Step Four – Implement Action Plans
Once the strategic direction has been established (Step 1), the workforce supply and demand realities have been identified (Step 2) and the action plan developed (Step 3), the plan can be implemented.
Management, Leadership and Support
Successful workforce planning requires the commitment and leadership of top management. Senior managers must not only lead the planning process, they must assure that workforce plans are aligned with strategic direction, and must hold subordinate managers accountable for carrying out the workforce planning strategies identified in Step 3.
Include workforce planning analysis as supporting documentation in budget justifications, organizational restructuring requests, and hiring requests.