Workforce Planning Process

What is this course about?
The aim of this course is to provide learners with strategic business planning. It is about how to implement appropriate plans to respond to proposed objectives, by linking strategic and operational activities and providing a clear line of sight in terms of performance goals and required outcomes. This is a practice based module covering the development of action plans. It considers 'what' to do and 'how' to do it, through building an integrated workforce planning approach. In doing so, it will explore how to integrate all HR functions into business planning, including recruitment, appraisals, rewards and development. The course explores the practical models, tools and techniques to respond to challenges and improve service delivery through the conversion of data into relevant usable information.

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

• Develop a critical awareness of labour market forces, trends, legislative frameworks and people analytics. Present and defend possible operational and tactical plans to achieve workforce solutions.

• Display an in-depth knowledge of data, models and systems that support 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?
Develop Integrated Workforce Planning Models
Business Planning and Mapping Service Changes
Matching Demand and Supply
Operational Activities
Developing Action Plans
Creating Integrated HR Solutions

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. Wednesday 7.00 - 10.00pm.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Evening

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