Workforce planning

The ability to plan for your future workforce and skills needs is key to achieving operational excellence and seizing new opportunities in a changing market.

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To discuss your particular staffing issues, why not speak to one of our consultants at 0808 168 5874.

Ask us about your employment and resourcing challenges.

What we can do

Our HR consultants will work with you to identify critical skill gaps and plan the optimum deployment of your people so you can ensure you have the right resources in place when your business needs them. The core elements of a typical project involve:

  • Analysis of demand forecasts and their implications for the types of skills and number of people required
  • Manpower planning using scenarios to test the different ways of matching resource to demand, for example by varying the combinations of permanent and temporary roles and different employment contract types (e.g. annualised hours, zero hour contracts, part time vs full time)
  • Future skills planning to identify hotspots where potential shortages could hamper business performance
  • Succession planning to clarify where training, development or recruitment may be required to fill core roles
  • Production of recruitment, training and development plans
  • Support with any consultation process in the event of contractual changes

 

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Why EEF

Our consultants are experienced HR practitioners who have held senior operational roles in their own right. They will work with you to identify critical skill gaps and plan the optimum deployment of your people so you can ensure you have the right resources in place when your business needs them.

EEF's Workforce Planning service developed eight main recommendations that uncovered opportunities for £95,000 in annual savings through a mix of changing working patterns, reducing agency staff and upskilling certain team members. - Read more on this case study of a North East manufacturer

 

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