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Strategic workforce planning

The Strategic Workforce Planning Framework and planning cycle.

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.

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

An overview of the stages in the planning process

Further guidance on implementing strategic workforce planning in your agency

Additional resources to inform strategic workforce planning

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