As explored in Staffing Forecasting and Planning, workforce planning is the foundation of strategic staffing because it identifies and addresses current and future challenges to a firm's ability to get the right talent in the right place at the right time. It may be generally understood but rarely acted upon that forecasting and planning can increase an organization's ability to improve its capabilities, reduce its costs, and survive any economic environment. Talent and its acquisition are investments, not costs. By enabling the firm to acquire and retain the talent it will need to execute its business strategy, staffing planning is essential to a firm's ultimate strategic execution and financial performance. Staffing forecasting and planning ensures that the right talent will be in place at the right time, and enhances the return on the firm's investment in its talent.
Other Titles in the Staffing Strategically Series:
- Assessing External Job Candidates
- Assessing Internal Job Candidates
- The Legal Context of Staffing
- Staffing to Support Business Strategy
Table of Contents:
- The Workforce Planning Process
- Forecasting Labor Demand
- Forecasting Labor Supply
- Resolving Gaps between Labor Supply and Labor Demand
- Staffing Planning
About the Authors:
Jean M. Phillips, Ph.D., is an associate professor of human resource management at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University. Dr. Phillips is a current or former member of several editorial boards, including Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Management. She is also the co-author of the college textbooks Managing Now! (2007) and Strategic Staffing (2008), and consults in the areas of recruiting and staffing, linking employee surveys to organizational outcomes, and team effectiveness.
Stanley M. Gully, Ph.D., is an associate professor of human resource management at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University. He is a current or former member of the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Management. He is the co-author of Strategic Staffing (2008) and consults in the areas of recruiting and staffing.
|Name||The Legal Context of Staffing|
|Author||Jean M. Phillips, Stanley M. Gully|