Strategic Workforce Preparation

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 9:00a - 4:30p

St. Petersburg, Florida

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1. Why do you call it Strategic Workforce 'Preparation'?

  • While HR Metrics Coach is critical of the workforce planning process as practiced by most organizations, there is no doubt that we have seen value in some of the underlying workforce planning process.  We encourage our clients to think about “strategic workforce preparation” instead of pursuing strategic workforce planning.  It seems to me “preparation” is what our leaders are asking for, not planning.

2. What's the difference between Workforce Planning and Workforce Preparation?

  • Preparation is about being nimble and agile.  Preparation is about insight and not being surprised. Preparation is about reacting more quickly than your competition.  As the old joke goes, you don’t need to outrun the bear, you just need to outrun the competition.  Or as economists say, a “relative competitive advantage.”

3. What will I walk away with from participating in the event?

  • A framework to approach this work in your organization
  • Simple but effective tools that are Excel-based to segment and start to analyze your workforce
  • Alternative strategy to develop “competency models” 
  • Realistic next steps to implement in your organization

4. Why is the price for one attendee so much more expensive than multiple attendees?

  • The training is designed for organizational teams to participate. Therefore, we've structured the pricing to ensure that you get the most out of your money by bringing at least 2 participants to the event.

5. Why do you limit the number of participating organization to twelve?

  • Based on our experience, we believe optimal learning occurs in small groups and through peer group interaction.  Therefore we are limiting the event participation to no more than 12 organizations.  Ideally we would like 5 – 8 organizations to get a good mix of points of view but keep the day focused on your issues.