Strategic Workforce Planning: Guidance & Back-Up Plans

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Numerical Insights LLC, 2012 - Business & Economics - 114 pages
Strategic workforce planning aims to proactively plan to put the right people, in the right place, at the right time at the right cost in order to mitigate workforce risk. Written by the former head of global strategic workforce planning for FedEx Express, this book guides the reader through the planning framework and presents practical tools and approaches for successful implementation. In addition, it discusses some of the major challenges of implementation facing leaders today.

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About the author (2012)

Tracey led the global strategic workforce planning initiative for FedEx Express World Headquarters. In addition, she led a variety of global, strategic HR projects where expertise in data-driven decision making was required. She is now an independent consultant advising clients and software vendors on HR analytics and workforce planning.

Tracey presents on a variety of business topics at conferences and seminars, primarily on the strategic benefits of data analysis and its value to the organization. Her most recent presentations have been on the topic of Global Strategic Workforce Planning, addressing gaps in the workforce, and methods of role segmentation at TMA, HCI and Cincinnati HR Leadership conferences. Her presentations combine strategic theory with real-world implementation.

She holds a BMath degree in Applied Mathematics and a MASc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada specializing in numerical modeling. She also holds an MBA from Texas Christian University in the U.S. specializing in forecasting.

Tracey provides a wide variety of strategic data assessment services and has over 20 years of experience in the areas of Human Resources, Supply Chain and Engineering. She was born in the U.K. and has worked in both Canada and the U.S. Her company, Numerical Insights LLC, helps clients make better business decisions by utilizing strategic, data-driven techniques. Using tools such as data analysis and the creation of visualization dashboards, she helps companies focus their efforts on those decisions which will yield the most value or reduce risk.

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