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Capacity to Capability: a Skills-Based Approach to Workforce Planning

Capacity to Capability: a Skills-Based Approach to Workforce Planning

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Universal

Tue 27th

10:00 BST

Adam Gibson

Director, Strategic Workforce Planning Leader

EY

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The idea of ‘the right people in the right place’ is tired. Capability, rather than capacity, is at the core of strategic workforce planning.

Businesses are under heightened pressure, as they emerge from the crisis of the pandemic, to ensure they have the right capabilities to achieve their business objectives. To achieve this, we must step away from old-style ‘headcount planning’ and put capability at the heart of strategic workforce planning. This lens enables us to unlock unique insights and pinpoint specific solutions to broader workforce challenges.

This session will explore:

  • What do we mean by the ‘right workforce’?
  • What is capability and how is it understood?
  • How do we measure capability? What are the approaches and technologies that help us do this?
  • How do we plan with capability? A range of real-life examples of how capability-led workforce planning solves business problems

Learning outcomes:

  • Capability is at the core of strategic workforce planning
  • Using a capability lens allows us to hone in on solutions to broader problems
  • Technology is an enabler, not a silver-bullet. No single technology can do everything, we need a blend of tools.
  • Work out what problem we’re trying to solve before we look at technology solutions.

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Adam Gibson Agile Workforce Planning EY

Adam Gibson

Director, Strategic Workforce Planning Leader

EY

My passion is people: how to leverage the unique strengths each of us bring in order to improve productivity, increase value and engage our workforce.

I have worked with oragnisations across various sectors to help them align their workforce to their strategy and business goals.

The Agile Workforce Planning methodology was developed as way to help embed a capability focus into business processes in a way that was flexible and sustainable.

Since then, we have implemented the Agile Workforce Planning methodology into many organisations to enable them to unlock the value of their people and achieve their objectives. More recently, the approach has been incorporated into best-practice training from the CIPD, allowing more practitioners to develop these skills.

The more I see organisations enabled to connect engaged people with meaningful work, the more convinced I become of the benefits of Agile Workforce Planning for the future of work.

Adam Gibson Skills Based Workforce Planning