But today, better techniques, powerful data capture and analytic tools, combined with recruitment and other available management technologies, equip organizations to excel at this enormous and critical task.
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 8, 2007
The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and Workbrain, a leading provider of total workforce management solutions for large enterprises, announced today that Workbrain will sponsor HCI's Workforce Planning education and research track. The track is one of several topics addressed in HCI's Talent Strategy community of interest, a community HCI considers critical to organizations working to leverage human capital.
Workforce planning is now enjoying a renaissance, as organizations understand its fundamental importance to human capital management. "After workforce planning made its original splash in the mid 90s, it fell out of favor with many organizations because of the sheer complexities involved," said Allan Schweyer, HCI's President & Executive Director. "But today, better techniques, powerful data capture and analytic tools, combined with recruitment and other available management technologies, equip organizations to excel at this enormous and critical task."
HCI's track explores how tools and techniques facilitate workforce planning. Webcasts, white papers, education, and other resources provide human capital professionals with the information they need to best approach and succeed at workforce planning. A panel of expert advisors shares insights and current trends, along with best and next practices. The first track webcast of the year will feature "Planning Strategies for Reducing the Impact of Workforce Absences," on Thursday, March 8th at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time.
The track's current advisors are: Stacy Chapman, Founder of Aruspex; Tom Fox, Senior Manager of the Partnership for Public Service; Trudy Gygi, Senior Consultant for WisdomNet; Barbara Jones, Research Fellow in the Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester; Peter Louch, Founder and CEO of Vemo; Ed Newman, CEO of The Newman Group; Roni Reiter-Palmon, Director of the Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha; Prasad Setty, Vice President of Workforce Analysis for Capital One; and Ed Vitalos, Associate Partner in the Human Capital Practice of IBM's Global Business Services.
"Workforce planning is the foundation of better workforce management," said Tony Marzulli, Workbrain's Senior Vice President of Products and Marketing. "We are pleased to support HCI's Workforce Planning track and provide more organizations with the resources they need to succeed in this important area."
More information about HCI's education and research tracks is available at: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org
Workbrain provides the most widely deployed web-based workforce management solution for large enterprises. The company is the only provider of Total Workforce Management that helps organizations plan, deploy, and manage their workforce to reduce costs, increase sales, and boost employee satisfaction. Clients such as British Airways, General Mills, Target Corporation, and Lifespan choose Workbrain's industry-focused workforce management solutions to integrate workforce planning, labor forecasting, workforce scheduling, time and attendance, and workforce analytics on a single platform. For more information, please visit: http://www.workbrain.com
ABOUT THE HUMAN CAPITAL INSTITUTE
The Human Capital Institute is a global think tank, educator, and professional association defining the agenda and setting the pace for the new business science of human capital management. With over 52,000 members in over 40 countries, HCI offers a new association framework that cuts across the silos of recruitment, HR/OD, finance, sales and marketing, operations, manufacturing and IT. We provide key executives, line managers and human capital professionals with the newest education, most effective tools and best practices in talent strategy, acquisition, alignment, engagement, deployment, measurement, and retention.
Through research and collaboration, HCI programs collect original, creative ideas from a field of the brightest thought leaders in talent management. Those ideas are then transformed into measurable, real-world strategies that help its members attract and retain high-performing people, build a diverse, inclusive workplace, and leverage individual and team performance throughout the enterprise.
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