Workforce planning is a core part of the strategic planning process. It aims to ensure the people and workforce strategies are aligned with the future direction of the organisation and the changes that lie ahead, so that the right people with the right skills are available at the right time, to deliver the services and the organisation’s objectives.
There are many workforce planning resources that have been developed and are available to use. We have brought together a selection which includes toolkits, templates and guidance from a range of sources. These are just some examples from the many that exist. All of the information, tools, templates and guidance can be downloaded and adapted for use by services, councils and partner organisations.
Support from the IS
We facilitate organisational development and change management networks to gather learning and practice. These networks meet regularly and discussions are providing information that can be used to inform workforce planning.
Further information is provided via the links on the right. For additional information or further support, please contact us to discuss.
Supporting capacity building to improve the performance and effectiveness of organisations.
The change team helps councils and their partners to deliver transformational and operational level change.
Scenario planning supports and informs the strategic planning process by providing a set of tools for thinking about the future and exploring possibilities of what that might look like.
Local Authority Organisational Development Network
A group for people working in organisational development across Scottish local authorities.
Change Managers Network
Operated by the IS Change Management Team, this network coordinates the sharing of good practice and facilitates discussion on change and transformation.
Society of Personnel and Development Scotland
A space for heads of HR and other senior HR professionals in councils to consider issues around personnel management in Scottish local government.