It seems more and more Aussie businesses are planning for the future, if the results of a new workforce planning survey are anything to go by.
The survey, Workforce Planning – Securing HR’s Role in the Business conducted by global workforce planning firm Infohrm, found that the number of organisations engaged in workforce planning increased to 60 percent in 2009, up 10 percent on the previous year.
The survey also found that the majority of respondents believe that workplace planning provides a positive benefit with 81 percent of respondents suggesting the practice is moderately or highly valuable to the business.
According to Anastasia Ellerby, managing director for Infohrm, more businesses are embracing workforce planning.
“It’s clear that workforce planning continues to grow in maturity as a business process. Each year more and more organisations invest in workforce planning and their level of investment increases over time,” she said.
Over half of the respondents also indicated that the difficult economic conditions have not hindered their plans, with 48 percent anticipating an increase in investment in workforce planning over the next 12 months, up 15 percent on last year.
Businesses expect improved conditions in 2010