Strategic Workforce Planning: Defining And Fulfilling Business Requirements

04 December 2015  Singapore, Singapore



    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.


    Dion Groeneweg
    HR Transformation & Workforce Planning Leader, Growth Markets

    Dion is a partner at Mercer and the Growth Markets practice leader for HR transformation and workforce planning. 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’ experience designing and developing human-capital-related solutions for organizations in various industries across Asia, North America, Africa, and Australia.

    Sid Mehta
    Workforce Planning & Analytics Practice Leader, ASEAN

    Sid’s HR and business leadership experience spans corporate and consulting environments in India, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He started his career in compensation consulting with a global HR consulting firm and became the firm’s Australian business practice leader in 2006.

    In a previous role as an HR business partner, Sid was involved in the integration of a German acquisition that incorporated the US, Brazil, China, and Malaysia. And in his capacity as the total rewards and HR operations leader, Sid drove the large-scale implementation of WorkDay across Asian countries in just nine months.

    Bhavana Chauhan
    Senior Consultant, HR Transformation & Workforce Planning

    Bhavana has more than 12 years’ experience in consulting and corporate HR roles. Prior to joining Mercer, she was the HR operations director at an IT organization and was responsible for moving the company to shared services and managing change and communications. Her HR transformation experience spans global and regional implementation.

    Bhavana has in-depth experience in M&A, service delivery models, organization design and workforce transitioning, and process and policy harmonization. She also has extensive change management experience, delivering change initiatives in corporate HR roles as well as on projects related to mergers, systems implementation, and transformation projects. Prior to her corporate HR role, Bhavana spent six years with the human capital team at a consulting firm.


    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.

Friday, December 4, 2015

9:00 am–5:30 pm

8 Marina View #09–08
Asia Square Tower 1
Singapore 018960
Fullerton and Esplanade Rooms (Level 9)

S$1,250 + 7% GST per participant

Discounts are available for multiple attendees registering from the same company. Additional attendees from the same organization will receive a 10% discount off the workshop registration fees.