Infohrm to Serve as Subject-Matter Expert (SME) in an APQC Global Workforce Planning Study

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Collaboration Will Uncover Best Practices in Anticipating and Filling Gaps in Critical Talent

Our thought leadership collaboration with APQC will illustrate how progressive companies are addressing gaps in strategic talent through workforce planning.

Infohrm, the global leader in workforce planning, reporting and analytics solutions, today announced that the firm will partner with the American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC), a provider of benchmarking and knowledge management, in a global study of workforce planning best practices.

Paige Menge, Infohrm North America’s Manager of Consulting Services and Anastasia Ellerby, Managing Director of Infohrm Asia-Pacific, will shape the research process, identify and interview best practice organizations, and collaborate on the final deliverables.

The study will seek to answer many of today’s most pressing workforce planning questions, including:

1. How can organizations successfully and strategically anticipate and fill critical talent gaps?
2. How do organizations forecast their staffing needs given growth targets and the impending retirement of baby boomers?
3. How do organizations identify critical roles, ensure a pipeline of talent that will be available to fill those roles, and evaluate their success?

The final deliverable will focus on how companies conduct effective workforce planning to determine the types of skills they will need and how/where to obtain this talent.

“Given the ongoing ‘war for talent’ and anticipated baby boomer retirements, workforce planning must be a central component of any organization’s senior executive agenda,” said Brian Kelly, President of Infohrm North America. “Our thought leadership collaboration with APQC will illustrate how progressive companies are addressing gaps in strategic talent through workforce planning.”

Important dates for the study include:

  • Kick-Off Call: October 14, 2008
  • Best Practice Company Site Visits: November 2008 – February 2009
  • Knowledge Transfer Session: March 25-26, 2009

Current study sponsors include American Electric Power, ConocoPhillips, Department of National Defence Canada, El Paso Corporation, IBM, Marathon, Northrop Grumman, Panama Canal, and U.S. Army ARDEC. To learn more about becoming a sponsor, visit the APQC’s Strategic Workforce Planning study homepage.

Individuals seeking new ideas and case examples in workforce planning should also consider attending Infohrm’s Workforce Analytics & Planning Conference, to be held in Washington, DC on October 6-7. The event combines leading edge keynote speakers, including the University of Southern California’s Dr. John Boudreau, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Peter Cappelli, with more than fifteen case studies, several pre- and post-conference workshops, and the Infohrm Industry Consortiums. To register, go to the Infohrm Workforce Analytics & Planning Conference homepage.

About Infohrm:
Infohrm is the global leader in on-demand workforce planning, reporting, and human capital analytics solutions. With over 25 years of experience, and a strong customer base consisting of Fortune 1000, non-profit, and government clients, Infohrm has paved the way for organizations to measure the impact of human capital initiatives and drive business results. The Infohrm solutions couple a leading edge on-demand technology platform with strategic consulting and HR professional development services that focus on the analysis of data to help organizations make informed decisions around human capital practices.

In April 2008, Gartner named Infohrm to its “Cool Vendors for Human Capital Management Software” report.

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About APQC:
An internationally recognized resource for process and performance improvement, nonprofit APQC helps organizations adapt to rapidly changing environments, build new and better ways to work, and succeed in a competitive marketplace. APQC focuses on benchmarking and metrics, best practices, knowledge management, performance improvement and professional development. Founded in 1977, APQC is a member-based nonprofit serving approximately 500 organizations worldwide in all industries.

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