Strategic Workforce Planning

What is this course about?
The aim of this course is to provide a holistic and contextual awareness of workforce planning and the importance of alignment between strategic and operational objectives. It enables participants to build a proactive approach based on understanding the objectives and why they are important. The objective is to provide more informed and appropriate decisions. Participants will develop an appreciation for why decisions are taken, allowing them to understand better and respond with plans that match supply and demand. Greater awareness of the contextual factors combined with a proactive approach will support the development of sustainable models and solutions.

Learning Outcomes
• Develop a systematic knowledge and understanding of the external and internal factors/forces affecting workforce planning in organisations.

• Develop a critical awareness of labour market forces, trends, legislative frameworks and people analytics. Present and defend possible solutions to identifiable gaps in demand and supply of labour.

• Display an in-depth knowledge of data, models and systems that support a whole of system approach to succession and WFP challenges. Providing possible solutions and contributions to better attraction, retention and turnover challenges across an organisation.

Subjects taught

What subjects will I study?
Context Review and Strategic Alignment
Development of Performance Goals based on Objectives
Integrating the Plans – Reviewing Systems
Reviewing the Customer Base
Achieving HRM System Strength - Process Strength
People Management

Entry requirements

All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the course.

Application dates

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12 weeks part-time. Thursday 7.00 - 10.00pm.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Evening

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