In the current economic environment, companies face a daunting challenge: how to achieve long-term growth while making short-term decisions — including labor allocation, cost effectiveness — that may hamper future business success. What critical business impacting skills and capabilities need to be retained now to ensure that the right talent, in the right jobs, and in the right locations is in place to fully leverage business outcomes?
The Strategic Workforce Planning Workshop is designed to help your organization effectively launch a strategic workforce planning process and move toward achieving long-term success.
Mercer’s Strategic Workforce Planning Workshops are designed to help organizations:
> Identify the key steps in the strategic workforce planning process.
> Practice and apply key activities that take place in each step of the process.
> Learn where and how to use analytics to support supply and demand analyses and future projections.
> Understand the four levels in the maturity of workforce planning — and identify the level at which your company is currently operating.
> Identify who should own each step of strategic workforce planning, and their roles and responsibilities.
> Review top 10 recommendations for a successful program and evaluate a hypothetical situation.
> Understand the key factors for building workforce planning capability and how to "phase in" workforce planning in your organization.
> Overview of strategic workforce planning.
> Determining business goals and growth scenarios.
> Analyzing the current workforce insights (data), future outlook, and identifying workforce gaps.
> Identifying solutions, accountability, and success measures.
> Getting started: Where to go from here?
> Directors and VPs of HR, and senior managers.
> Workforce planning heads.
> HR business partners who are interested in utilizing intelligent data to obtain workforce insights.
> Business executives challenged with achieving business outcomes with limited resources in high-velocity environments.
This workshop is the beginning of putting workforce metrics and analytics to work for you. We will provide the templates and resources you will need to implement meaningful, measurable changes to improve your company’s performance.
Key concepts, terms, definitions, and principles are meaningfully arranged on a large, placemat-sized page for easy reference.
This workbook contains all group activities and individual exercises for the workshop, in addition to a glossary of related terms, descriptions of the other Mercer Workforce Analytics and Planning Workshops, and a small-print version of the placemat.
At the conclusion of the workshop, you will receive copies of all PowerPoint slides, articles, and other valuable resources to better equip you to apply the knowledge you gained from the workshop.
HR Transformation & Workforce Planning Leader, Talent
Dion is a partner at Mercer and the Growth Markets practice leader for HR transformation and workforce planning, and he is based in Singapore. He specializes in formulating and aligning organizations’ business and HR strategy, service delivery models, technology, change management, and analytics solutions. Dion has more than 25 years of experience designing and developing human-capital-related solutions for organizations in Asia, North America, Africa, and Australia. He has advised clients in the financial services, energy and transport, environment and natural resources, manufacturing, and health sectors. Prior to joining Mercer, Dion was founder and CEO of the Cape Group, which he established in Sydney in 2004. He then led the expansion of the company into the Asia Pacific region. Before setting up the Cape Group, Dion was a partner with Deloitte, holding the position of regional director for Human Capital for the Asia Pacific and Africa regions.
Associate Consultant, Talent
Helen specializes in formulating and aligning organizations’ business and HR strategies, workforce planning and analytics solutions, service delivery models, and technology and analytics solutions.
Helen joined Mercer in 2006, working in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe and she has more than seven years of consulting experience. Her recent engagements include designing a strategic workforce planning framework that built the foundations for HR to provide workforce analytics and planning support, including technology provisions, for a large regional telecommunications operator. She also recently completed a multi-year HR transformation project for a national oil and gas company that redefined its people strategy based on its globalization plan, building/forecasting global workforce solutions and designing a new HR operating and service delivery model.
Helen has managed diagnostic tools to assess HR function current state from both a time allocation and cost perspective and has recommended changes based on benchmarks and leading practices, resulting in a more effective and efficient function. During her career as a consultant, Helen has conducted detailed analysis and designed business cases for HR technology assessments and service delivery strategy.
Your registration is subject to acceptance by Mercer. You will receive confirmation of acceptance (or rejection) and further details closer to the scheduled workshop date. Confirmation of the workshop proceeding is dependent on enrolments.
The workshop fees cover all tuition, documentation, lunches and refreshments. Participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and out-of-pocket expenses. Cancellations should be sent in writing to your Mercer contact. Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to the scheduled workshop date will be refunded in full. Cancellations received 30 days or less in advance of the workshop will not be refunded but it may be possible to reschedule to a later date (restrictions may apply). You may nominate a substitute to take your place at any time before the start of the workshop. No-shows on the day of the workshop will not be refunded.
Mercer reserves the right to change or cancel any part of its published workshop due to unforeseen circumstances and to determine the suitability of any registrant to attend the workshop. Payment must be received in full before the start of the workshop. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse admission to the workshop if proof of payment has not been received. An invoice will be sent upon receipt of a registration form.