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Workforce Productivity Starts with Workforce Planning

Posted by Savio Cruz on Jul 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM

A key factor to achieving your organizational objectives is having a well-aligned workforce. After all, it has been said that employees are a company's greatest asset.


Workforce planning involves the operational and strategic management of employees to ensure the long-term success of an organization. Successful workforce planning hinges on the ability to recruit and retain team members who are dedicated to advancing your strategic goals. Yet hiring the right talent is often easier said than done.


Last year, Forbes conducted a survey of nearly 700 respondents who were working for multinational corporations. Of them, 95 percent categorized workforce planning as highly important or critical but only 31 percent claimed to execute it effectively. These statistics show that many organizations know they could be doing a better job of planning, recruiting, and nurturing employees. But they may not have the resources or expertise to do so.


What efforts are you making to ensure that you're hiring the right talent? For those organizations seeking ways to make workforce planning easier, there are many methods to improve your talent management efforts. Some of those include:


Recruiter-on-Demand Services


If you ever wished that you had a recruiter at your fingertips, it’s possible. With recruiter-on-demand services, you’ll have the flexibility to hire subject matter experts when you need them. You can reduce fill time, scale your hiring needs, and improve your candidate pool. Plus, using digital recruiting tools reduces costs when compared to using talent agencies.


Cloud-Based Applicant Tracking Systems


Discover candidates across the globe with ATS and their continually growing database. You can fill open positions with qualified candidates selected from a larger pool than you would normally have access to. You’re also able to filter applications, optimizing your time and resources.


Recruitment Process Outsourcing


Perhaps you don’t have the time or the internal resources you need to recruit candidates to your team. If this is the case, consider outsourcing your recruitment needs. With recruitment process outsourcing, you’ll have an expert who's dedicated to matching high-quality talent with your vacant positions.


Contractual Staffing


Utilizing a temporary workforce can help fill gaps and advance strategic initiatives. Whether you need extra help during a certain time of the year or you need to temporarily fill a leadership role for a specific project, contractual staffing gives you the flexibility to do so. In addition, you may be able to participate in a managed service provider program that offers you complete visibility and control of your contingent workers.


Investing in strategic workforce planning leads to increased productivity for your organization. That’s because you’re able to hire talented employees from around the world and put them to their best use within your company.


Having a well-aligned workforce means every employee – from top to bottom – is dedicated to helping you achieve your business objectives. Engaged employees are effective employees, and that effectiveness translates into productivity for your organization.


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