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?

Workforce Planning is more than just a headcount
To mainstream workforce planning in the public service will be a long term action which requires considerable resources both human and financial if it is to be a meaningful exercise. Far too often what is packaged as workforce planning is in reality merely a headcount exercise which is then used...
Action 14 – Mainstream strategic workforce planning in the Public Service
Compile a National Public Service skills register, and analyse on a regional basis.  This will negate the continuing demand driven based planning, in favour of a long term strategic programme. Intensify the staff transfer options across the public service, to further develop human resource...
What important challenges and opportunities do you think strategic workforce planning could help the Public Service meet?
A housing team run by professional project managers to address the housing crisis. Facilitators for tenant in contacting out tenant responsibility to the upkeep and behaviour of tenants. Customer care and follow up. Local promoters for tourism and trade to sell each individual uniqueness of an area...