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KellyOCG, the outsourcing and consulting arm of Kelly Services, announced that it is partnering with the Human Capital Institute (HCI), the global institution for strategic talent management to deliver itsStrategic Workforce Planning course for the first time in the UK from March 2014.
HCI will coach and certify KellyOCG instructors to lead specialist two day courses in the UK. Each course will guide attendees through the theory of workforce planning and will instruct them on practical approaches, including forecasting and problem solving, with the aim of equipping them with the skills required to apply the methodology to their own business strategy.
Designed for business executives, line managers and HR managers, the training programme helps everyone from first timers with an interest in strategic workforce planning, to those who have experience in the subject but want to fine tune their approach and ensure their talent strategy meets their long term business objectives.
Speaking on the launch of the training in the UK, Susan DeFazio, Senior Director, Kelly OCG said: “Strategic workforce management is not just a job for HR teams. Good workforce planning should be implemented from the top down and should form part of every successful business’s strategy. Talent acquisition is no longer a simple head count budgeting or situational forecasting – businesses need to constantly analyse the skills they have available now and in the long term, and be prepared to both pre-empt talent issues and respond to new opportunities.”
“Having taken part in this training myself, I am confident that it will prove invaluable to UK and European businesses by helping them to navigate the workforce challenges that we continue to face,” she added.
Carl Rhodes, HCI’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Our SWP certification is an important career achievement for all high-potential and high-performing practitioners in HR and in operations giving them the expertise to make the crucial business decisions needed to align workforce planning with business strategy. We are pleased to partner with KellyOCG to bring this industry-leading certification course to Europe and help more individuals adopt the best practices that lead to greater workforce planning success.”