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Management Derailers: A Critical Issue to Every Business

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Last week we started this journal series with a discussion on Why Strategic Workforce Planning Matters to the Small Business. Now we follow that up with these questions: Are your managers on track to deliver the results you need? Is your organization on track to deliver the results you need and want? In these times of change many challenges are presented daily for organizations, particularly for front-line managers, whose people will be responsible for implementing those changes. Pressure to perform is high, as are emotions, and everyone is expected to do more with less. Ironically, the times when you need your managers to perform at their very best are the very times they are most likely to fail. The challenge of change is compounded by the fact that the higher managers rise in an organization, the more likely they are to develop blind spots that increase their risk of failure. This…

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Getting thru the Maze of Strategic Workforce Planning

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In our last article we began to discuss the some of what goes into the planning process of the Strategic Workforce Planning process. Now we are going to delve into what makes it work and the mechanics of getting thru the maze of strategic workforce planning that will ensure your success. Assess your current talent inventory Who’s on first; What’s on second? Once you understand future demand, the amount of change needed, and the optimal timing of that change, you should take inventory of your current talent pool. This will eventually help you determine how to transition people into these new roles. It will also give you insight into who won’t fit into the new organization and help you create an exit plan. There are three key questions you need to answer: How well will the worker “fit” the new job? You need to know if she has the behaviors and…

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Why Strategic Workforce Planning Matters to the Small Business Owner

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Here is what the numbers are telling us as to why strategic workforce planning is so important to you and your business: Although 92% of companies have some level of strategic workforce planning, only 21% of companies take a strategic, long-term approach. 75% of all hiring is to replace someone who quits. According to the Harvard business Review, 93% of business leaders say the “wrong” people are holding them back. Using a traditional resume and interview approach only has a 25% success rate to hire the right person This is important to you because it is the difference between Success and Failure, it is the difference between working on your business and growing it or working in it and being a slave to it. It is your choice. If you choose to ignore it just be aware that this is in fact a time bomb that will have a devastating impact…

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