Need for Workforce Planning Emerging Post Recession

According to Kennedy research, employee engagement is the near-term focus for companies emerging from the recession who fear the sustainability of recent productivity gains and the risk of increased turnover as the job market improves. They go on to forecast that demand for workforce planning will increase, primarily because the recession forced many companies to make rapid and drastic headcount reductions. With conditions recovering, companies are struggling with the timing and volume of hiring needed and defining the exact skills required.

All companies would do well to take this opportunity to take a closer look at their existing workforce.  Employees are looking for growth and advancement, and the timing may be just right to invest in the talent you have and know.