Strategic Staffing

A Comprehensive System for Effective Workforce Planning

 Strategic Staffing

Author: Thomas P. Bechet
Pub Date: May 2008
Print Edition: $55.00
Print ISBN: 9780814434499
Page Count: 352
Format: Hardback
Edition: Second Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814412824

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Table of Contents


Preface to the Second Edition vii

Section 1: Setting the Stage 1

1. An Overview of This Book 2

2. What Is Strategic Staffing, Anyway? 6

3. How Should You Begin? 17

Section 2: Developing the Strategic Staffing/Workforce Planning Process 21

4. Placing Strategic Staffing/Workforce Planning in a New Context 22

5. Designing Your Strategic Staffing/Workforce Planning Process 41

6. Strategic Staffing/Workforce Planning at 30,000 Feet 77

7. Defining Required Staffing Levels 85

8. Defining Staffing Requirements Where Plans Are Uncertain 112

9. A Staffing Model Example 125

10. Effective Strategic Staffing/Workforce Planning: Case Studies and Examples 141

Section 3: [ixImplementing and Supporting Your Strategic Staffing/Workforce Planning Process 165

11. Implementing Your Process Effectively 166

12. Placing Strategic Staffing/Workforce Planning Within Your Business Context 177

13. Engaging and Involving Managers in Strategic Staffing 191

14. Developing a Strategic Staffing/Workforce Planning Web Site 205

15. Supporting Strategic Staffing/Workforce Planning: HR Structure and Required Skills 214

16. Getting Started: Conducting a One-Day "Kickoff" Session 227

Section 4: Beyond Staffing Plans: Analyzing and Applying the Results


17. Using Workforce Planning to Define the Impact of Retirements on Your Workforce 240

18. Using Workforce Planning to Support Management Succession and Development Planning 247

19. "Talent Planning": The Key to Effective Talent Management 261

20. Structuring Strategic Workforce Planning to Support Common Business Initiatives 270

21. Defining Staffing Reductions in a Strategic Context 283

22. Measuring Staffing Effectiveness and Efficiency 288

23. Calculating Staffing Costs and Evaluating Staffing Options 295


A. Frequently Asked Questions 309

B. Using the Strategic Staffing Templates from the Web Site 317

C. Retrieving the Book's Computer Files 335

Index 337

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