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Workforce Planning – Your Competition Knows Your Best Talent, Do You?

presented by Brenan German

sponsored by iCIMS

In this session, Brenan German, Managing Principal, Bright Talent Resources, Inc., a boutique Talent Acquisition Advisory and Recruiting Services firm, will discuss the basic principles of Workforce Planning and demonstrate tactical exercises to develop a Workforce Plan. A former Fortune 500 Talent Acquisition leader with nearly 20 years of experience, Brenan will share what he learned from his corporate experiences and consulting projects.

It’s July 2012, do you know where your best talent is?

If you don’t, it is certain your top competitors know how to find your top talent. If you believe media reports about the sluggish job market and think your best employees are not vulnerable to leaving, you are mistaken. The truth is, the war for top talent never ceased during the Great Recession. If you have not developed a plan to identify your top talent and how to retain them, now is the time. It starts with Workforce Planning.

Workforce Planning is a broad term with a multitude of paths yet it is a critical initiative toward developing a successful talent management strategy. The essence of Workforce Planning is to understand your current talent to measure against future talent needs. This includes knowing and retaining your best talent.

In this fun and interactive session, some key topics and takeaways will be:

  • How to objectively evaluate performance of your employee base
  • How to map talent needs to business needs
  • High Potential (HiPo) versus No Potential (NoPo)
  • How organizational issues can be opportunities