A Conference Board study contains case histories of a handful of early adopters of strategic workforce planning, showing how they’ve forged ahead in linking human capital development with strategic goals. Their success bodes well for strategic workforce planning’s eventual wider acceptance, and the study shows what strategic workforce planning really entails.
By surveying management at companies performing at varying levels in a number of industries and crunching the numbers, researchers have developed a data-driven model for what constitutes good leadership and how to develop it.
Though companies are under increasing pressure to cut expenses, training experts say that forced austerity may be driving organizations to spend what few dollars they can spare for training on one of the world’s most illustrious brand names. Some other organizations are following Disney’s lead in the field.