Organizations need to ensure their workforces meet the needs of their business before they hire them. HR departments, therefore, must ensure they bring employees in that have the skills to improve the business. Strategic workforce planning plays a key role in ensuring a company meets its goals, but a combined effort across all stakeholders is required.
Kim Pope, chief operating officer at WilsonHCG, spoke to journalists at the Forbes Human Resources Council about how to improve strategic management planning.
She said operationalizing workforce planning is essential and that market research should be used to identify which skills your organization needs and then operationalize that within your company.
“For example, if you're planning an IT transformation project in two years, you should pipeline talent now, so you’re ready to hire before it starts,” Pope added.
She also suggested building a talent pipeline to ensure consistent access to qualified candidates who are ready to start as and when the need arises.
With more than 15 years of experience in talent acquisition and recruitment process outsourcing and as a member of the executive leadership team, Pope collaborates with colleagues to ensure operational and process excellence. She drives implementation and innovation strategy and has been instrumental in building the framework for many of the company’s global partnerships.
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