Course Overview 

The everchanging global economic conditions brought about by technology, fluid political landscapes, major shifts in demographics and social attitudes, calls for a keener focus towards workforce planning and people strategising in many organisations. The need for the right people, with the right skills, in the right roles, at the right time and at the right cost rings true now more than ever. While globalisation and changes in work practices offers an increased access to talent, it is equally true that organisations are exposed to heightened competition for people resource. 

Given these fluctuating dynamics, how can HR practitioners keep ahead of the curve? How can workforce planning help align changing organisation needs with its people strategy? Workforce Planning Essentials will help you peel through these complexities and equip you with the necessary insights as you reshape the workforce of the future for your organisation.

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Course Outline and Learning Outcome 

a.Understand and apply the basic principles of workforce planning
• An overview of the WFP process
• Understanding WFP drivers and how this impacts the business
• Creating alignment between organisation, people and WFP strategies

b.Understand the internal and external factors that impact WFP
• Impact of the VUCA environment
• Conducting environmental analysis
• Impact of technology and digitalisation to the workforce and jobs

c.Analyse your current and potential workforce
• Understanding the labour market and changing demographics
• Tools for analysing current & potential workforce
• Identify business critical roles and workforce segmentation
• Tools for measuring staff turnover and retention

d.Determine future workforce needs
• Quantifying future workforce planning needs
• Scenario planning process and tools
• Identifying critical or key roles and their future needs

e.Identify workforce gaps against future needs and actions to address them
• Process and tools for identifying the gaps
• Options to address shortages, surplus and skills mismatch
• Contingency and adaptive planning

f.Monitor progress and evaluate impact of workforce planning initiatives
• Critical issues to monitor and report on
• The psychological contract
• Talent evaluation tools

Target Learners

This course is ideal for HR practitioners who are directly involved in shaping and creating workforce plans in congruence with business needs and strategies.

  • Senior HR practitioner or executive seeking to deepen knowledge in creating and driving adaptive workforce plans
  • Aspiring HR Manager seeking to strengthen understanding and build a strong foundation in workforce analytics
  • Business unit head with vested interest in integrating workforce plans into organisation strategic goals
  • Owner of small and medium sized businesses desiring to better manage workforce risks

Duration & Fee

15 & 17 November 2022

2 days; 16 Hours
9am* to 6pm
(inclusive of 1 hour lunch break)
*Registration commences at 8:30am on the first day

Venue: SHRI Premises @
137 Cecil Street, #09-08,
Singapore 069537

Fee: Full Course Fee - $1284
(inclusive of 7% GST)

Course participants may apply for SSG training grant
Please refer to course brochure for course subsidy breakdown.

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