Workforce Planning and Recruitment Course

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1 01 - 02 Nov 2022 Please call us Register


Workforce planning is the process of analyzing an organization’s likely future needs for people in terms of numbers, skills and locations. Workforce planning is rapidly emerging as an essential activity for HR to engage in if it is to increase strategic contribution and drive talent and business outcomes. It allows the organization to plan how those needs can be met through recruitment and training. Because the company is growing, an organization needs to recruit on a regular basis for both the food and non-food parts of the business. The Workforce Planning course will help you analyze the workforce, develop a strategy to match demand for staff with the right people at the right time, and create a plan for talent management and retention.


By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the elements of HR strategy
  • Use techniques and tactics applicable to workforce planning
  • Develop an action plan to improve the recruitment and retention of key talent
  • Confidently participate in the business planning process and construct and implement workforce plans.


  • People involved in HR and recruitment services within your organization or you simply want to increase your potential to deliver more powerful and longer-lasting results in strategic planning.


Fundamentals of workforce planning

  • Workforce planning to get, keep and grow
  • Defining workforce planning
  • Strategic planning and workforce planning
  • It is all a question of demand and supply
  • Workforce planning and forecasting employee needs
  • Aims and phases of workforce planning
  • Drivers of workforce planning
  • Benefits of workforce planning
  • Keys to successful workforce planning
  • Workforce planning Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Talent Management Context

  • Talent management aligned with strategy
  • Talent management by the numbers

Strategic Workforce Planning

  • Pace of change
  • Workforce planning evolution
  • Operational versus strategic workforce planning

Business Strategy           

  • Strategy first
  • Competitive differentiation map
  • Examples of strategic statements
  • Strategic alignment

Foundations for effective succession planning

Succession planning methods

Career planning processes

Constructing the workforce plan