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Human Resources Technology Options for Workforce Planning

Published: 02 July 2015

ID: G00277386

Analyst(s): Helen Poitevin , Christopher Iervolino


Rapid changes and business transformation initiatives require chief HR officers and HR IT leaders to invest in workforce planning technologies to optimize their workforce's composition, cost and productivity. We examine the four types of workforce planning and advise on their technology options.

Table Of Contents


  • The Four Types of Workforce Planning
    • Resource Planning and Workforce Optimization
    • Operational Workforce Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting
    • Organizational Modeling and Scenario Planning
    • Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Operating Requirements
  • Benefits
  • Risks
  • Evaluation Guidelines

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