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Strategic HR Planning
Integrating HR strategy with business strategy

This workshop is about gaining the maximum value and competitive leverage from strategic HR planning. It has become standard practice that HR strategy should be integrated with business strategy but that is easier said than done. These days strategic HR planning has to be much more professional and evidence-based. The secret of strategic HR planning is to ensure that it starts at exactly the same time as the business strategy is formulated, only then can it be totally in sync and making the biggest contribution to overall, organizational effectiveness. Of course no strategy can be fixed indefinitely; strategy is intrinsically dynamic and fluid. This is when strategic HR plans have to adapt as quickly as possible and the whole strategy has to address the changes, not just parts of it (e.g. headcount reduction). This workshop will take you through the entire process; directly applying the methods and techniques being taught to your own planning issues

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

This is a highly interactive, hands-on, practical workshop that equips participants with the knowledge, tools and techniques to improve their understanding and application of strategic HR planning. All of your strategic HR plans will be clearly and demonstrably linked to strategic business goals and performance indicators. This will increase the value of HR’s contribution and aid your own professional development.

Who should attend?

• Senior level HR executives • HR planning specialists • Specialists in resource and manpower planning

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

Strategic HR planning as part of strategic business planning
• The strategic framework - from vision to operation
• HR’s role in every step of strategic planning
• Positioning HR with an integral role in the planning process

Organizational maturity and its influence on HR planning
• The HR Maturity Scale and HR professionalism
• IHRM and the professional, ARC methodology
• Using organizational maturity as a predictive tool

Working from business strategy
• Reviewing existing and future strategic objectives
• Identifying HR risks and value opportunities
• Expressing business objectives in HR terms
• Flexibility in planning. Adjusting your planning to unforeseen changes in business strategy

Developing a complete and coherent strategic HR plan
• Organizational structure analysis
• System and process analysis
• Organization design - type and configuration

Integrating the strategic HR plan with the business plan
• Integration with business timescales and performance indicators
• Identifying all the HR issues of the operational numbers
• Formulating a plan to match human capability with business goals

Establishing the evidence base for successful HR planning
• Agreeing the measures and indicators of successful planning
• Assigning accountability and responsibilities
• Reporting on the success of HR planning

Benefits to you

• Learning new tools and techniques in strategic HR planning and how to apply them in the most effective way
• Getting useful tips on how to make your HR plans measurable and easily monitored against changes in the business strategy and business plans
• Learning how to create short and long term HR plans
• Producing much more accurate, achievable and effective strategic HR plans
• Getting insights and perspectives that other functions do not currently possess

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 Day Course

Course details

This course is currently only available as an in-house option. For more information, and a quote, contact our team on +44 (0)20 3002 3057, or by email at

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"This course will allow my company to develop its existing strategies to a much greater and hopefully profitable level."

Managing Director, Tarmac