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London, United Kingdom, 2009/06/10 - Preliminary findings from the company’s 2009 Workforce Planning Survey conducted among 151 European organisations in the private and public sectors confirm that in the current economic climate, workforce planning is seen to be an essential ingredient.
* Preliminary findings from 2009 Workforce Planning Survey *
Adoption in Europe of workforce planning is on the rise and is leading to the HR function taking on a more strategic role, according to ongoing research by Infohrm – the global leader in workforce planning, reporting and analysis solutions.
Preliminary findings from the company’s 2009 Workforce Planning Survey conducted among 151 European organisations in the private and public sectors confirm that in the current economic climate, workforce planning is seen to be an essential ingredient in managing their long-term view whilst making difficult, short-term decisions.
So far this year, 59% of respondents report they have a workforce planning process compared to 50% in 2008. And more than three-quarters (78%) view workforce planning as a valuable part of their operation, with close on one-third (62%) seeing the process as a source of competitive advantage.
The survey reveals that change in business strategy, shortage of critical skills, business growth, shortage of available talent and redeploying resources are the top five factors driving workforce planning. Around 50% of respondents reported that the global economic crisis has strongly influenced the need for workforce planning for internal mobility – such as filling positions internally with transfers and promotions – as well as talent management to help develop and retain high performers.
Full results will be released later in the year and the survey will be open for online response until 23rd June at the Infohrm website.
Infohrm (infohrm.com) is the global leader in workforce planning, reporting, and analytics. With over 25 years experience and a strong customer base that includes Nokia, National Grid, BAA and Aviva Investors, Infohrm has changed the way that organisations measure the impact of their human capital.
Infohrm solutions combine leading-edge Software as a Service (SaaS) technology with strategic consulting and professional development services to give organisations the data-driven intelligence essential for effective human capital management. Find out more at Infohrm website.
Marcus Morrison, Infohrm
T: +44 (0) 207 872 5483 - E: Marcus.Morrison[.]infohrm.com.
Tony Martin, Portfolio Communications
T: +44 (0) 207 240 6959 - E: Tony.Martin[.]portfoliocomms.com.