If your bead on the future is looking blurry these days, you're not alone. The global recession has thrown off a lot of organizations' expectations and predictions. So, it's little wonder that many are now striving to do a much better job of strategic planning for the future, especially in the area of talent.
Workforce planning, or WFP, is not a new process, but it is an increasingly critical and fast-evolving one. It's come a long way since 40 years ago, when it tended to go by the name of "manpower planning," but there's still a long trek before it reaches its potential.
Over the past six months, i4cp has conducted nearly two dozen workshops and webinars for member organizations, has interviewed over a dozen members of our WFP advisory board and has completed a comprehensive survey. All were designed to uncover what is driving the revival and evolution of WFP and what high-performing organizations are doing differently in this area.