Where Do SWP Leaders Come From?
Mary B. Young, D.B.A.
When companies launch a strategic workforce planning (SWP) initiative, they face an immediate challenge: Who can lead this effort? Should candidates come from within human resources or elsewhere? Should they come from outside the company? Conversations with SWP executives net insights about the skills and competencies needed to work in this field and the variety of paths that lead to careers as workforce planning leaders.