Part 2 of 7 Keys to Crafting Powerfully Effective Teams
Effectively, this is staff forecasting: Where are we going? What capability, capacity, and responsiveness do we need?What weaknesses or areas of risk do we have around our Human Resourcing which we need to mitigate and counteract?
This is usually a highly structured and fully integrated organisational process that involves proactively planning ahead to avoid talent surpluses or shortages.
The bottom line is, if you have proactively planned and taken action, your organisation and team can be more efficiently staffed and equipped to achieve their goals for the following year. In addition, effective forecasting allows the opportunity to train or re-skill and direct your existing team ahead of time, thus providing the opportunity to promote and develop talent needed from within.
This provides you with sufficient lead-time to gather the right people with the right skills in the right roles. Either by training or recruiting, you’re ensuring the availability of talent so that when your needs do become immediate, you avoid panic hiring or layoffs, minimise stressful and disruptive last minute HR interventions and increase your ability to manage team morale. Your Net result: an increased ability to achieve annual organisational goals and objectives.