10 06 2022 WPE Hero

Workforce Planning Exchange - October Virtual Meeting

The Workforce Planning Exchange is a research-driven working group that explores how high-performance organizations outdistance others in strategic workforce planning effectiveness, where members collaborate with each other to develop and share tools and practices that will aid in building their organization’s workforce planning capability.

At the October meeting, our topic will be external environmental scanning, that is, how workforce planning professionals stay alert to changes in the labor market, overall business environment, etc. to inform their work and help the organization make better talent decisions. We'll discuss the overall process, the power of telling a narrative story in a world that is constantly changing, and share many key resources that people use to do environmental scanning quickly and efficiently.

Some key questions we'll ask and discuss include:

  • What are your go-to resources when performing environmental scanning?
  • Do you seek a single source of truth, or expect multiple perspectives as things constantly change?
  • What level of granularity do you seek in your search for data that will lead to insights and ultimately to action?
  • How do you communicate the outputs of your external scan? What role does narrative storytelling play?
  • Who in the organization is involved in your practice of external environmental scanning?

Please come ready to share your own tactics and strategies on external environmental scanning!

This meeting is exclusively for members of the Workforce Planning Exchange. If you'd like to participate, please contact us to see if you qualify. If you are an i4cp member, please log in to access the registration/meeting details.
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