14. Mainstream strategic workforce planning in the Public Service

Consultation: Our Public Service 2020

 
We need to identify what future skills are required across the Public Service, as well as where and when. Workforce planning allows for succession planning to deal with potential loss of knowledge and essential skills as well as identifying the opportunities to embed new skills.
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What important challenges and opportunities do you think strategic workforce planning could help the Public Service meet?

NDA
The NDA acknowledges the importance of work-force planning on both internal and external levels. As an organisation we have reviewed our current work-force and skills needs in light of our role and functions and likely future developments within the sector. This will allow us to identify evolving...
INOU
 Such planning will be critical in ensuring that the public service has access to staff who have the necessary skills and competencies to undertake the roles that are necessary for the delivery of a modern and efficient public service.  Ensure that the right staff are in the right job: that...
IBM
As organisations continue to reinvent themselves and face into challenges such as skills shortages, retaining top talent and a millennial focused workforce, it is essential that HR gain better insight from “People Data” when deciding what to do, how to do it and assessing the outcome. The labour...
CIB
There is a need to continually strive to ensure that knowledge and skills are shared, spread and retained within the Public Services, not only in order to ensure an effective and efficient continuity of quality services into the future, but also in order to deliver quality services to the public in...
AEOA
The AEOA recognises that workforce planning very important. Change is happening at a fast pace and therefore a dynamic system of workforce planning that recognises both the pace of change and the unpredictability of change is required. HRM should embed education and training opportunities for the...