Human Capital Watch™: Scenario Planning for HR
18 December, 2013 | (01 hr)
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One of the biggest obstacles to strategic workforce planning (SWP) is that planning three-to-five years into the future seems impossible to many companies. “Our business is changing so much,” say human resource (HR) executives and SWP leaders. “We can barely plan one year ahead.”
Yet, uncertainty is exactly why companies need SWP. Scenario planning helps them deal with it.
Mary Young will share highlights from her newest research:
• What is scenario planning and how does it differ from forecasting?
• How can HR and SWP use scenario planning?
• How can scenario planning help leaders prepare for an uncertain future?
Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Knowledge Organization & Human Capital Lead
The Conference Board
Rebecca Ray is senior vice president and the leader of the global Human Capital Practice. Human capital research at The Conference Board focuses on human capital analytics, labor markets, workforce readiness, strategic workforce planni... Full Bio
Mary B. Young
Mary B. Young is principal researcher in human capital at The Conference Board.... Full Bio
Jennifer Bustamante, Ph.D.
Dr. Jennifer Bustamante is a Senior Researcher within The Conference Board’s (TCB) Human Capital Practice. With over a decade of experience in the field of organizational behavior, she leads research efforts in the areas of diversity and inc... Full Bio