Why Strategic Workforce Planning is the Way of the Future

Sebastien Girard Joins HR and Future of Work Speaking Faculty




Why Strategic Workforce Planning is the Way of the Future_four people using laptop computers and smartphone

The HR Exchange Network is gearing up for its next online event:  HR and Future of Work.  Scheduled for March 24 and 25, the event promises to engage human resources professionals in conversation about the topics that fall under the future of work umbrella.

Some of those include:

Another area the event will cover is strategic workforce planning.  The issue will be discussed on March 24 at 12p EST.  Presenters include:

Sebastien Girard

SVP Workforce Engagement

Atrium Health

Corey Bucher

Strategic Workforce Planning

Atrium Health

 

HR Exchange Network editor Mason Stevenson interviewed Girard on the future of work and the topic of strategic workforce planning.

Strategic Workforce Planning

Mason Stevenson

When thinking about the future of work, what excites you most?

Sebastien Girard

The world is evolving and technology is morphing the way we not only work but also live… and this is quite exciting! To be a witness of the technology revolution is outstanding. I am most excited about how AI will truly take shape and which new technologies will arise to improve efficiency and productivity while compensating for skills shortage.  I am also eager to find out what new jobs and skills will be created during this revolution. Fields like Healthcare, Environment and Technology are in the midst of disruption.

Mason Stevenson

Same question, but what concerns you most?

Sebastien Girard

The difference between good and great is the capacity to be proactive. To me, to not be able to see and proactively define the upcoming trends or, worse, misread it, is a concern.

Mason Stevenson

Thinking about that challenge, what solution or strategy should HR deploy to address the issue?

Sebastien Girard

A strong and robust strategic workforce planning function.

Mason Stevenson

Give me a 36,000 ft. view of your session.

Sebastien Girard

How we, in an innovative fashion, implemented Atrium Health’s strategic workforce planning function, which is led by data scientist Corey Bucher. And we’ll discuss what makes this function different from what is typically found in HR.

Mason Stevenson

What do you hope audience members will take away from the session?

Sebastien Girard

That a Strategic Workforce Planning function, done well, will help position HR as a strategic partner.  That, and there is a big difference between Strategic Workforce Planning and data reporting (which is often wrongly called data analytics).

Mason Stevenson

What attracted you to joining the speaking faculty for the HR Exchange Network’s HR and Future of Work online event?

Sebastien Girard

I have a long history of partnership with the HR Exchange and I am part of the Advisory Board. HR Exchange is forward thinking and is always focusing on the right topics… bringing a set of best-in-class speakers with very high quality audiences.

Mason Stevenson

Piece of advice you’d give every HR professional when dealing with future of work topics?

Sebastien Girard

Proactively see the upcoming trends, understand them and, more importantly, embrace them. Often, the new trends don’t going away and organizations fall behind because they turn a deaf ear to the signs.

Continuing the Discussion

Girard will be participating as a speaker in the HR Exchange Network’s HR and Future of Work online event.  To see who else is speaking at the event, the view the agenda or to register, click the link below.

HR and the Future of Work 2020

A new era of HR dawns. Where once HR ruled with the “one-size-fits-all” mentality, younger employees are rebuking the idea. Ideas like development, flexible scheduling, gig markets and remote work are the building blocks of their mission. This FREE online event will help HR professionals once again find their footing in these changing times while bringing together HR professionals who are successfully addressing the issues of diversity, personalization, and adapting to the future of work.

Register Now

 

Photo courtesy:  Pexels

RECOMMENDED

OUR BENEFACTORS