Workforce Planning

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Moments after stepping off the plane from New Orleans I headed into San Francisco to present at the Northern California Human Resources Association's Compensation Conference.

After a week of interacting with 10's of thousands of HR Professionals, a few questions remained:

1. Why aren't things changing at a more expedient rate?

July 10, 2017

In a recent blog, I looked at some of the research and narrative around skill shortages. 

September 14, 2016


You’ve probably just wrapped up your plans for 2016 and would like to focus on executing for a successful year. Instead of waiting until late next year to begin the planning process once again, I want to challenge HR leaders to plan now for the next several years.

December 14, 2015

These days, it seems like Google just about runs the universe. Many of us use Google ubiquitously, including Gmail for communication, Google Maps to figure out where we're heading and seek answers to life's quandaries through that familiar search page.

Yet, there's another reason to talk about Google: the workplace.

It's the firm's company culture and army of talent that fuels the innovative, revolutionary developments we've come to love. Indeed, the organization has a skilled, creative workforce, and it understands how to bring out the best in its team.

December 3, 2015

Thirty years ago there were more skilled people than there were available jobs. Employee turnover was approximately 4%, most of which was involuntary or business economics driven.

Today the employment landscape is much different. Educated and skilled workers are in short supply and average turnover is more than 10%, with the best and brightest being the most mobile. Offshore outsourcing and contracting is now the business norm for all but the most proprietary and differentiated business processes.

November 17, 2015

Have you ever wondered why some of the teams at your organization become dysfunctional? The answer may be that they were never compatible from the start.

Ted Malley, senior vice president product evangelism at Ceridian talked about how to “Build Better Teams that Achieve More” during an October 18 pre-conference session at Human Resource Executive’s 18th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition.  

October 18, 2015

Tying Workforce Planning to Business Strategy Still a Challenge for Most

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June 19, 2015

Talent Pools Must Be Interactive to Be Effective

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June 5, 2015

Health Care Staffing Shortage Predicted to Get Worse Under ACA

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April 22, 2015

If a merger or acquisition is on your horizon, prepare for one of the most challenging times in your HR career.

Not only will you encounter competing cultures and potentially conflicting management styles, you will likely be working with incompatible Human Capital Management (HCM) systems.

April 20, 2015

Technology Moves Workforce Planning into Real Time

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April 6, 2015


The Magic of Technology meets the Shortage of Qualified Workers


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that “between 2012 and 2022, 1.3 million jobs will need to be filled - from new jobs and replacement needs - for computer occupations and information systems managers.”

December 1, 2014

I know I have posted a few times previously on the how the population in general is getting older on average, and how of course as an after-effect of this general trend we will begin (if we have not already), to see our workforce getting older as well.

July 10, 2014

There was an uptick among U.S. companies relocating employees in 2013, and a majority expects the volume to remain steady in 2014, according to the 47th Annual Atlas Corporate Relocation Surveyreleased April 28, 2014.

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May 8, 2014

In October this article ran on Forbes depicting the workforce trends we will see in 2014. I think it’s a pretty good list. Since a good majority of my clients are small businesses, I often think about how things will affect them. They have less ability to adjust or react than larger organizations and often have to think of things a little differently.

December 17, 2013

How many times have we heard this story? During the interview, candidates say “Yes, I’m committed, willing to do this, love to do that” and so on. Then after they start, we realize they’re not a good cultural fit for our organization. 

October 30, 2013

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued its final rules to improve job opportunities with federal contractors for people with disabilities and for protected veterans. Its final rule for people with disabilities, more controversial than the one for veterans, eliminated or made more flexible several of the proposed rule’s requirements. The OFCCP issued the final rules on Aug. 27, 2013.

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September 4, 2013

Having lots of data is good. Having data that can be turned into meaningful information is better. But having information that can be translated into action is what HR and organizations really need, an expert in workforce planning and analytics advised HR professionals in an April 10, 2013, webcast.

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April 26, 2013

A players, B players... green, yellow, and red.   Every organization has a system for rating their employees.  Right or wrong, these systems can affect employee engagement, productivity and retention. 

April 5, 2013

Thinking critically, solving problems, innovating and collaborating are highly valued at every level within an organization. More than half of polled executives, however, said there is significant room for improvement in these competencies among their employees, according to the results of an American Management Association survey released Feb. 7, 2013.

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March 11, 2013