Our management wants me to make a presentation justifying the need for additional staff. I started with a “statement of opportunity” and included:
Objectives of the new sales structure/explanation of the new methodology -
Resources and costs
How to measure success of the process
A checklist and SWOT analysis
What else might I need to include to get senior management to approve the additional positions?
—Out of Ideas, talent management consultant, automotive, Abu Dhabi
Being in health care, we are finding it difficult to adequately determine the number of staff needed at any given time. We need to develop a forecast for staffing ratios for our busiest shifts. What sort of data should we be examining to accurately predict dynamic demand?
— Guesstimates Won't Work, training and appraisal assistant, health care, Beirut
We are considering outsourcing our entire staffing process to an outside vendor. How do we assess the advantages and disadvantages of this?
—Weighing the Pros and Cons, HRD specialist, government, Washington, D.C.
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