Why You Need Workforce Planning?


Oil and gas companies are delaying major exploration and production projects at a time of record prices because of a dearth of scientists and engineers. Aerospace companies are unable to meet ramped-up delivery schedules. Rail and transport companies are searching in vain for the next generation of engineers, drivers and maintenance workers. And power companies face five- to 10-year skill development cycles for some critical jobs.

What is the difference between Internal and External Consultant?

An internal consultant is usually professional services employee (i.e. HR, Finance, IT, ect) who is employed full time by an organization, and who reports to a general manager or other senior manager. This person can be an individual contributor who works alone, or may have others reporting to her/him such as specialists, the internal consultant works exclusively within the domain of the employing organization, and at the behest of the manager to whom he/she reports.

Comparisons are made between the general world of consulting for planned change, as typified by the external consultant, and the specific world of internal consulting – a perspective rarely surfaced or discussed.

Why some employers sugarcoat their employee value proposition?

Here is what J.T. O'Donnell  has to say on this topic. While some employers are starting to properly reveal their Employment Brands, it could take a while for others to recognize the need to accurately convey what it's like to work for their company - and that will hurt their ability to hire effectively.

For example...

Companies that pull the bait-n-switch, are usually desperate to improve their troubled company - and assume hiring new talent will fix their problem. They make promises to themselves, "If we can just get the best talent in here and turn things around, we can actually make good on all these promises we're making while recruiting them." In their minds, hiring you will give them the results they need to make those promises a reality. Unfortunately, hiring alone can't fix a failing company or a broken corporate culture. Before you know it, the company is making excuses why they won't deliver on those promises - and may even try to make you feel bad for asking. As if it was your fault!? Sound familiar?

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A change agent who successfully led and supported HR transformations across a variety of industries, making significant progress in reducing costs and improving operating effectiveness through HR system and process improvements, organizational excellence programs (EFQM Model), shared services, centers of excellence, outsourcing and employee self-service. Commercially oriented and capable of driving the best practices in the areas of HR business partnering, talent management, total rewards, performance management, talent acquisition, HR information systems and localization.