March 10th 2015

Executive Summary: Workforce Strategy

In today’s world of ever-increasing complexity, it is even more important to prepare for an uncertain future armed with a plan that can be adapted to changing circumstances, rather than simply reacting to unforeseen events. Adopting an effective workforce strategy will leave organisations better prepared to deal with a dynamic and fast-changing environment. This executive summary of our research report on Workforce Strategy covers topics including:

• What is workforce strategy and why is it needed?
• The current context that makes workforce strategy an effective solution
• The benefits of an effective workplace strategy on increasing capability, reducing costs and aligning resources to future business needs
• How connecting the business and workforce strategies can mean organisations gain a competitive advantage
• How workforce strategy can help organisations futureproof the business
• Identifying critical roles using workforce strategy
• How workforce strategy can lead to better returns on investment in training and development, talent management and succession planning

Here, you can download and view the report’s executive summary. The full report, Workforce Strategy, is accessible for CRF members only. If you are not a member and are interested in discussing membership, please contact Richard Hargreaves on richard@crforum.co.uk.

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