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Strategic Staffing: A Comprehensive System for Effective Workforce Planning, second edition

    
 

Strategic Staffing: A Comprehensive System for Effective Workforce Planning, second edition
By Thomas P. Bechet

2008, 342 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-8144-0938-1
SHRMStore Item #: 61.16508

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Many organizations understand the benefits of a longer-term approach to staffing: reduced turnover and hiring costs, improved efficiency and morale, and ultimately greater profits. Unfortunately, traditional approaches to strategic staffing are often more effective on paper than in the workplace.

The second edition of Strategic Staffing shows how to identify staffing needs and opportunities through qualitative and quantitative measures, and presents several effective, nontraditional approaches to strategic staffing. The author included factors as diverse as promotions, retirements, "decruiting" (the active management of staff out of an organization), termination, and retention. Featuring full case studies and dozens of examples, the book is both enlightening and practical. 

Integrating a strategic approach to staffing can result in reduced turnover and hiring costs, improved efficiency and morale, and ultimately greater profits. This book is a detailed, process-oriented guide that offers all the tools staffing professionals need.

Co-published with AMACOM.

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 About the Author

 
Thomas P. Bechet was the founder and principal of Bechet Consulting, which helped client companies develop and execute workforce planning strategies. He was previously a partner with the Walker Group and spent eight years with Towers Perrin and its general management consulting division, Cresap. He served as chairman and as a member of the board of directors of the Professional Development Committee of the Human Resource Planning Society.
 

 Table of Contents

 

SECTION 1: SETTING THE STAGE

Chapter 1. An Overview of This Book

Chapter 2. What Is Strategic Staffing, Anyway?

Chapter 3. How Should You Begin?

SECTION 2: DEVELOPING THE STRATEGIC STAFFING/WORKFORCE PLANNING PROCESS

Chapter 4. Placing Strategic Staffing/Workforce Planning in a New Context

Chapter 5. Designing Your Strategic Staffing/Workforce Planning Process

Chapter 6. Strategic Staffing/Workforce Planning at 30,000 Feet

Chapter 7. Defining Required Staffing Levels

Chapter 8. Defining Staffing Requirements Where Plans Are Uncertain

Chapter 9. A Staffing Model Example

Chapter 10. Effective Strategic Staffing/Workforce Planning: Case Studies and Examples

SECTION 3: IMPLEMENTING AND SUPPORTING YOUR STRATEGIC STAFFING/WORKFORCE PLANNING PROCESS

Chapter 11. Implementing Your Process Effectively

Chapter 12. Placing Strategic Staffing/Workforce Planning Within Your Business Context

Chapter 13. Assessing Your Current Strategic Staffing/Workforce Planning Process

Chapter 14. Engaging and Involving Managers in the Strategic Staffing/Workforce Planning Process

Chapter 15. Developing a Strategic Staffing/Workforce Planning Web Site

Chapter 16. Supporting Strategic Staffing/Workforce Planning: HR Structure and Required Skills

Chapter 17. Getting Started: Conducting a One-Day "Kickoff" Session

SECTION 4: BEYOND STAFFING PLANS: ANALYZING AND APPLYING THE RESULTS

Chapter 18. Using Workforce Planning to Define the Impact of Retirements on Your Workforce

Chapter 19. Using Workforce Planning to Support Management Succession and Development Planning

Chapter 20. "Talent Planning": The Key to Effective Talent Management

Chapter 21. Structuring Strategic Workforce Planning to Support Common Business Initiatives

Chapter 22. Defining Staffing Reductions in a Strategic Context

Chapter 23. Measuring Staffing Effectiveness and Efficiency

Chapter 24. Calculating Staffing Costs and Evaluating Staffing Options

Appendices