HR Forecasting and Planning

  • 4h 20m
  • Paul Turner
  • CIPD Enterprises
  • 2002

The HR profession has long fought to be recognized at the strategic level and there is now increasing evidence to suggest that it has found its place at the ‘top table.’ All that remains is for HR to add genuine value to the strategy-setting process.

Paul Turner—Group HR Director at Lloyds TSB—believes that this final element is achieved by pulling the disparate elements of strategy, forecasting and planning into a single and systematic process. His model is based on two key components:

  • the strategic human resource forecast—which takes the business strategy, analyzes its application to HR and projects the scenarios that may arise
  • the human resource plan—which takes the decisions made at the strategic and forecasting level and develops them into a series of coordinated business plans.

This practical book presents a powerful step-by-step model and provides essential guidance on issues such as: persuading your organization to adopt the model; and implementing and managing the key processes.

An essential tool for every HR professional, this book will help ensure the function realized its full potential in contributing to business success within any organization.

About the Author

Paul Turner is group HR business director for Lloyds TSB and a vice president of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He has experience of working in both human resources and general management in the banking, telecommunications and health sectors in the UK. His international assignments include a period living and working in Hong Kong, taking responsibility for markets in China and Japan, as well as business development covering Europe, Africa and India. He also worked in marketing financial trading systems in New York, Frankfurt and London. Paul obtained a first degree from the University of East Anglia and a PhD from the University of Sheffield. He is a visiting professor at Nottingham Business School and a fellow of the CIPD. He has published many articles and has spoken at conferences in Paris, Geneva, Montreux and Nashville, as well as the CIPD national conferences in Harrogate.

In this Book

  • HR and its Contribution to Strategy
  • Models of Strategy: The Growing Importance of People
  • From Manpower Planning to Strategic Human Resource Forecasting
  • The Component Parts of the Strategic Human Resource Forecast
  • Developing Organisational Strategy and Strategic Options
  • Creating HR Scenarios
  • Assessing the Demand for People
  • Assessing the Supply of People in Organisations
  • Assessing the Cultural Implications of Strategy
  • Gap Analysis
  • The Component Parts of the Human Resource Plan
  • The Quantitative Human Resource Plan
  • Organisational Design and Development
  • The Resourcing Plan
  • The Learning, Training and Development Plan
  • The Reward Plan
  • The Employee-Relations Plan
  • Conclusion


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