Strategic Workforce Planning Across National Boundaries
Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) has become one of the hottest topics in human capital management. While SWP frameworks, methods and tools have become increasingly robust over the past five years, most companies are still just getting started. Many wonder:
- What companies are already good at SWP and what can we learn from them?
- How do we make the business case for SWP?
- Should SWP be done at the corporate, business-unit or country-level?
- What if our data and systems are incompatible across locations or business units?
- Which skills and competencies are required to lead SWP successfully? Where can we find people with those qualifications?
The Conference Board is a global leader in SWP research and has worked with more than 70 companies at various stages of implementing SWP. We have studied successful SWP practices in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America. The webcasts will highlight findings from our research as illustrated by two leading companies: Astra Zeneca and IBM.
PART 1: Getting Started with SWP in Asia… view details
23 June, 2010 11:30 AM EST [11:30] | (1 hr)
Guests: Mary Young, Principal Researcher, Human Capital, The Conference Board and Nicola Marchant, Director of Strategic Workforce Planning and Diversity, Astra Zeneca
How do you establish SWP as an effective tool in your organization? What are reasonable goals to begin with, and what is the potential payoff? Mary Young, The Conference Board’s Principal Researcher in Human Capital, will describe Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) in action: See how SWP enables companies to align their business and talent strategies. Learn how, as SWP gains credibility, it becomes an important player in business decision making. Nicola Marchant from the international biopharmaceutical company Astra Zeneca will describe how SWP helps the company to
- Develop organizational capability to meet future business needs
- Strengthen the leadership pipeline in Asia
- Attract and retain talent in China
Mary B. Young
Mary B. Young is principal researcher in human capital at The Conference Board.... Full Bio
Nicola Marchant has over 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry as a scientist and in recent years an HR professional. Following completion of her PhD at Kings College London she started her career, as a scientist initially employed by... Full Bio
PART 2: Using SWP as a Regional Planning Framework… view details
30 June, 2010 11:30 AM EST [11:30] | (1 hr)
How do you do enterprise-wide strategic workforce planning across international boundaries? Which aspects of SWP are best handled at the country or region level? How does SWP help the company determine the optimum investments to make in human capital vs. financial capital in order to increase organizational effectiveness?
Mary B. Young, D.B.A.
Dr. Mary Young leads The Conference Board’s program of research on Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) and has been a major contributor to The Board’s mature workforce research. Trained in organizational behavior and organizationa... Full Bio
David H. Tai is responsible for defining and executing an integrated talent management strategy for IBM in three regions: Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and CEEMEA (Central East Europe and Middle East Africa). He spent 8 years teaching in colleges i... Full Bio
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The Conference Board
Andrew Bell is a Senior Fellow, Human Capital at The Conference Board. In this role, Andrew supports the Human Capital Practice which includes The Conference Board Human Capital Exchange™, research, conferences, web... Full Bio