Strategic workforce planning is about understanding and planning for the effects of strategic and operational business imperatives on the workforce, including the organisation’s strategic plan, environmental impacts and social dynamics.
Use these resources to help you implement the NSW Government Strategic Workforce Planning Framework. Each resource corresponds to a different stage of the strategic workforce planning cycle.
Resources for 'Align' stage
The 'Align' stage will assist you with understanding the strategic direction of the organisation and how this will impact the workforce.
Resources for 'Compare' stage
The 'Compare' stage will assist you with understanding the current and future workforce needs and create scenarios.
Resource: 'Environmental scanning' (.ppt)
This resource provides guidance on choosing the right type of workforce data, undertaking environmental scanning and assessing the impact of future trends on the workforce, to identify future workforce requirements.
Fact sheet: 'Labour market data' (.PDF)
This fact sheet provides in-depth definitions for the components of a labour market analysis and recommended resources for labour market data and trends.
Resources for 'Identify' stage
The 'Identify' stage is about considering the capabilities your organisation has now and comparing these to future requirements.
Resources for 'Implement' stage
The 'Implement' stage will assist you with developing strategies to address workforce gaps and aligning the workforce with future needs.
Resources for 'Review' stage
The 'Review' stage is about monitoring progress, evaluating impacts and reviewing strategic workforce planning actions as needed.
See how some NSW Government agencies have used the strategic workforce planning framework in practice.
Riverina Murray region Aboriginal workforce strategy
Learn how the Department of Regional NSW, Riverina Murray Aboriginal Workforce Strategy working group and the local Aboriginal community worked together on a cross sector strategy for Aboriginal employment.
New England North West regional workforce strategy
Learn how the Department of Regional NSW, New England North West Regional Leaders Network and the Regional Leaders Executive worked together on a strategic plan for their workforce in regional NSW.
Strategic workforce planning
Strategic Workforce Planning Framework
The Strategic Workforce Planning cycle
Additional resources to inform strategic workforce planning and organisational change
Strategic workforce planning resources