The Strategic Workforce Planning cycle

Having a systematic approach to strategic workforce planning is recommended to optimise the benefits of the process. However, as strategic workforce planning is an iterative and continuous process, there is always the option to revisit earlier stages. 

The following section outlines the core requirements and better practice for each of the five stages of the strategic workforce planning cycle. It also provides sample evidence to inform the process, suggested questions to ask and examples of potential approaches at each of the five stages. 

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Access the planning cycle

Core Requirement 1: Align

Align organisational strategy and strategic workforce planning priorities.

Core Requirement 2: Compare

Compare options to achieve outcomes

Core Requirement 4: Implement

Develop and implement the plan

Core Requirement 5: Review

Monitor, evaluate and review