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"The more sophisticated organisations are looking not at workforce planning but at capacity planning."

STEPHEN BROOKS, PEOPLE MANAGEMENT  CONSULTING, PA CONSULTING GROUP

Analytics can improve use of money and staff

Stephen Pritchard
Financial Times - Connected Business Report, page 1
20 April 2011

PA’s Stephen Brooks, specialist in people management and organisational change, is quoted in the Financial Times report, The Connected Business. Stephen gives his view on the benefits of combining workforce planning and external information.

Stephen comments on how organisations should be moving from tactical workforce planning to giving HR a more strategic role: “The more sophisticated organisations are looking not at workforce planning but at capacity planning, working out what the organisation can do, whether with staff, temps, consultants or in partnerships.”

Stephen goes on to point out that companies need to blend talent management and workforce planning data with external sources of information: “You cannot rely just on enterprise resource planning for that.”

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