British businesses should improve their strategic workforce planning, study reveals
UK businesses looking to bolster their overall performance and mitigate any future challenges should also consider implementing a very solid and reliable strategic workforce planning solution, a survey from the Corporate Research Forum and KPMG has been able to reveal.
Data from the survey suggests that, while workforce planning was actively used in organisations, it was not linked to the overall strategic business plan. Only 15% of organisations surveyed said there was a clear link.
Firms participating in the poll also said they tend to react to workforce challenges rather than plan for them, with close to half (47%) of those surveyed saying that recruitment forecasts for the next 12 months have not been undertaken in their organisations.
The research also reveals that HR departments are not segmenting workforces thoroughly enough, an approach which can be detrimental to the long-term performance of a business.
KPMG associate partner David Knight said that one of the biggest issues that business will face in the coming years is the management of human capital.
“Workforce planning is now seen as critical to sustaining performance and growth, and the responsibility for this lies not only with HR directors, but with the wider executive team.
“Poor planning can make it difficult to adapt to changing market conditions, as well as retain talent in competitive industries. The ability to forecast skills requirements, pre-empt workforce risks and deploy resources efficiently will underpin financial success for organisations in future.”
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