It seems strange to me that we have been discussing workforce planning for years and few take the plunge. Here is a presentation I have used several times with top HR leaders. There is agreement that forecasting people needs is just like financial or sales forecasting. It is essential as a business partner and not too late to raise this flag. It starts with a new conversation with your leaders. All of the reasons for taking this action are coming into play in the next few years - we have a looming global talent shortage upon us - by 2020 there will be a short fall of millions of global college graduates. 90 % of the world population will be urban and city centered and population growth will be in decline. There is plenty of data that says Now is the Time. Let us know what you are doing to start the wheels turning in your organization.
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