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You are probably planning for 2021 now. It is also a great time to start planning your recruitment for next year. If you haven’t ever done a workforce planning exercise for the year ahead, read on as to why you should and how to go about it. (and it’ll make your life a lot easier!) 
 
 
 
By looking at your workforce needs over the next 12 months, means that you can plan your recruitment in a more proactive, rather than a reactive way. If you know what your business plans are for the next twelve months then you can plan to recruit the right people to help you deliver your short and long-term organisational goals. 
 
So what 4 points should you consider? 
 
Start by assessing your current situation and reviewing your current workforce. Who do you currently have that aren’t quite at the level that you require them to be? Regularly, when working with clients, I hear managers talking about people who they know are looking for their next role, or are under internal performance measures. What is the likelihood that you are going to lose these people in the next 12 months? Put these expected vacancies into the plan. 
 
Part 2 of 2 blogs looking at rightsizing your organisation and assessing your current talent pool. 
 
 
 
Now is a great time to assess your workforce and look at the talent that you have within your organisation. 
 
As you move forward into the rest of the year you will be clear in terms of what talent you have as well as where you need to upskill, or where there are some competencies you may need to bring into the company. 
 
It is likely that many companies will not look or operate the same when we return to the new normal after Lockdown and the Corona Crisis, but what steps can you go through currently to ensure that you retain your talent and yet shape your business for tomorrow? 
 
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Rightsizing is a proactive process and should be a constant part of managing an organisation. With many employees furloughed are you making the best use of this opportunity to right-size your company? 
 
To right-size it is important to look at several factors – look at the market needs and trends, technologies, alternative approaches and new ideas. The current crisis that we all find ourselves in has meant that many of us have had to look at these areas anyway. Right-sizing needs to focus on the future and for leaders to look at where their organisation is to be headed post lockdown. Newly clarified or redefined strategic direction often gives leaders new insights about what skills are needed within the organisation to be able to head in this direction. 
 
Most of us aren’t entirely clear where things are headed after this pandemic, but each day certain aspects may become clearer. By making decisions on where things are most probably likely to be headed helps managers make more effective right sizing decisions around hiring new people and the direction for training and retraining current employees equipping them with new skills to prepare them for the future. 
 
Click below for 3 questions to ask yourself before starting right-sizing. 

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