WisdomNet Offers Insight In Workforce Management

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<p><strong>Denver &mdash; April 10</strong><br />WisdomNet, a provider of technology and consulting solutions for government and Fortune 1000 companies, has released a white paper that addresses the need for organizations to step beyond capacity planning into a workforce planning initiative that will provide both short- and long-term benefits to the organization.&nbsp; </p><p>Written by WisdomNet CEO Brian Wilkerson and Senior Consultant Kathy Nixon, &ldquo;Advanced Workforce Planning: The New Core Process for Making Strategy a Reality&rdquo; provides an in-depth look at how organizations can tie their workforce strategies to their business strategies.&nbsp; </p><p>The white paper:<br /></p><ul><li>Discusses how workforce planning can immediately provide business value.</li><li>Outlines the key aspects of organizational capacity planning and illustrates how these methods will not be sufficient in helping businesses sustain their current operations (much less grow).</li><li>Discusses the key aspects of workforce planning and how it can help organizations not only sustain, but also increase, performance.</li><li>Demonstrates the range of workforce planning benefits to business performance through three case examples.</li></ul><p>&ldquo;After years of sustaining or increasing business productivity, organizational leaders are now faced with one of the most complex labor marketplaces in recent history,&rdquo; Wilkerson said. &ldquo;Effective workforce planning can help organizations determine if a growth plan can be achieved, what it will take to achieve it and the alternatives available for meeting talent needs.&rdquo;<br /><br />WisdomNet&rsquo;s proprietary model for Workforce Planning, Workforce Impact, was created to assist companies with:<br /></p><ul><li>Optimizing their current workforce.</li><li>Illustrating appropriate contingent labor strategies.</li><li>Determining future workforce needs and gaps.<br /></li><li>Identifying opportunities for process improvement, automation, outsourcing and organizational changes.<br /></li><li>Providing a disciplined approach to melding business needs with process architecture and required results.</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;If implemented effectively, workforce planning can ultimately drive an organization&rsquo;s strategy, operational planning processes and structure,&rdquo; Wilkerson said. &ldquo;Ultimately, workforce planning puts in place a critical element that has been missing from most business planning: the people side of the equation. </p><p>&quot;By analyzing empirical data, an organization can not only determine how much it will cost (in concrete terms) to achieve a particular strategy, but also if that strategy is even feasible from a resource perspective.&rdquo; </p>

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