits and trends
- Are existing staff likely to leave?
- Who will be available in the market?
Review of corporate and functional objectives
- What staff will be needed to achieve these?
- Will staff cuts help…

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Training
Motivation
Market failure
- Having invested in training and development might the business' employees seek better
positions elsewhere?
Opportunity cost
Financial cost


INTERNAL INFLUENCES ON WORKFORCE PLANS
Financial objectives
- Cost minimisation
- HR budgets
- Training budget
Operational objectives
- New technology
- Innovation
- Lean production
Marketing…

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