Effective talent management starts with the business strategy: identifying and building the capabilities needed to deliver future business performance. Yet many organisations’ talent strategies simply extrapolate forward from today, failing to consider how the business context will change.
Strategic workforce planning is key to avoiding this trap, enabling the organisation to identify the talent needed to execute the strategy.
- Explore how to make workforce planning a meaningful process that’s focused on executing business strategy.
- Consider how to connect workforce planning with people strategy and other talent management processes.
- Assess your current approach to workforce planning to determine how to make it more effective and future-focused.
- Develop a practical approach to workforce planning that has business impact, and is not just a data collection cottage industry.
Managing Partner, On3 Partners
Jill Foley is a thought leader in strategic talent management and an experienced OD consultant. She has spent the last 20 years building her experience, knowledge and insight into what makes organisations deliver their full potential, through working with some of the worlds most respected companies.
In 2020 Jill founded niche consulting firm On3 Partners as a vehicle to offer strategic talent management services to clients in the private and public sector. Since then, Jill and her team have worked with global clients including Mars, Cathay Pacific, Sky, Bupa, Whitbread, Google, PayPal, Save the Children and BBC Worldwide. Before founding On3, Jill held senior executive positions in the telecoms sect; co-founded and built successful consulting business 7days, and in a previous life spent 8 years at PWC, latterly as a Director of the HR Consulting Practice. Jill studied Organisation Behaviour at Birkbeck Collect, University of London and has previously been a specialist faculty member and advisor on organisation design to the National School of Government and an occasional guest lecturer at Cranfield School of Management.
Researcher & Consultant
Wendy Hirsh works as a researcher and consultant, specialising in the future-oriented aspects of people management – workforce planning, sustainable organisational performance, succession, talent and development. She is a Principal Associate of the Institute for Employment Studies and Visiting Professor at both Derby and Kingston Universities. Wendy works across private, public and third sectors and has been researching how workforce planning in companies is responding to the uncertainties of Brexit.
Research Director, Corporate Research Forum
Gillian has worked as a senior HR practitioner and OD specialist for several organisations including Swiss Re, Vodafone and BAA. Prior to her HR career, she was a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting and is also a qualified solicitor. Gillian has written various CRF reports on subjects including HR strategy, organisation design and development, leadership development, coaching and diversity.
John Whelan MBE
Director, Corporate Research Forum
John Whelan is a Director at Corporate Research Forum. Formerly UK HR Director of BAE Systems, the FTSE 100 defence, security, and aerospace company, John’s experience and strengths lie in business and HR Transformation, Organisation Development and Employee Relations. Prior to joining BAE, he held a variety of HR roles in engineering, technology and manufacturing businesses across the telecommunications and semi-conductor industries including Matra-Marconi Space where he was HR Director for the UK and, latterly, Group HRD.