December 22nd 2014

How to Avoid the 12 Deadly Traps of Workforce Strategic Planning

In this white paper, the business case is argued as to why organisations should develop a workforce strategy, including the adverse consequences in failing to do so.

Workforce strategic planning is a "hot" issue for many organisations as they seek to better manage their most vital intangible asset - their people.

The 12 deadly traps of workforce strategic planning are identified to assist both "young and experienced players" in developing a workforce strategy. The paper also includes an explanation of the reasoning behind why these traps have been identified and recommends techniques to avoid them. A number of case studies are included as evidence in support of the advocated techniques to avoid the 12 deadly traps of workforce strategic planning.

Here, you can download and view this whitepaper. The full whitepaper on how to avoid the 12 deadly traps of workforce strategic planning is accessible for CRF members only. If you are not a member and are interested in discussing membership, please contact Richard Hargreaves on



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