Strategic workforce planning is the process of identifying and bridging gaps between current and required future workforce needs to meet strategic goals and objectives.  

It enables organisations to proactively understand and plan for changes that may impact their work and workforce whilst mitigating risks and embracing opportunities. 

Ultimately, strategic workforce planning is important in having the right people in the right roles at the right time at the right cost to meet organisational needs. Having a capable, agile, and diverse workforce is critical in ensuring agencies can respond to challenges and deliver services the people of NSW expect.

Learn more about strategic workforce planning

NSW Government strategic workforce planning framework

The framework has been refreshed to better align with PSC’s tool and resources

The strategic workforce planning cycle

An overview of the stages in the planning process

Tools and resources to implement the strategic workforce framework

Further guidance on implementing strategic workforce planning in your agency

Useful links to inform strategic workforce planning

Additional resources to inform strategic workforce planning 

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NSW Government strategic workforce planning masterclass

Consider enrolling if you are just getting started or are currently implementing strategic workforce planning initiatives in your agency

Inspire Collaborative

Join our sector wide learning community to explore topics with a strategic workforce planning focus, impart learnings and share tools and resources

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Questions or feedback?

For more information about strategic workforce planning, please contact the PSC's Workforce Strategy and Design team