Workforce planning - prototype WFPL


The planning and mobilising of an organisation's talent and capabilities to enable effective operation of the organisation.

Guidance notes

Activities include...

  • assessing current state of the workforce
  • identifying the workforce required for current and future activities 
  • develop plans to close gaps between current state and future state using actions such as - but not limited to - external recruitment, internal development, re-skilling , sourcing external partners, organisational design, outplacement 
  • ensuring compliance with relevant statutory or external regulations and codes of practice

Workforce planning - prototype: Level 6


Develops and communicates workforce planning policy, standards and guidelines for the organisation. Obtains organisational commitment to workforce planning approach. Interprets business strategy to direct workforce demand forecasting (skills and numbers) for the organisation. Integrates with resourcing strategies and plans. Monitors execution of workforce plans.

Workforce planning - prototype: Level 5


Leads the development of workforce plans to ensure that the organisation has appropriately skilled resources to meet organisational objectives and commitments.. Oversees and reviews execution of workforce plans Develops current state assessment of organisational talent – skills, capabilities and potential. Forecasts current and future workforce demand for skills based on business plans and external factors. Identifies options for closing gaps. Contributes to the development of workforce planning policy.

Workforce planning - prototype: Level 4


Gathers, maintains and analyses resource and capability data. Performs gap analysis to identify strengths and shortfalls with reference to business strategy and specific future needs. Contributes to the development of workforce plans to meet current and future demand. Coordinates ongoing workforce planning actions.