Workforce Planning

Workforce Planning

Workforce planning is essential in ensuring that the organisations changing needs are aligned with the ‘people’ strategy and business plans for the future. Consequently, whether it’s expansion and growth or a cost-saving exercise, it is critical to ensure a successful outcome.

Firstly we’ll discuss and outline the specific business objectives. Only once this is defined, can we begin to piece together a strategy to meet these objectives.

Subsequently, we can help you evaluate the current workforce in order to identify any gaps and highlight any risks. Through this part of the process, we can then focus on a strategy to close these gaps. In addition, we can explore the viability of redistributing skills within the business to meet the needs of the organisation.

Most importantly, this will highlight any future gaps, allowing you the time to properly plan for the future of your business.

Finally, we’ll start to turn your vision into a plan which can align your business with the right structure, people, skills and tools.

Our service is an effective 8-session programme, which includes;

  • Business Strategy Review – Drivers affecting workforce change requirements
  • Organisational Design
  • Organisational Development
  • Data Analysis Report
  • Workforce Assessments – profiles, analytics, insights and implications
  • Capability Forecasts – Identifying your critical roles and gaps in capabilities
  • Dynamic Assessment Tools
  • HR Dashboard

We have experience in working with SME's, right through to multi-million-pound organisations with 250+ staff in the UK and overseas.

We are also able to support your resourcing requirements and the development of your people by designing your people strategies, including;

  • Recruitment & Retention Strategy
  • Diversity & Inclusion

Sandra's technical knowledge of HR, coupled with an understanding of the business and ability to work in a partnership, made her an outstanding leader of HR. Sandra's skills and insights can be relied on in delivering business change and transformation".

Gillian Douglas, Assistant Director, Housing and Social Care Commissioning.

How you work with us is up to you. We can work together on a short to medium term basis or on a long-term basis to help you manage things once the plan is in place.

Alternatively, we can help you with a specific part of the project on an ad-hoc basis where and when you need it.

The programme and associated costs will vary according to the size of the organisation.

To find out more about how Venus HR could help your business, get in touch for a no-obligation discussion on 01793 847 471 or you can email me:

Alternatively, use the contact form above and I'll get in touch with you to have a quick chat.

Sandra is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD