Your workforce: your value driver

Strategic workforce planning enabling the future success of your business

Across industries, organisations need a clear and meaningful mandate to attract and retain the right people in the right place with relevant skills.

Overview

Across industries, organisations need a clear and meaningful mandate to attract and retain the right people in the right place with relevant skills despite the economic shifts and global disruptions. This report delves into ways businesses can use Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) to address workforce issues that are transforming the future of work and continuously redefining the employee experience and how we work.

Organisations need to be proactive, agile and embrace technology to undertake the projection of how work, workers and the workplace will evolve. Strategic Workforce Planning is the analytic forecasting and planning process that directs workforce activities to ensure the organisation executes its business strategy with the correct talent. This approach can enable organisations to realise their dream workforce by gaining insight into workforce flows and optimisation of people interventions.

 

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Key benefits of effective Strategic Workforce Planning 

Realising the key benefits of effective Strategic Workforce Planning today to prepare for tomorrow's work, workforces and workplace.

Clarity, control and reliability for the c-suite

  1. Clarity - Strategic work planning is an essential business tool that helps business leaders gain full insight into the workforce. This approach enables organisations to manage risks and workforce challenges through reviewing the impact of different scenarios.
  2. Control - Strategic workforce planning enables business leaders to receive signals when milestones are not being met. It improves efficiency levels in line with industry standards through predictive data insights.
  3. Reliability - It enables more transparency and accountability through greater flexibility in managing labour more cost efficiently. It also enables sustainable business practices by planning the best possible ways to move an organisation’s workforce to where it needs to be in the future.

 

Strategic work planning can help South African businesses withstand disruption and reduce the overall impacts of a crisis. The 4 basic principles of strategic workforce planning are to ensure that your organisation has the right people with the right skills at the right place and time and at the right cost. It has never been clearer that  organisations need a strong workforce strategy that helps them take action today to prepare for tomorrow's work, workforces and workplace.

 

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Marthle du Plessis

Marthle du Plessis

Director | Africa Workforce of the Future Leader, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 4075

 Bernice  Wessels

Bernice Wessels

Director | Consulting & Risk Services, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 21 529 2395

Nomalungelo Biyela

Nomalungelo Biyela

Senior Manager | People Analytics, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 5129

Tshenolo Molatedi

Tshenolo Molatedi

Manager | People Analytics, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 5056

Devon Haantjes

Devon Haantjes

Manager | People and Analytics, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 21 529 2402

Carla Greenland

Carla Greenland

Manager | Africa Workforce of the Future Campaign Lead, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 5040

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